Glucose starvation can occur due to prolonged physical exertion and affect the production of antibodies to coronavirus after being vaccinated against the disease. This was announced by the director of the Center. Gamalei Alexander Gunzburg, reports TASS.
“Do not run races, marathons that border on glucose starvation. Glucose is absolutely necessary for cell division, for energy, therefore, correspondingly worse antibodies are produced,” he said.
He explained that a deficiency in blood glucose caused by endurance sports – skiing, long swimming, running – triggers regulatory mechanisms that limit glucose intake so that brain cells can receive it. Brain cells cannot survive without glucose, the scientist added.
Earlier, immunologist Vladimir Bolibok said that in patients with any antibody titer, the likelihood of re-contracting coronavirus is extremely low, since any antibodies at any titer have protective properties. “The higher the antibody titer, the less likely a person is to become infected and get sick. But the basis of antiviral immunity is cellular immunity, ”he said.
On June 18, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova reported that the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia had increased by a third in a few days. “The increase in the incidence of a new coronavirus infection in the last five days of this week compared to five days of last week was 34.4%, in Moscow the figures are higher – 54.4%,” she stated.
So, as of June 19, 17,906 new cases of coronavirus infection were diagnosed in Russia. The total number of cases exceeded 5.29 million, more than 128.9 thousand died (plus 466 per day). In Moscow, 9120 people were infected with the coronavirus per day. This is the highest figure since the beginning of the pandemic.
Against the background of a surge in the incidence of COVID-19 in a number of regions, including Moscow, Tula, Moscow region, Kuzbass, Leningrad, Sakhalin and Tver regions, mandatory vaccination was introduced for certain categories of citizens.