MOSCOW, February 25 – RIA Novosti. Infectious disease doctor Evgeny Timakov, in an interview with RBC, admitted an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia in mid-spring.
The physician believes that the reason for this will be the arrival in the country of the “British” strain of coronavirus infection, as well as the lack of a full-fledged immune layer among the population. “In addition, people who had been ill at the beginning of the pandemic may begin to fall ill again. In the spring, with vitamin deficiency, lack of insolation , short daylight hours, the likelihood of getting sick increases, “explained Timakov.
However, in his opinion, calling this the third wave is not entirely correct, since from time to time there are ups and downs in the incidence in Russia.
Professor of the Department of Virology at the Belozersky Institute of Moscow State University Alexei Agranovsky in an interview with the portal suggested that in the summer the number of new cases of the disease will decrease. “I am not a supporter of the term” wave “. The coronavirus behaves like a common acute respiratory viral disease,” Agranovsky said.
At the same time, the virologist cautiously suggested that an increase in the incidence would be observed in the fall.
Infectious disease specialist, Doctor of Medical Sciences Nikolay Malyshev added in an interview with the portal that active vaccination of the population will help normalize the situation with COVID-19.