The chief researcher of the Gamaleya Institute Felix Ershov on the air of the NSN predicted an imminent end to the coronavirus pandemic in Russia. Some people may not get COVID-19 if they have already had another coronavirus, have had a viral infection recently, or have local immunity. This was announced on Thursday by Sergey Voznesensky, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the RUDN University. The chief researcher of the Gamaleya Institute Felix Ershov said on the air of the NSN that residents of large cities had already been in contact with the coronavirus more than once. “There are people who have suffered from the coronavirus before, they have an innate protection against this virus. There are people who are insensitive to the virus. We've all met him before. With the global spread of the virus, all of us, especially residents of megacities, are in contact with the virus in one way or another. Some part gets sick. Where immunity is reduced, there is a greater risk of getting sick. According to statistics, 40% of people never get the flu. This is a long established fact. The virus that enters the nasopharynx, the nasal mucosa, is also neutralized there. It does not enter the bloodstream and does not spread throughout the body. We constantly swallow viruses and do not get sick, more than 90% of people do not get sick, including coronavirus,”he said. Amputations and strokes. The doctor warned about the risk of disability due to COVID-19 The interlocutor of the NSN said that the percentage of people whose disease is severe is small. He also noted that the pandemic will soon end thanks to vaccinations and the acquisition of herd immunity. “80% of people get easily sick with coronavirus, 5% get seriously ill with the danger of death. All this must be taken into account. So when they say that everyone is in danger of dying, this is not so. Due to the immunity that everyone has, most are not infected. Those who become infected get sick easily or moderately. There are many of those. But those who become seriously infected, who go to the hospital, who need ventilation devices and serious therapy, are few of the total. Only 5%. But 5% in Moscow, where 12.5 million people are officially registered, is a serious figure. So everything is relative. The pandemic will end thanks to herd immunity and vaccination, which will give a protective effect,”Ershov said. Earlier it was reported that the Sputnik V vaccine is not banned for use by people with cancer. The director of the Gamaleya Center Alexander Gintsburg commented on the instructions for use of the drug. According to him, vaccination with this drug is not prohibited for cancer patients, but it can be used only after consultation with the attending physician.