Mutated coronavirus spreads faster through the air

Scientists from the University of Maryland in the United States have found that the mutated coronavirus is better able to travel by air. A related study is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

During a scientific experiment, it turned out that people infected with the Alpha strain exhale up to 100 times more virus particles than those infected with earlier versions of COVID-19. Thus, the infection evolves and spreads more rapidly through the air.

As an adjunct to vaccination, scientists have advised ensuring good ventilation in rooms and covering the face with tight-fitting masks and respirators.

On September 14, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that more than 46 million people had already been vaccinated against coronavirus in the country. He emphasized that the regions have sufficient stocks of vaccines, and there are no difficulties with the registration for vaccination.

A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag # We are together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.

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