More infectious variants of coronavirus infection are replacing other strains, but the severity of the course of COVID-19 does not increase. This was announced on Sunday, July 18, by the head of the branch of the SSC VB “Vector” Rospotrebnadzor in Yekaterinburg, Alexander Semenov.
As the specialist explained, when more aggressive variants of infection appear, they infect more people. At the same time, other variants of the virus do not multiply, spread more slowly and “leave the scene,” specifies “RIA News“.
According to the expert, writes “Gazeta.ru“, Increasing the infectivity of the virus means increasing its effectiveness.
“But the severity of the disease is not, the severity does not progress. As a result, the ideal parasite does not seek to kill its host, ”he said.
Semenov stressed that there are other variants of coronaviruses that cause common seasonal colds. These coronaviruses are not fatal.
As Andrei Isaev, founder and CEO of the DNKOM Research Center for Molecular Genetic Research, noted earlier that day, despite the regular appearance of new strains of COVID-19, it mutates much more slowly than the influenza virus. In his opinion, it is simply impossible to stop the mutations of the coronavirus, the infection will always mutate.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said on Friday that the rate of spread of coronavirus in Russia has stabilized over the past five days. However, the epidemic situation in the regions is still tense.
Currently, a campaign is underway in Russia to vaccinate the population against COVID-19. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone on a voluntary basis. At the moment, four drugs for coronavirus are registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona and KoviVak. According to the head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, up to 1 million people a day are vaccinated during peak days.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as the hashtag #WeWe areTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.