Program Director of the world health organization (who) emergency health Michael Ryan questioned the fact that humanity will soon be able to develop a collective immunity to the coronavirus. This opinion he expressed during the briefing, reports TASS.
According to him, the organization does not know what proportion of the inhabitants of the Earth should recover COVID-19 to be able to talk about the emergence of humanity as a collective immunity. Most scientists believe that the proportion is 60-80 percent, said Ryan, others believe that this percentage may be less.
The who representative noted that the coronavirus for a long time will “burn our society”, before herd immunity. As explained by Ryan, the idea that the goal may be to achieve herd immunity, in a sense, contrary to the control of the disease. “And then what would we see? Overcrowded hospitals, many dead people,” he explained.
He drew attention to the fact that often people who recover from COVID-19, after a considerable time after recovery, continue to feel no matter. This also applies to young people, which usually carries the disease easily.
Previously head of laboratory at the center “Vector” Ilnaz Gimatdinov said that ill patients acquire antibodies to the coronavirus only for a few months. For this reason, people again can get COVID-19.
According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world exceeded 16.8 million people. The pandemic has covered 188 countries. Most affected by SARS-CoV-2 States — the US, Brazil and India.