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Scientist: peak incidence of coronavirus in Russia will be smoothed
There may not be a pronounced peak in the incidence of coronavirus in Russia. According to the director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vasily Akimkin, the peak will be smoothed.
In an interview with the TV channel "Russia 24" Akimkin said that the restrictive measures taken had a significant impact on the situation with coronavirus. According to him, they helped to win two to three weeks before peak growth, so this pronounced peak, which everyone expects, may not be.
“It will be just very smooth, and we will not pass this phase of increased incidence so noticeably,” explained Vasily Akimkin.
At the same time, he noted that the incidence could still go up, since Russia has not passed the point of no return, and the virus is complex and may have several manifestations.
According to him, so far no one has determined the maximum incubation period of the virus, he has not specified scientifically whether there is a virus carrier as such, how long it can last, and whether there are options for re-infection. It is not known what immunity to coronavirus is and how it appears. According to the forecast of Vasily Akimkin, the country will have a second wave of coronavirus, it should be expected in the autumn-winter season.
Earlier, Advisor to the Director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Federal State Institution of Health Protection of Rospotrebnadzor Viktor Maleev noted that the peak incidence of coronavirus in the country will occur in early May or even earlier, after that the country will go on a plateau. Then, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that peak expected in mid-May, and in June the situation will improve. Vasily Akimkin believes that improvement will only happen by the end of summer.