Biologist commented on comparison of omicron strain with Ebola

Professor Baranova urged not to compare the new omicron coronavirus strain with Ebola

Professor of the School of Systems Biology, George Virgie State University Doctor of Biological Sciences Ancha Baranova, in an interview with TASS, urged not to compare the new strain of the omicron coronavirus with Ebola.

“The young population [in Africa], doctors observed the virus, had very strange symptoms, but not terrible” , – the biologist commented on the comparison, noting that this was mainly manifested in monstrous fatigue, which then passed, an increase in temperature.

“Yes, we have not yet seen how the virus manifests itself in the elderly, but this is not Ebola “, – said Baranova.

Earlier, Baranova said that the Russian vaccine” Sputnik V “can probably form a slightly stronger immunity to the new omicron strain compared to other drugs. According to her, the data provided by Pfizer will be approximately relevant for Sputnik. The specialist also expressed the opinion that the current drugs for coronavirus are more likely to be less effective against the new strain.