Virologist spoke about the super-distributors of coronavirus

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Virologist spoke about the super-distributors of coronavirus

It became known how one person infected 1,500 Russians

The head of the branch of the Scientific Center of Virology “Vector” Alexander Semenov told TASS that one infected with the coronavirus was able to infect 1.5 thousand people at once.

“In Russia, there is a maximum case of superseeding or superproliferation, when one person infected 1,500 people at once,” he explained. a person does not observe social distance, does not wear a mask, goes to a crowded subway car, comes to work and starts hugging and kissing everyone, then he has a chance to become a super-distributor and infect a huge number of people. the spread of infection, “the expert noted.

Semenov explained that according to statistics, one patient with COVID-19, when infected with the usual variant of COVID-19, infects from two to three people, with a delta strain – from five to six people, while a super-distributor can infect much more than the average number.

“In some regions, the proportion of these people can reach about 80 percent.

In the store in front of you is a cashier, a mask under the chin – why not a super-distributor? “, Semyonov gave an example.

From the super-distributor, both unvaccinated and vaccinated or previously not sick citizens can be infected.

Super-proliferating country

Some time ago, the British edition of The Guardian, citing a UN special envoy, reported that Myanmar could become a super-spreading country of the coronavirus. The country is facing its worst outbreak of disease since the military coup in February. The government's vaccination program has stalled and government hospitals are barely working due to a deep political and economic crisis.

According to the local Ministry of Health, 4,629 people have died from coronavirus in the country since June 1 (the country's population is 54 million), but independent experts believe that these figures are several times too low. One of the indirect confirmations is that 10 new crematoria will be built in the country.

Spreading pollen

Earlier, scientists from the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) discovered that tree pollen can be a dangerous spread of coronavirus.

The experts created a computer simulation of a willow tree as a prototype for a pollen source and simulated the distribution of its particles.

The study showed that in the presence of a light wind, pollen can travel up to 20 meters in one minute, capturing all kinds of viruses on its surface.

The reason for such an experiment was the observation of patterns between areas with an increased level of COVID-19 infection in the United States and areas with increased allergic activity.

It has been scientifically proven that the pollen of any plant itself is practically harmless, but it collects on its surface a huge amount of viruses, allergens and other particles that can cause various reactions in the body.

In Russia, according to the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus for the entire time of the pandemic, 6,402,564 cases of infection were registered, 5,720,353 people recovered, 163,301 died. Over the past day, 22,660 cases of coronavirus were detected in the country, 20,141 people fully recovered. …

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