And about. Director of the N.I. Smorodintsev of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Dmitry Lioznov said that a vaccinated person can spread the virus, in connection with which it is necessary to continue to observe preventive measures, TASS reports.
According to the specialist, the vaccinated person is protected, however, the pathogen can get on the mucous membranes and persist there for some time, it is for this reason that masks should be worn after vaccination.
Darya Danilenko, Deputy Director for Research at the Research Institute of Influenza, noted that a person can be considered vaccinated if he received a full dose of the vaccine, while in the three-week interval between the introduction of the first and second doses, a person can be a carrier.
Speaking about virus mutations, the head of the research institute emphasized that they can be transmitted faster, but do not affect the severity of the disease or mortality.
“The changes are carefully monitored, today new variants have certain epidemiological characteristics, are more easily transmitted, but do not cause a more severe course of the disease and do not lead to a change in the effectiveness of vaccines,” Lioznov said.
Earlier, Boris Mendelevich, a member of the State Duma’s Health Protection Committee, said that the world must unite in the fight against the pandemic, because even if several states refuse vaccination, it threatens world collapse.