An Italian strain of a new type of coronavirus, which has mutated in the north of the country, is spreading around the world. This opinion was expressed on November 27 on the air of the ZDF TV channel by the German epidemiologist Alexander Kekule.
He believes that the virus spread throughout Italy within a few weeks, thanks to which it mutated and was able to better adapt to humans. According to the specialist, the Italian strain infects people in more than 99% of cases.
For his part, Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said that the sources of the coronavirus should be sought in Wuhan.
And how exactly SARS-CoV-2 came about remains to be seen.
So, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, said that the department does not have reliable data on the artificial origin of the coronavirus
“We are inclined to believe that this is a product of natural origin,” Gazeta. RU”.
However, the question of the origin of the virus itself is far from the most important for Russian scientists who are engaged in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, Naryshkin said.
On November 23, it became known that experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) do not exclude that there were several primary infections with coronavirus. The organization admitted that the infection itself came from different carriers and at different times.
Earlier, on November 22, WHO Special Envoy David Nabarro warned that if Europe does not create the necessary infrastructure to combat the spread of coronavirus, the third wave of the epidemic will begin in early 2021.
For the first time, an outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was recorded in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic. The US authorities accuse Beijing of spreading the infection around the world.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.