Fall in Covid-19 viral load raises hopes next wave may be less deadly

The decrease in the chance of severe illness, death could be a result of more social distancing and mask-wearing

24 September 2020 - 19:12 By Henry Bodkin

Viral load is getting smaller as the Covid-19 pandemic progresses, scientists have discovered, raising hopes that a second wave could be less deadly.

Separate studies from the US and Italy established that patients tended to take on fewer viral particles as the outbreak went on, corresponding to a lower chance of death...

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