Vladimir Dedkov, an expert from the WHO group from Russia, Deputy Director of the Pasteur Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Vladimir Dedkov, in an interview with Izvestia, told what goals the organization sets for itself during a mission in China, and put forward assumptions about the infection of people with SARS-CoV-2.
WHO plans to study population immunity to the virus and collection of biomaterials from donors and patients with SARS, and also to figure out what natural source can be a carrier of SARS-CoV-2.
It is not yet clear when the first covid-infected appeared. The first person with symptoms of the disease was recorded on December 10, 2019, but, as Dedkov says, there could have been other patients who did not know about their condition.
Dedkov suggests that the natural source, which has not yet been discovered, could disappear in principle. Even the bats version is now in question. “It could have been some kind of unique event: the pathogen did not take root in the population of wild animals, but went into the human population,” the expert says.
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