MOSCOW, February 14 – RIA Novosti. The number of COVID-19 cases in Russia may increase in the fall, said Alexei Agranovsky, professor of the Virology Department at the Belozersky Institute of Moscow State University, in an interview with the Moscow Says radio station.
“The curve in our country is declining. So it will, apparently, during the summer, a rise by the fall is possible. Because COVID-19 is basically a seasonal viral disease,” he said.
The virologist stressed that vaccination will help to avoid a sharp rise in the incidence.
“This factor depends on our consciousness. There is no vaccine shortage now,” he recalled.
Agranovsky also announced the need for vaccination for the Russians who have recovered. According to him, natural immunity in such patients will decrease in six months, and they will need vaccinations. The science