New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

意大利頂級醫生表示新冠病毒正在失去毒性


Reuters·June 1, 2020
ROME (Reuters) - The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday.

羅馬(路透社)——一位意大利高級醫生周日表示,新冠病毒正在失去毒性,變得不再那么致命。

"In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy''s coronavirus contagion.

倫巴第北部地區米蘭圣拉斐爾醫院的負責人阿爾貝托說,“從臨床角度講,這種病毒在意大利實際上已經不存在了?!?


Italy has the third highest death toll in the world from COVID-19, with 33,415 people dying since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21. It has the sixth highest global tally of cases at 233,019.

意大利是世界上死于新冠病毒人數第三多的國家,自2月21日疫情爆發以來,已有33,415人死亡。它的確診病例數全球排名第六,為233,019例。

However new infections and fatalities have fallen steadily in May and the country is unwinding some of the most rigid lockdown restrictions introduced anywhere on the continent.

然而5月份的新增感染和死亡人數穩步下降,該國正在解除全歐洲都實施的一些最嚴格的封鎖限制。


"We''ve got to get back to being a normal country," he said. "Someone has to take responsibility for terrorizing the country."

“我們得回到一個正常國家的狀態,”他說?!氨仨氂腥藶榭謬槆页袚熑??!?

The government urged caution, saying it was far too soon to claim victory.

政府敦促人們保持謹慎,稱現在宣布勝利仍為時過早。

"Pending scientific evidence to support the thesis that the virus has disappeared ... I would invite those who say they are sure of it not to confuse Italians," Sandra Zampa, an undersecretary at the health ministry, said in a statement.

“在等待支持病毒已經消失這一論點的科學證據之前……我們將邀請那些說自己會保證此事不會讓意大利人感到困惑的人?!毙l生部副部長桑德拉在一份聲明中說。


A second doctor from northern Italy told the national ANSA news agency that he was also seeing the coronavirus weaken.

另一名來自意大利北部的醫生告訴安莎通訊社,他也發現冠狀病毒的毒性在減弱。

"The strength the virus had two months ago is not the same strength it has today," said Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital in the city of Genoa.

熱那亞市圣馬蒂諾醫院傳染病診所的負責人馬特奧說,“病毒在兩個月前的毒性和今天的毒性不一樣?!?