In his view, there are no coronavirus mutations on the horizon that are cause for concern.
On Friday, Health Minister Adam Nedzelsky reported that From May 16, the epidemic situation will turn into an epidemic emergency.
a. Gut: Don’t be alarmed
Virologist A. Włodzimierz Gut noted in an interview with PAP that the minister, comparing the situation to last year, sees a clear decrease in the number of cases.
The epidemic in which this occurs has its own waves. However, they occur at much lower levels of disease. It’s just that the vast majority of the population is exposed to pathogens. In Poland, after such contact, whether by vaccination or infection, there are more than 90 percent of people – the professor noted. Gut.
According to the expert, there are no reasons to worry about autumn. He added that it is not a seasonal virus like influenza, and that it is more related to human transmission.
I finished counting mutations up to 1600.
“Let me remind you of the discussion about the effectiveness of vaccines against certain types of SARS-CoV-2. I have said from the beginning that they do not mutate in the most important part of the protein, so vaccines will work. And that is exactly what happened. Mutations, of course, are about year 1600. However, I don’t see anything on the horizon that might cause me to worry “- he added.
He also noted that, at some point, it is possible that booster doses of vaccines will be necessary. Not in order not to get sick, because the vaccine “does not protect” against it, but rather to improve immunity and make the disease milder.
Asked about a different US-European policy Some Asian countries against the Corona virus He noted that their actions are meaningless from a biological point of view. “They just want to accustom the public to obey. It is a policy after all, and I am a biologist” – he pointed out.
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