Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, says it’s not certain Covid will become less severe over time.
The professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College London tells BBC Radio 4's Today programme that after many discussions the group has “no way of concluding that viruses have to become less severe over time.”
He says the next Covid variant “could be more severe” adding "there's no rule about this."
Openshaw also says reinfections - where somebody tests positive again after a previous bout of Covid - are increasing and warns “we still have to take this disease very, very seriously".
Agree ValJu where companies have no meat on the bone. But Novacyt have, and the fundamentals will see us through in the long term. If you are looking for a fast buck, then I'm afraid those days are gone....at least for now.
Talk is cheap WBAFC. It really makes no difference how much you are losing, it's all relative to what you can afford. Yes, we are fully aware you are a doctor and therefore your loses are probably smaller than the window cleaner who is down ten grand.