Maxim Gultyaev, who is a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases at Moscow State Medical University, said that the fourth wave of COVID-19 may not occur in 2021. According to the expert, the infectious disease is likely to become “seasonal.”
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“The weather is very changeable now, which means that the virus is more aggressive and very easily transmitted between people. You have to be very careful not to get infected, ”the doctor said. Over time, people will be able to adapt to infection and the disease will be mildly transmitted.
At the moment, there are more than 51 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, of which 36 million have recovered, and more than 1.2 million have died. In the Russian Federation, more than 65.2 million tests have been carried out, almost 1.8 million infected. Over the past day, 21,798 people have been identified with coronavirus. Over the entire time of the pandemic, 1.3 million people have recovered, and 30,793 have died, according to radio Sputnik.