Oct 12, 2020
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Epidemiologist assessed the chances of the complete disappearance of the coronavirus

Director of the Institute of Public Health. F.F. Erisman, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine, I.M. Sechenov, Nikolai Briko, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, told whether the coronavirus could suddenly disappear.

The expert expressed the opinion that the SARS-CoV2 virus will not disappear like its predecessor SARS-CoV1 (atypical pneumonia). Most likely, it will become one of the viruses of a large group of microorganisms that cause ARVI. Bricaud recalled that this, for example, happened with the influenza virus that caused the pandemic in 2009-2010.

The epidemiologist also commented on the exacerbation of the disease that is currently observed. In his opinion, this may be due to the individual characteristics of each organism.

"The virulence of the pathogen and its quantity (dose) that has entered the human body is of great importance," Briko said.

He also stressed that a sharp increase in the degree of contacts at workplaces, close communication of people in organized groups, crowded places and public transport, non-observance of the mask regime led to "a significantly increased possibility of transmission of the pathogen by airborne droplets and contact."

Earlier, the epidemiologist told how not to get infected with COVID-19 in transport.

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