Scientist: the chance of contracting a delta strain of coronavirus without a mask is twice as high

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Scientist: the chance of contracting a delta strain of coronavirus without a mask is twice as high

The likelihood of contracting the “delta” strain of coronavirus infection is much higher than the usual one. This was announced by Sergey Netesov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Bionanotechnology, Microbiology and Virology, Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, noting that if a person does not wear a mask, then this chance increases at least twice.

“The situation is such that the previous version of the coronavirus had an average reproductive number of about three, and the” delta “version – about five … This is its main difference from the previous version,” RIA Novosti quoted the scientist as saying.

Netesov said that the first variant of the coronavirus could be infected on the street or in a cafe, so protective equipment must be worn.

We will remind, earlier the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova said that the death rate in the country increased by 13.9 percent in June this year due to the strain of coronavirus infection “delta”.

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