alexa Posted September 23, 2021 Share Posted September 23, 2021 Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert (top), the woman who created the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has said Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant and will eventually just cause the common cold. Speaking at a Royal Society of Medicine seminar, The scientist said viruses tend to 'become less virulent as they circulate' through the population and there was 'no reason' to think we will have a more virulent version of Sars-CoV-2. The 59-year-old also revealed she was struggling to get funding to help prevent future pandemics and said urgent investment was needed to prevent other infectious diseases spreading around the world. Her comments come as Professor Chris Whitty yesterday warned that almost all unvaccinated children will become infected with Covid at some point in the future and around half of youngsters have already caught the virus. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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