News - 16 Agosto 2020 Covid-19: We Know and Manage It Better, But Watch Out If We Let Up! Has Covid-19 become weakened? Why is it that (at least in Italy) the number of deaths has so notably diminished? The virus has not mutated, it’s the same one we saw in February; it’s more likely that it’s the population that has changed. The most vulnerable are taking better precautions while the virus exploits younger subjects to spread.