Infectionist: the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic will depend on the weather in summer
It is impossible to avoid the second outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia, but its intensity will be less, said Yekaterina Trifonova, the head of the infectious diseases department of the Central Clinical Hospital.
According to the expert, the inevitability of the second wave of the pandemic is due to the fact that the virus is new, and the percentage of the population that has immunity to it is still very low.
- Whether the outbreak will occur in the autumn or it will be earlier, will depend more on weather conditions, what the summer will be - cold or hot, and on how quickly we will switch to a normal lifestyle and how soon restrictions will be lifted, - leads RIA Novosti word Trifonova.
She also noted that the intensity of the new wave will be less, because part of the Russians have already been ill.
Spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov warned that quarantine should be lifted gradually due to the danger of the second wave of the epidemic.
Recall that the chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia, Melitia Vujnovich, said that the measures taken in the Russian Federation to counteract the spread of coronavirus helped the country reduce mortality and slow down infections.
Previously, WHO had predicted an “immediate second peak” of the epidemic if countries abandoned restrictive measures too early.
To date, 432,277 cases of coronavirus have been identified in Russia.