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The immunologist compared the distribution of “omicron” and “deltacron” in Russia

For the emergence of such hybrids as “deltacron“A combination of a number of conditions is necessary,” said immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov, commenting on information about a new mutation of the coronavirus.

According to the expert, even if such a hybrid really exists, which has not yet been proven, it will most likely not have any evolutionary advantages, it will not spread anywhere.

But “omicron” is now actively replacing its predecessor – the “delta” strain.

“In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the vast majority of new cases should already be caused by the omicron. Most likely, other million-plus cities will also catch up,” Kryuchkov shared his opinion. In the coming weeks, studies by Russian scientists will confirm this assumption.

On air radio Sputnik immunologist remindedthat the new SARS-CoV-2 variant is more infectious but less pathogenic.

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