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There is no need to fear because vaccines have already been created

According to epidemiologist and former Russian top sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko, the coronavirus pandemic might be gone by May if all preventative measures and the vaccine push are followed, according to TASS news agency. "It's going to be a lengthy wait until May... If we accomplish what has to be done now, it should be slowing down, if not under control, by then "he stated. He stated that there is no need to fear because vaccines have already been created and that the focus should now be on inoculation against the coronavirus infection.

According to the research, the present Covid-19 pandemic will convert into seasonal epidemics starting in 2022, according to Russian Academy of Sciences President Alexander Sergeyev. "I believe the Covid-19 pandemic will evolve into seasonal outbreaks, similar to the flu." I'd want to compare the current situation to the 1960s, when the Hong Kong flu outbreak had devastating consequences and many people were gravely ill.


"However, vaccinations and medications were developed in due time, and we have now lived with influenza for more than 60 years and have become virtually acclimated to it. In some ways, what is happening to Covid now appears to be identical. Fears, the development of vaccinations, and the manufacture of treatments are all part of a major pandemic. If there are solid, trustworthy drug procedures, this sickness will start to seem like regular flu "he stated.

According to the study, Sergeyev stated that Russia's high death rates were the cost of poor immunisation rates. "In terms of vaccination, it is our shortcoming for which the people, scientists, and government are liable. The vast majority of those who died as a result of the virus had not been vaccinated. This, I feel, is the price that must be paid in exchange for low vaccination rates "he stated.

Also read: How masks prevent risks of Covid infection

Meanwhile, according to the Guardian, Tyra Grove Krause, the head epidemiologist at Denmark's State Serum Institute, the Covid-19 Omicron variant is bringing the epidemic to a stop, and "we will have our regular life back in two months."

Despite initial concerns that Omicron may extend the pandemic owing to its higher infection level, Krause believes it could possibly bring the epidemic to an end.

"I believe we will have that in the next two months," she said, "and then I hope the infection will start to recede and we will be able to resume our regular life."

According to a research conducted by the State Serum Institute, the risk of hospitalisation from Omicron is half that of the Delta variation. "Omicron is here to stay, and in the following month, it will cause a large outbreak of illness. When it's all said and done, we'll be in a better position than we were before "According to the research. (IANS/PR)


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