The immunologist warned about the “descendants” of the Indian strain of coronavirus: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru
Nikolay Kryuchkov, PhD in Medicine, Immunologist, in an interview with the radio Satellite reported that the Indian strain of the delta plus coronavirus dominates in Russia, but it will eventually be replaced by other variants of SARS-CoV-2.
He noted that the most recent line of coronavirus that attracted attention is the Colombian strain “mu”. “I think that for Russia it does not pose a great danger, since it will be extremely difficult for him to defeat the delta strain in the evolutionary battle,” he said.
According to the immunologist, the mu option does not have the particular advantages that have helped it take a dominant position in Russia. At the same time, the Indian strain of the coronavirus is highly infectious. “The infectivity of the delta strain is very high. In comparison with the Wuhan strain, there is a huge leap in infectivity, ”Kryuchkov approved.
Only its own “descendants” will take the place of the Indian strain of the coronavirus in Russia, the specialist said. “I think that for quite a long time it will be the“ descendants ”of the delta coronavirus line that will dominate in Russia. Naturally, the formation of a new line is possible, but these will also be descendants of the delta line, ”he said.
Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the “delta” strain accounted for 97 percent of coronavirus infections in Russia in September 2021. According to her, the “delta” strain prevails in Russia as well as throughout the world. The chief sanitary officer added that 158 countries show an almost 100% presence of this strain.