Unvaccinated people provoke the evolution of the coronavirus. This was stated by the chief freelance specialist in infectious diseases of the Ministry of Health, Professor Vladimir Chulanov on Friday, January 14.
According to him, the virus can evolve in the body of vaccinated people, but those who have not been vaccinated significantly increase the likelihood of a new strain emerging.
“The unvaccinated person is like a springboard for the evolution of the virus. If a person is vaccinated, then the chance that his virus will evolve and be transmitted to someone is much lower, because he may not get sick at all and not become a source of infection, ”the RBC specialist said.
Chulanov is sure that vaccination will help reduce the number of such “footholds”. And then, in his opinion, the pandemic will end at Omicron.
On January 13, the head physician of hospital No. 40 in Kommunarka, Denis Protsenko, said that patients with the Omicron coronavirus strain are not very difficult to tolerate, but its spread rate is much higher than other options. He added that there are fewer cases of a sharp deterioration in the condition, as with Delta, with the new strain.
On the same day, Chief Researcher of the N.N. N.F. Gamalei Anatoly Altstein, in an interview with Izvestia, expressed the opinion that the fifth wave of coronavirus will be serious and will bring records in incidence. In these conditions, he noted the importance of compliance with restrictive measures that will reduce the number of contacts between people.
A large-scale vaccination campaign continues in Russia. Citizens can get vaccinated for free. Six drugs against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, KoviVac, EpiVacCorona-N and the Sputnik M adolescent vaccine.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.