Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less...Marie Sklodowska Curie (born 1867 Poland, died 1934 France)
Growing number (currently about 15%) of cases of COVID-19 virus infections cannot be explained by established mechanisms such as transmission of virus proteins by direct mechanical contact with virus-contaminated surfaces or droplets. On the other hand the evidence emerges that the virus pandemic slows down much faster in areas where a large number of people have recovered after contracting the virus. This article is an attempt to provide an explanation by considering a role of information processing and transfer in transmitting diseases and recovery. Discussion points out to a possibility of controlling pandemics in absence of vaccines.