Immunologist Irina Yartseva on the air of NSN called the only way to contain the spread of COVID-19 and told why you should not pay attention to the statistics of deaths from this infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 93,882 people died from the coronavirus in the week of January 11-17. This is a record figure since the start of the pandemic. The number of deaths from COVID-19 for the entire time exceeded two million people. Therapist, immunologist Irina Yartseva said on the air of the NSN that there is no reason to worry about the number of deaths from coronavirus. “The risk of mortality from coronavirus is increased by vascular pathologies, diseases of the heart, bronchi and lungs, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes - organisms have no reserves to fight a new infection. At the same time, restrictive measures only contribute to a decrease in physical activity, and most are generally afraid to leave the house. In these conditions, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are not trained and the body is unprepared for the disease. Those who regularly have physical activity tolerate the disease more easily,”she said. "Dramatic Finale". WHO has recorded a record mortality from COVID-19 At the same time, the increase in the number of diseases that WHO says is completely normal and not surprising, Yartseva notes. “The growth in the number of cases is exponential, because each patient in the latent stage of the disease manages to infect many people, so the growth of cases is quite predictable. A total lockdown could stop the spread of the disease, but this is unrealizable, and people are already tired of sitting at home and not communicating with relatives. And as soon as they begin to communicate, the process of transmission of the virus resumes. In general, this is both bad, since people get sick, and good, because the immune layer is being formed,”says the doctor. Yartseva recalled that the coronavirus infection is new and there is no cure for it. The time from the moment of infection to the manifestation of vivid symptoms passes enough for a person to infect others, because he is quarantined only after several days have passed, and the resources of health systems are not endless. At the same time, PCR tests are imperfect and many are not diagnosed, that is, such people continue to spread the infection, said the interlocutor of the NSN. “At the same time, many people are afraid of these tough quarantine measures, social monitoring (an annex that is mandatory for installation for sick and“contact”people in Moscow - NSN comment) and simply do not report their illness, and often do not even know about it, - said the doctor. According to her, the current number of deaths from coronavirus in the world is not incredible, especially when compared with deaths from other diseases. “For a year, 2 million people are about nothing! Much more die from tuberculosis, cancer and cardiovascular diseases every year. These are incomparable numbers, we shouldn't focus on the coronavirus,”she said. The number of detected cases of COVID-19 in the Russian Federation over the past day amounted to 21,152. The total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic increased to 3,633,952. 597 people died with covid per day, 25,290 people were discharged. Most of the infected per day were detected in St. Petersburg - 3 347 new cases. Moscow moved to second place with 2,452 infected, the third line is the Moscow region (+994).