At the same time, experts say that virus mutations are a completely natural process, and it is very difficult to avoid their spread in modern conditions. However, Russia has an effective vaccine. Another strain of coronavirus, which was given the name B1525, has been identified in the UK, according to the Guardian, citing scientists. According to the publication, this variation has already been found in 10 countries, including the United States, France, Australia and Canada. The new strain has an “alarming set of mutations” and is more resistant to antibodies. The first British strain of coronavirus, which was talked about back in December, is recognized by some experts as more infectious and deadly, and children and adolescents are more vulnerable to it. Professor of the Department of Virology, Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Alexei Agranovsky, said on the air of the NSN that it was not possible to avoid the penetration of last year's British strain of coronavirus into Russia. A new variant of COVID-19 was discovered in Britain “The virus is carried by airplanes, but we have opened air communication with Britain. He's already here, I think. With a high degree of probability, it will spread, but there is no need to be afraid of this, but you need to continue to vaccinate and take precautions,”the expert said. According to him, the virus has not become more pathogenic, but more people will infect. According to the biologist, the virus has a thorn, a kind of "key" that attaches to a protein in the body. In the new virus, this key was "filed" in the course of the evolution of the virus and now it opens the host organism "without a click." At the same time, Agranovsky does not believe that the British strain will cause a new rise in the incidence in Russia, since vaccination is underway in the country and a very large immune layer is formed naturally. At the same time, immunity reacts differently to vaccination and the transferred disease. The head of the department of microbiology of latent infections of the Gamaleya Institute, Viktor Zuev, spoke on the air of the NSN about the differences in immunity after a previous illness and from a vaccine by his own example. According to him, he was sick with coronavirus at the beginning of this year, but in a mild form and as a result received a small amount of antibodies, which soon disappeared. “After that, I was vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine, and my antibodies became 1 in 3200. I was told that even after recovering from the disease, this rarely happens,” the virologist shared his experience. Allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok said on the air of NSN that about 20 thousand coronavirus mutations were known in the world at the end of last year, more than a thousand were recorded in Russia, although not all of them lead to the formation of resistant strains that will spread. Bolibok does not advise to panic over the large number of strains of coronavirus. He recalled that in Russia in the spring of last year it was said that a platform had been developed on the basis of which a new vaccine would be quickly created. "Sputnik V" is a platform for creating vaccines, where you just need to replace the spike protein, on which antibodies are to be produced. According to him, this takes no more than two weeks. In addition to vaccinations, vitamins play an important role in preventing complications of the coronavirus. Chief Researcher of the Vitamins and Mineral Substances Laboratories of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Federal Research Center of Nutrition and Biotechnology" Vera Kodentsova at the NSN press conference said that the provision of the body with vitamins D, C and zinc greatly reduced the number of cases of severe coronavirus and such people fell ill less often. The scientist added that vitamins should be consumed in the doses recommended on the package and should not be expected to be overactive. For vitamin D, this is 10 mg per day, the maximum dose is 15 mg. At the same time, according to her, it is vitamin D that Russians lack the most, although its role in the body can hardly be overestimated. The expert recommends taking complexes of vitamins, which will create conditions for their better assimilation. After all, all vitamins are linked in such nutriological chains, when the presence of one vitamin leads to the assimilation of another. Therefore, these vitamins should be taken in a complex, and not one at a time.
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