Bolibok: young people are more likely to get sick in South Africa, because there are few elderly people among the population
Immunologist Vladimir Bolibok appreciated the opinion of international experts who believe that young people are more likely to get sick with the new strain of COVID-19 omicron. His words are quoted by “Vechernyaya Moskva”.
Such a feeling regarding this category of patients has developed due to the fact that few elderly citizens live in the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Botswana, he noted. In these countries, people do not live to old age, added Bolibok.
“If you recall the first wave of the Wuhan pandemic, you can find out that the death rate there was low, since they do not have such a number of elderly citizens 65 plus, like we have. They simply do not live up to this age, “- said the immunologist.
He added that there is a massive influx of patients with the omicron strain at the age of 20-30 in the countries, who need urgent hospitalization.
< p> Earlier, immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov said that the meeting of two strains of COVID-19 in one organism could lead to the emergence of a new combined variant. The likelihood of a meeting of two strains of coronavirus in one organism depends on the path of spread in the population of the mutation that has appeared, the immunologist explained.