The scientist told why the outbreak of covid began in August and not in September

The new wave of coronavirus that began in Russia in recent days suggests that this disease is quite different from SARS, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology told RNIMU them. Pirogov Vladimir Nikiforov.

He identified three possible reasons why the outbreak of coronavirus began in early August, and not in September, when adults return to teams, and children — to schools and kindergartens.

The first reason — coronavirus is not like SARS, so its spread does not obey the classical laws of epidemiology.

“Remember, last summer there was also hot weather, in which influenza and SARS practically do not occur, and there was no decrease in the incidence of covid”, — recalled the doctor of medical sciences.

The second reason — the emergence of a new, more contagious, but less dangerous strain — “centaur”, which is likely to displace the “omicron”.

“Perhaps the removal of all restrictions also played a role, they also have a protective effect. But I don’t see the threat that all hospitals will overflow yet. Still, it causes a lighter flow, », — Nikiforov added.

Earlier today, 18,555 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia, while a week ago, doctors recorded 11,422 cases, two weeks ago — 6 659 cases.

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