The collective immunity to coronavirus among Russians can be formed by July 2021. This was stated by a specialist in virology, head of the laboratory of biology and indication of arboviruses of the Federal State Institution "Research Institute of Virology named after Ivanovsky "professor Alexander Butenko.
In an interview with URA.RU, the virologist said that the rate of vaccination will affect the timing of the formation of immunity.
With effective vaccination, collective immunity to coronavirus in Russia can form in six months, the professor said.
He also clarified that for this it is necessary that 60% of citizens have antibodies to coronavirus. In addition to vaccination, they can form in citizens who have undergone the disease. The virologist believes that during the pandemic, many people have already received protection from the virus, having recovered from COVID-19 in an asymptomatic form.
In turn, Alexei Agranovsky, professor of the Department of Virology at the Belozersky Institute of Moscow State University, emphasized that the more active vaccination takes place, the faster collective immunity to coronavirus will form.
With each new vaccinated person, protection against coronavirus increases. We must strive for collective immunity, but the right move is to start with ourselves, - said the scientist.
Earlier, the expert named three reasons why some people do not get coronavirus. NEWS.ru wrote about this.