Mikhail Kaabak, Doctor of Medical Sciences, says that unfortunately, the current level of technological development of our civilization does not make it possible to select effective treatment options promptly or develop a vaccine of good quality against COVID-19.
While a pandemic of the novel type of coronavirus is still raging in the world and increasingly frightening news about COVID-19 mortality records is coming in from different countries, many experts have begun to assess the potential scope of the disaster and possible options for untangling it. Thus, numerous analysts have already shared their opinions on when the epidemic might decline and when certain countries might lift the quarantine or at least mitigate the restrictive measures.
Meanwhile, at the moment, public sentiment seems extremely pessimistic. The reason for that is not only in people's fear of a new strain of the virus, but also in the fact that forced self-isolation has hit the wallets of many Russians. Against the background of the general crisis, it only exacerbates the problems of a huge number of ordinary people.
In view of the above, the recent statement by Professor Mikhail Kaabak, a well-known Russian organ transplant surgeon and doctor of medical sciences who saved hundreds of lives of young Russians, inspires hope. According to Kaabak, in the coming months, about 80% of the Russians may build up fair immunity to the novel coronavirus. He said it in an interview with the Russia Today agency.
Kaabak claims that the potential test for antibodies against COVID-19 is highly likely to be developed. It will demonstrate the ability of a human immune system to combat the virus.
“I believe that by the time this test is available, it will be known that about 80% of people are immune to coronavirus,” said Kaabak. “Therefore, in terms of the virus, the health of those 80% is out of danger. Then life will gradually start to return to normal.”
At the same time, Kaabak underlines that unfortunately, the current level of technological development of our civilization does not allow promptly selecting effective treatment options or developing a vaccine of good quality against COVID-19. However, as the pandemic is to be over soon by itself, he cautions against excessive fears.
“A human body is able to build up immunity against pathogens, including the coronavirus,” explained Kaabak. “It is because of this ability that the epidemic will decline.”
It should be noted that as of April 13, the coronavirus has already been detected in 1.86 mln people all over the world. A total of 438,000 patients are considered fully recovered from COVID-19.Unfortunately, 115,000 cases were fatal.