Vladimir Chekhonin, who is vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), said that COVID-19 can be defeated only if there is population immunity in society. According to the expert, at the moment it is 18-24%.
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“Population immunity in society is developed in two stages: from people who have been ill, and those who have been vaccinated. When its indicator reaches more than 70% of the population of the state, one can understand that we have managed to cope with the disease, and it does not threaten society, ”the expert said.
He added that the level of population immunity will soon increase, as the COVID-19 vaccine is being tested quite actively with the participation of a large number of volunteers. Vladimir Chekhonin said that after its formation in society, the infection can become a seasonal ailment, for example, like a flu infection.