Posted 21 октября 2020,, 06:42

Published 21 октября 2020,, 06:42

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Virologist: covid vaccine is useless for people with immunodeficiency

Virologist: covid vaccine is useless for people with immunodeficiency

21 октября 2020, 06:42
Vaccination against a new coronavirus infection may be ineffective for people suffering from immunodeficiency, says Anatoly Altstein, MD, virologist.

The problem stems from the difficulty in producing antibodies, Altstein said. The virologist clarified that it would be quite difficult to divide people into specific groups according to their ability to develop immunity.

"People differ in their ability to produce antibodies, but it is rather difficult to distinguish them clearly into groups. It does not depend on the state of health, but on the characteristics of the organism, which no one knows about", - said Altstein in an interview with URA.RU.

At the same time, the expert doubts that the elderly, as well as those who are under stress, take anti-inflammatory drugs or abuse alcoholic beverages, antibodies are produced poorly.

Let us recall that different doctors suggested coping with coronavirus in their own way, raising immunity. Some, such as the head of Moscow clinics for healthy eating and Ph.D. Daria Rusakova, are confident in the benefits of kefir during a pandemic, and in Ulyanovsk, the head of the children's hospital, Tatyana Nikulina, suggests fighting raspberry covid.

Meanwhile, the head of the Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N. F. Gamaleya Alexander Gintsburg said that COVID-19 has learned to block innate immunity.