The need to wear medical masks to protect against coronavirus will disappear when 70% of people are immune to infection. Vladislav Zhemchugov, a specialist in the field of immunology, spoke about this during a conversation with journalists.
According to the specialist, at the moment it is too early to talk about completely abandoning the wearing of masks. It is noted that the proportion of the population immune to coronavirus infection should be 60-70%.
- It will be possible to completely remove the masks when we have an immune layer approaching 60% in a specific region, starting with Moscow, because, I think, it is closest to this figure, - said Zhemchugov.
At the same time, it is noted that now it is already possible to walk without masks on the streets, as well as during walks in nature.
The immunologist also suggested the timing of the appearance in Russia of the immune layer necessary to abandon the mask regime.
“I think we will reach 60-70% of the population vaccinated and naturally exposed to the virus by the end of spring,” the expert told Sputnik radio.
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