Named to reduce the likelihood of catching COVID-19 disease

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Named to reduce the likelihood of catching COVID-19 disease

Patients with allergies are less likely to suffer from coronavirus, but so far scientists have not been able to understand what exactly this is connected with, Musa Khaitov, director of the Institute of Immunology of the FMBA of Russia, told RIA Novosti.

At the end of 2019, an outbreak of a new coronavirus began in China. By March 2020, the World Health Organization announced a pandemic. According to the latest data, more than 182 million cases have been identified in the world, more than 3.9 million people have died from coronavirus and related complications.

Khaitov recalled that since the beginning of the pandemic, “there has been evidence that patients with allergies are less likely to get coronavirus infection,” and foreign studies indicate that COVID-19 does not increase the risk of severe bronchial asthma.

“It is still difficult to say what this is connected with, various hypotheses are being expressed, but they require confirmation,” Khaitov noted.

At the same time, he advised allergy sufferers to still be vaccinated against coronavirus in remission.

Earlier, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that almost 90% of the residents of the capital infected with coronavirus had an Indian strain that spreads much more aggressively and faster. The mayor noted that in order to resist the new strain, the level of antibodies in a person should be twice as high as was required to combat the “Wuhan” variant.

Against the background of an increase in morbidity in the capital, additional restrictions were introduced. So, from June 28, only citizens who have received the vaccine or have been ill with COVID-19 within the last six months, or have a negative PCR test will be able to visit public catering establishments.

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