Pulmonologist Tamar Zhamurashvili, who works in Charite University Hospital Berlin, maintains that the virus has not lost its potency. In her words, these rumors fly in Georgia only and have nothing to do with the truth.
"Victim numbers are higher now than in spring, with the first reason for this being increases in testing. The virus symptoms are mild in patients because lots of them are young; for this reason, there is no need to lock down the country.
Allegations about the virus losing its potency can be heard in Georgia only. This is absurd. The only means via which the virus may lose its potency is its mutation, which is not even under discussion today. They are probably trying to calm down people by disseminating this information, but this attempt will be counterproductive: people will think that the virus will not harm them and defy the recommendations," Tamar Zhamurashvili said.