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The second wave of the epidemic of coronavirus in Russia is possible not earlier than the end of the summer. Appropriate deadlines outlined in conversation with TASS, infectious diseases specialist and vaccinologist Evgeny Timakov.
He said that currently the preconditions for the emergence of a sharp spike in the incidence no. However, he suggested that in Russia the second wave can come after when in other countries will hit its peak. “For example, in China the peak of the [second] wave will have approximately June. So, in theory, at the end of July — August can be a great rise in the incidence in our country”, — explained the expert.
According to him, to cancel restrictive measures in Russia while early. Timakov recalled that the surge in the incidence will be minimal, if citizens will continue to respect the social distance and mask mode.
Director of the Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei Alexander Ginzburg added that with the start of universal vaccination in September — October have a chance to avoid a second wave of the epidemic.
Previously at the world health organization (who) warned Rossi. about the risks of too early removal of restrictions for a coronavirus. In this case, it may occur again with a spike in the spread of the virus, more serious. “He can surprise people and medicine. The virus, unfortunately, not going anywhere. It will be among the people, so you should always be ready to identify every sick and his contacts,” said the who representative in Russia, Melita Vujnović.
As of may 21, in Russia revealed 317 554 cases of coronavirus in 85 regions. For the entire period recorded 3099 deaths, recovered 92 681 people. For the last day was 8926 new infections.
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