Posted 16 июня 2022,, 08:11

Published 16 июня 2022,, 08:11

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

WHO expects a rise in the incidence of covid by the end of 2022

WHO expects a rise in the incidence of covid by the end of 2022

16 июня 2022, 08:11
Фото: 1MI
This year, a complication of the epidemiological situation with coronavirus infection is not ruled out, but it is quite difficult to predict the timing, said Melita Vujnovic, representative of the World Health Organization in Russia.

According to her, such a rise is worth waiting for, since a large number of people "have not met with the virus either by vaccination or naturally." It is difficult to name the timing of the outbreak, in addition, the virus is changing, and “has not yet taken its ecological niche”, Vujnovich explained in an interview with Izvestia.

"We see that new variants of the virus are coming. Some are much more contagious but cause less lethality. And this process needs to be monitored in dynamics", - the WHO representative pointed out.

Regarding the recognition of the Russian covid vaccine Sputnik V, Vujnovic recalled that this process has not yet been completed, negotiations are currently ongoing between the RDIF, inspection sites, and the WHO department.

"There is an agreement on the schedule of inspections. I cannot now voice its content, because the discussion is still going on. We are waiting for proposals from the Russian side. But the process has not stopped", - she stressed.

Vujnovic added that the next inspection, scheduled for March, did not take place due to the ban on flights - "this window is gone." Now Sputnik V has been approved for use in 71 countries with a total population of more than 4 billion people.

Note that WHO predicted a worsening situation with coronavirus in the DPRK. In addition, WHO specialists do not have any information from independent sources on the number of sick Koreans who can still be helped. Russia offered North Korea to supply its COVID-19 vaccines, medicines and test systems, as well as to send its specialists.