Virologist: Coronavirus leaves a trail that can take years

Professor of the National research centre of epidemiology and Microbiology named after N. F. Gamalei Anatoly Altstein commented on the results of research by British scientists, according to which 30% had been ill COVID-19 in the future, may develop pulmonary fibrosis.

He compared the course of influenza and coronavirus pneumonia. In an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking” the virologist said that the percentage of occurrence of fibrosis in influenza pneumonia below.

“When influenza pneumonias such a high percentage of development of pulmonary fibrosis does not happen” — said Altstein, acknowledging that the coronavirus are not well understood. The scientist noted that “coronavirus leaves a trail that can take years”.

He suggested that the results “tips on how to behave and live, having such complications,” will take time. The Professor added that reliable drug against COVID-19 yet. “We use medications that were developed earlier, we select the best of them and use to combat the coronavirus,” he said.

media reported earlier that the British doctors found that half recovered from coronavirus arise of the physical, cognitive and psychological impairments.

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