An Infectious Disease Doctor Told How You Can Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

An Infectious Disease Doctor Told How You Can Protect Yourself From Coronavirus
An Infectious Disease Doctor Told How You Can Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Video: An Infectious Disease Doctor Told How You Can Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Video: Infectious disease doctor explains what's happening with COVID-19 2022, November
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Spring is a period when there is an increase in the incidence of viral infections. Elena Belova, an infectious disease specialist of the scientific and clinical department of the Moscow City Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS of the Department of Healthcare of the capital, told Vechernyaya Moscow how not to get sick and how to protect herself from the coronavirus.

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- Usually in the spring there is a surge of ARVI. Could this also apply to covid? Why is this happening?

- By the end of winter, the immunity of the entire population decreases. People are becoming more susceptible to respiratory diseases. Spring ARVI, spring vitamin deficiency, depression, associated with the banal lack of the sun, begin. Do not discount the fact that fluctuations in air temperature from negative values ​​to positive values ​​within one day lead to the fact that it is difficult to choose clothes for the weather - hypothermia or overheating occurs. Especially in children.

- Covid also belongs to ARVI, so we can expect its rise. How do you protect yourself?

- First of all, you need to dress for the weather. Avoid being among a large crowd of people and close contacts, especially kissing when meeting. Wear masks. Change them regularly. However, the most effective protection is vaccination. There are effective vaccines for coronavirus infection. You can voluntarily and very simply sign up for a vaccination and get vaccinated, for example, in a local health center or in a shopping center.

- Who is most important to protect themselves?

- First of all, maximum protection is needed for the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Since most often it is they who carry the coronavirus quite hard. And also to those who, by the nature of their work, have many contacts with people, since they have a higher risk of contracting the disease.

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