Immunologist Vladislav Zhemchugov named a way to prevent the emergence of the “Russian” strain of COVID-19. He told about this radio Sputnik.
According to him, a new mutation of the virus can occur anywhere, including in Russia. The doctor explained that its appearance does not depend on geographic location, but on changes occurring within the virus, as a result of which the most favorable mutations for infection are selected.
The expert also said that it is possible to reduce the likelihood of the appearance of a new strain in Russia by reducing the total amount of coronavirus. In order to stop the multiplication of the virus, it is necessary to be vaccinated and form a collective immunity, then the probability of mutation will be reduced to zero, he summed up.
Earlier, the doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov told why dangerous COVID-19 mutations have arisen. The physician explained the emergence of new strains of coronavirus by natural selection. Myasnikov said the coronavirus will continually mutate and become more infectious. According to the doctor, the infection is in a position of natural selection, in which its strongest mutations survive.