Three scenarios of the influence of the omicron strain on the Russian economy are described.

Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin named possible scenarios for the Russian economy … His words are quoted by RBC.

The first scenario, negative and difficult. In this case, Oreshkin believes, the omicron strain will spread faster, and the disease itself will be difficult. In other words, everything that the country experienced in the first wave of the pandemic will repeat itself. Oreshkin called the second scenario a “false alarm” and explained that new strains appeared before, but they were quickly forgotten, although they carried certain risks.

The third scenario is positive. Under him, the presidential aide noted, there is a possibility that the disease will not be very difficult. “This scenario, unfortunately, is not very likely,” he admitted and added that there is currently not enough information about the omicron strain.

The newest strain COVID-19 B.1.1.529 has been identified in South Africa. he was assigned the Greek letter omicron (O). Experts from the World Health Organization have recognized it as a threat. According to the WHO, it may affect more people in the world, including those who have recovered from other strains, and existing vaccines may not be effective.