Naufal Zagidullin D.M.S: "We have come to COVID-19 third wave by ourselves"
Professor, Doctor of Medical Science, Head of the Department of the Medical University, Naufal Zagidullin spoke about the third wave of coronavirus, its mutation, and how to protect yourself.
In an interview with the State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company Bashkortostan, Naufal Zagidullin commented on the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the republic. A couple of months ago, he predicted that a new wave of infections would occur in June-July. According to the professor, this was expected, since a small percentage of the population was vaccinated, many people stopped wearing masks, and domestic and international tourism associated with vacations was increasing.
According to the doctor, there was a new wave of coronavirus infection in India and Europe about a month and a half ago. New strains of coronavirus reach Moscow and St. Petersburg within one and a half to two months, and to the republic from Moscow within two to four weeks. Now in Moscow, there is a third wave of COVID-19, which may soon reach Ufa.
Earlier on the Smart Cardiology YouTube channel, the professor stated that at the moment in Russia there were several types of coronavirus mutations by the place of localization: Wuhan strain (classic), British, South African, Brazilian, Indian. Each of these strains has certain characteristics. If the classical strain is characterized by a moderate morbidity, mortality is about 3%, then the Indian strain is characterized by aggressiveness, damage to the vascular systems, the development of gangrene, thrombosis of the veins of the lower extremities. Brazilian and South African strains are rare in the Russian Federation. The British strain is more contagious, more common among children and young people.
According to the professor, a new wave of morbidity was caused by the low rates of vaccination. At the moment, 10-15% of the population has been vaccinated, with the required 60%. At the same time, the number of cases in America and Israel decreased by 10 times, because more than half of the population received the vaccine.
It is important to note that after vaccination, antibody titers are higher than after the transfer of the disease, therefore vaccination is indicated for everyone, and those who have recovered too.
“The need for vaccination is clear, and we need to reach a level of 60-70% for herd immunity,” Naufal Zagidullin says.