Alexander Gorelov, deputy director for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, said that a new rise in the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia may occur due to citizens who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus. He expressed this opinion in an interview with TASS on Saturday, September 25.
“We are all naive before the virus, and meeting with it ends with the development of an infectious process of varying severity,” he said.
The day before, it was reported that 21,379 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Russia over the past day. The number of deaths was 828, 15 828 people recovered.
On September 22, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced that the incidence of COVID-19 is increasing in 36 regions of Russia and called this growth intense. At the same time, she noted that almost 40 million adults in the country received two-component vaccination against coronavirus infection. According to her, a fairly high proportion of citizens with immunity to COVID-19 is recorded in the Russian Federation, which indicates a movement towards the desired indicators.
Large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 in Russia has been taking place 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 #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.