Head of Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Genetics RAS Konstantin Severinov pointed out the danger threatening Russia after the arrival of the omicron strain of the coronavirus. His words lead Telegram-channel “Radio point NSN”.
In his opinion, the new strain will be much more dangerous for Russia than for the Western countries. The professor explained that this could happen because in other states the majority of the population is vaccinated, unlike Russian citizens.
“There are statistics for the UK and the US, where the number of infected every day is increasing five to six times, and the number of deaths has not gone up. Formally, this means that omicron infection does not lead to the same lethality as delta, ”said the geneticist.
How the omicron-strain will show itself in Russia will become known in late January – early February, Severinov added.