2021 warning from Science Board member President of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK) and Member of the Ministry of Health Coronavirus Scientific Committee Prof. Dr. Alpay Azap stated that the Kovid-19 disease will become a seasonal disease from 2020.
Prof. Dr. Torment of Trakya University and Turkey Family Physicians Association, organized in cooperation with the online 19th National Congress of Family Medicine "Kovid-19 Overview" made a presentation.
Azap said that the number of proven cases in the world exceeded 45 million, and the number of patients who died due to Kovid-19 exceeded 1 million 200 thousand.
"450 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD MEET WITH COVID-19"
Stating that 450 million people have encountered Kovid-19 disease since the day the epidemic started, Azap said:
"According to scientific studies, there are 8-10 Kovid-19 cases in the society against every Kovid-19 case we prove. Considering that the epidemic started in January, we can say that 450 million people encountered and infected with Kovid-19 in the last 10 months. Based on scientific studies, we can say that it is twice the number that has been proven. In other words, we can say that approximately 2 and a half million patients died due to Kovid-19 as of today.
"OUTBREAK CURVE DIRECTED UP"
Azap stated that with the arrival of winter, Kovid-19 started to climb again in Europe and the epidemic curve was moving upwards.
Pointing out that the cases increased even more compared to March and April, Azap stated that new records were broken in countries such as Italy and Japan.
Describing that mutation is a common situation in RNA viruses, Azap said, "We cannot say that it had a mutation that would cause the disease to progress differently. There is no realization in the course and lethality of the disease." said.
"NO PERMANENT IMMUNITY"
Azap stated that people who had Kovid-19 did not have permanent immunity and could get sick again.
Emphasizing that the coronavirus is similar to the flu, Azap said:
"A re-infection case was announced in the past period. Now we have seen that people who got sick with this virus can get sick with the virus again after they recover. Actually, this was something we expected. Respiratory viruses are like this. Having this disease because they mutate gives you immunity for a certain time When mutations in the virus accumulate and become so different that your immune system cannot recognize it, you can get sick again with that virus. Like the flu. This disease is very similar to the flu in this respect. This seems to be the case in coronavirus. "
Torment, a seasonal feature stone in the later period of Kovid-19