first and foremost, to vaccinate against coronavirus are citizens at risk. This opinion at a press conference in TASS has shared the Deputy Director on innovative work of the St. Petersburg research Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur, Alexander Semyonov.
“Total vaccination is possible in case if we are talking about the infections that threaten all populations, all ages, against which there is no effective treatment and which can lead to the death or disability of population”, — said the biologist.
as an example he cited hepatitis B and tuberculosis. However, COVID-19 is ginepraia infection for the individual, said Semyonov.
“It’s the elderly, people with chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system, the endocrine system, e.g. diabetes, hypertension, chronic lung disease,” said a virologist.
In this regard, experts said, required a selective approach to prevent overload of the health system.
“I do not believe that coronavirus infection will be to vaccinate everyone. The first will be to vaccinate groups at risk. <...> In order to vaccinate the population of the Russian Federation, it is necessary 150, and if it is two doses, then 300 million doses,” said Semyonov.
Medium-sized enterprises, in his opinion, can not cope with this, and then you have to increase the scale of production that is difficult. However, “no one is interested in the race for every citizen”, as it is important is the health of the whole population, concluded the biologist.
According to the operational headquarters in Russia to 2 Jun has registered 423 thousand 741 case COVID-19, died on 5 thousand to 37 people.
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