At the Center. Gamaleys told how COVID-19 is “getting younger”
Recent strains of the coronavirus are driving an increase in severe cases of the disease among young people. This was stated by the head of the laboratory of the Center. Gamalei Vladimir Gushchin on the air of the Soloviev Live channel on YouTube ..
“The properties of the new strains do not change for the better. We see, on the contrary, an increase in the ability to be transmitted from person to person, we see that people, on the contrary, get sick more severely, the disease is “getting younger”, there are more severe cases among young people, ”he said.
He also noted that people are now worried about repeated cases of coronavirus. According to him, vaccination is becoming the “main tool” in the fight against a pandemic, since there is always a very shortage of effective therapy against viral diseases.
Earlier, Alexander Gunzburg, director of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, said that the Indian strain of COVID-19 and its mutations can be dangerous because, if they enter cells, they pass from one cell to another, thereby forming multinucleated cells. As a result, the strain is more resistant to antibodies circulating in the blood.