“The Covid pandemic will end and we will come out – I hope as soon as possible – from the state of emergency. But the end will not be established by a treaty. There is no agreement with viruses”. So “let’s get ready for another month of high frequency infections”. Then “hopefully it’s the last wave” and that “slowly the infection will go away”. This is the picture drawn by the scientist Maria Capobianchi, among the first in Europe to have isolated the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus with her team on January 31, 2020 in the laboratory of the Lazzaro Spallanzani institute in Rome. The expert, in an interview with ‘Corriere della Sera’, comments on the scenario proposed by the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe and explains: Hans Kluge “said that the pandemic will end. circulation of the virus will continue at much lower levels. After reaching 4 million infected persons per day, now the surge in cases seems less impetuous “. Looking a little further in time, “we are moving towards an endemic phase”, adds the scientist who is now retired and has a consultation with Don Calabria in Negrar (Verona) as well as teaching molecular biology at Unicamillus University in Rome. . The fate hypothesized for Sars-CoV-2 is reflected in ‘stories’ of the past, she assures her. “We expect it to happen as with other human coronaviruses, responsible for colds and mild fevers – speculates the virologist – We do not know in which historical era they arrived but everything suggests that when they entered they had a history similar to that of Sars-CoV -2. In the face of new viruses, it is plausible that the human species has all been infected to the point of developing immune protection. Today we have been able to accelerate this process with vaccines “. It remains an unknown: “That a new variant” manages “to shuffle the cards. We have already seen five arrive that have become protagonists by virtue of an ever greater ease of transmission. Every day we still have millions of cases in the world, we are giving other mutation opportunities for our new host “, concludes the researcher.
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