Director of the Scientific Information Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections Georgy Vikulov gave a forecast for the emergence of collective immunity to coronavirus in an interview with Sputnik radio.
According to him, with a natural course, a number of antibodies disappear after two months. However, how this will happen after vaccination, relevant studies will show. “It will definitely take several months to reach the immune layer, how stable it will be, time will tell,” the doctor said. He added that specialists have been observing and studying coronavirus infection for only one year, and now it is too early to draw final conclusions.
Vikulov noted that more than 1.5 million people have already been vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine in Russia, but this is still not enough. “This is not even 10 percent of the country's population. Vaccination will be targeted at its core - first of all, risk groups should be vaccinated, and there are significantly more than one and a half million of them,”the specialist explained.
In December, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Sergeev, announced the timing of the emergence of collective immunity to coronavirus in Russia. According to him, under an optimistic scenario, Russians will develop massive immunity by the summer of 2021. However, Sergeev stressed that if you look at things soberly, then, most likely, this will happen much later.