MOSCOW, February 13 – RIA Novosti. The presence of depression and other mental conditions that require correction with pills are not a reason for withdrawal from the COVID-19 vaccination, Ancha Baranova, professor at the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University, told RIA Novosti. completely different processes. Like home renovations and grocery shopping. These are not related things. In the presence of a psychiatric illness, vaccination can and should be done, ”said Baranova.
The biologist also noted that according to studies, people with reduced intelligence, for example, due to Alzheimer's disease or other types of senile dementia, are, on average, more likely to contract coronavirus than their peers with preserved intelligence. This is most likely due to the fact that people with reduced intelligence are less likely to follow safety rules, such as wearing masks correctly.
“For this group of people, vaccinations are needed even more than the general population,” Baranova clarified.