Immunologist Eduard Shunkov warned that a super-strong strain of coronavirus could appear in the world, which could cause the pandemic to become more widespread. His words leads newspaper “Nevskie Novosti”.
According to the specialist, in case of a negative scenario, a super-strong strain of COVID will appear or crossbreeding with other viruses will occur.
According to him, the pandemic could reach “alarming proportions and take the lives of tens of millions of people,” as it was during the Spanish flu. “If there is a cross with other viruses, a new superinfection may appear,” said Shunkov.
However, the doctor also named a positive scenario. In his opinion, the virus can lose its destructive properties so much that it becomes an ordinary seasonal infection. “It will have a low mortality rate, and its course will be without severe manifestations,” he said.
Earlier, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus revealed a way that will help stop the coronavirus pandemic and restart the global economy. He said that vaccination of 70 percent of the population of each country by the middle of next year will help to overcome the pandemic. According to Gebreyesus, the novel coronavirus pandemic is an ordeal that the world is failing to cope with.