The pandemic will enter the mode of seasonal epidemics from 2022 – Rossiyskaya Gazeta


From 2022, the coronavirus pandemic may go into a seasonal epidemic mode, similar to the flu. This opinion was expressed by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Sergeev.

“The covid pandemic from 2022, as I expect, will enter the influenza epidemic, its seasonality. I would compare our situation with the 1960s, when there was an epidemic of the Hong Kong flu with serious consequences and a large number of seriously ill people. But vaccines have been created. medicines, and now we have been living with the flu for 60 years, we are almost used to it, “Sergeeva quotes TASS… The President of the Russian Academy of Sciences drew a parallel with COVID-19. He noted that the epidemic is serious, but vaccines have already been created, medicines are emerging. “If there are good, reliable protocols for the use of drugs, then we will enter the regime of perceiving this disease like the flu,” he said.

Previously, Deputy Director for Clinical Work of the Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after V.I. G.N. Tatiana Ruzhentsova of Gabrichevsky Rospotrebnadzor shared with “RG” a forecast, will the mass spread of the “omicron” strain in Russia begin after the New Year holidays? According to her, the previous experience of combating the coronavirus and the analysis of the spread of omicron in the world tells us that it is unlikely that a new rise in the incidence can be avoided. However, how much it will be expressed depends on the consciousness of the population. Ruzhentsova recalled how important it is to avoid crowded places, maintain social distance and use protective masks.


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