“Everything incomprehensible is scary”: FMBA infectious disease specialist told about the oddities of coronavirus
Coronavirus acts strangely and does not follow the canons of classical epidemiology, says Vladimir Nikiforov, the head of the department of infectious diseases of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the FMBA of Russia.
- For some reason, coronavirus does not follow the canons of classical epidemiology, the classical pathogenesis of SARS. The discrepancy between changes in the lungs and the patient’s well-being is completely incomprehensible. Judging by the CT picture, such a patient should be at least in the intensive care, but he can feel quite well. For the time being. And then there is a catastrophic collapse, Nikiforov said on the Russia-1 channel .
An infectious disease specialist stated that pneumonia may not be visible at all on an X-ray during coronavirus infection.
- "We are faced with something new. I would not say that this is terrible, but everything incomprehensible is terrible”, - the doctor noted.
According to the headquarters for control and monitoring the situation with coronavirus, in Moscow 60% of the disease progressed without any symptoms. Moreover, the growth rate of asymptomatic cases increased.
In Russia 42 853 cases of coronavirus infection are currently confirmed. 3,291 patients recovered. 361 people died from the disease.