MOSCOW, February 6 – RIA Novosti. Russian virologists told under what condition the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic will occur in the country and how dangerous it is.
Head of the laboratory of biotechnology and virology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Novosibirsk State University, Sergei Netesov, in an interview with URA.RU, noted that even the second wave has not yet ended. According to him, a gradual attenuation of the epidemic should be expected in the next two months.
“All this will happen if new strains do not get to Russia: British, South African and Brazilian, which spread faster. If they get to us, then the third wave is possible,” he explained.
Virologist and infectious disease specialist Nikolai Malyshev, in turn, urged not to be afraid of the third wave of the epidemic, since vaccination is underway in Russia. The spread of the coronavirus
“By the beginning of the second half of the year, the majority will be with antibodies: both vaccinated and already ill,” the specialist predicted.
More than 104 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the world, almost 2.3 million have died. Most of the infected and victims are in the United States, India and Brazil.
Almost four million cases of infection have been recorded in Russia. Over 3.4 million patients have recovered, more than 76 thousand have died. The spread of the coronavirus