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The estimated capacity of the upcoming second wave of coronavirus: it is weaker than the first. This was stated by chief infectionist Ministry of health of Russia Elena Malinnikova in an interview with “Parlamentskaya Gazeta”.
According to her, after the epidemic the majority of Russians will be immune to infection.
“Presumably, there will be a slight rise in the incidence, but this wave of this epidemic, as it is now, of course, the coronavirus do not cause. Because the virus is weakened, it happens according to the law of epidemic process, most of the population are immune,” explained Malinnikova.
Infectious disease reminded that humanity is faced with infections caused by viruses SARS and MERS. And the doctor almost not detect SARS among other viruses, she added. Malinnikova stated that it does not cause serious morbidity, although previously led to severe atypical pneumonia.
Specialist of the Ministry of health considers that the importance in preparing for the second wave has the detection of antibodies to the coronavirus. “So we determine the level of immune segment of the population today. We need to carry out these tests in order to understand how much and to whom it is necessary to introduce the vaccine, what role will vaccinations”, concluded Malinnikova.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the timing of the new wave of coronavirus in the country. According to him, it may occur from October to November.
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