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The percentage of residents with identified antibodies to coronavirus was too small. These results of mass testing of Muscovites do not allow to count on the emergence of collective immunity to COVID-19 and confirm the need for the vaccine, said the Vice-President of the RAS Vladimir Chekhonin on the online meeting of the scientific Council of Russian Academy of Sciences “the Science of life”, reports TASS.
According to him, made in Moscow, studies have shown that antibodies are only 12-12. 5% of citizens. “And this, of course, is not sufficient to generate herd immunity,” said Chekhonin, stressing that to create “the necessary immunological basis”, which will create immunity against COVID-19, will only allow the vaccine.
Earlier, Deputy Moscow mayor Anastasia Rakova said that Muscovites can undergo free tests for antibodies to the coronavirus may 27. According to her, the tests will take 30 urban clinics. The results can be determined, but people with coronavirus infection, if he has developed immunity and to date he’s sick. Every day in Moscow is planned to spend up to 5 thousand free tests.
As of 28 may in Moscow was 173 497 cases of infection with coronavirus, only detected in Russia 379 051 infected. Since the beginning of the epidemic in the country 150 993 people recovered, 4142 patients with confirmed COVID-19 died.
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