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The doctor warned of a new wave of coronavirus in Russia in January

Now in Russia there is a decline in the incidence of coronavirus and in the near future there is no need to expect another outbreak of infection. This was stated by the candidate of medical sciences, immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov, noting that at the end of January next year, the number of new cases of COVID-19 infection in our country may start to grow again.

“In recent weeks, there has been a noticeable decline in the epidemic process throughout the country. I think it will be below thirty thousand (cases of infection per day – editor’s note), ”the physician shared his assumption.

He added that the daily incidence rates in the period between waves will most likely be higher than 25 thousand infected per day.

“In December, apparently, there is no need to expect a surge in morbidity, then there will be a period of holidays that have a moderately positive anti-epidemic effect,” the immunologist emphasized in an interview with radio Sputnik

The next rise in the incidence, which will provoke the omicron strain, in Russia, according to the specialist, may begin at the end of January 2022.

“Further, taking into account the omicron line, which has either already penetrated, or will soon penetrate into Russia, by the end of January – the beginning of February, we should expect a noticeable increase in the incidence of coronavirus,” Kryuchkov gave his forecast.

He also said that what is now happening in South Africa speaks of a very rapid displacement of the “delta” by the omicron strain. And there is a high probability that there will be no mixed wave in our country

“Most likely, during these two months the omicron will replace the delta (in Russia – editor’s note) and will dominate,” the doctor suggested.

Nikolai Kryuchkov especially noted that it is necessary to prepare for the emergence of a new strain in advance. In particular, need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or revaccination

“It’s just the decline in the incidence, and there is time for the specific immunity to work before the next wave begins,” the specialist explained his position.

The candidate of medical sciences also advised Russians to observe other individual precautions: wear masks, avoid using public transport during peak hours, and keep social distance three or more meters, if possible. All this, together with vaccination, according to Kryuchkov, “gives a very good effect, helps to avoid infection.”

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