Russian infectious disease specialist linked the arrival of the omicron strain with the end of the pandemic

Infectionist Nikiforov: I think the coronavirus will soon be classified as a common infection does not cause a severe course of the disease, can be associated with the end of the pandemic. Such conclusions were made by the chief infectious disease specialist of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA), head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Vladimir Nikiforov, his words are quoted by “Moscow Says”. According to the infectious disease specialist, the coronavirus will soon be classified as a common seasonal illness.

“I think this may be the beginning of the end of this nightmare. I would like to think that this is the first sign that the virus has begun to recede. It will cover more of the population, but it will also become lighter. I think that it has begun to slide into the area of ​​ordinary seasonal respiratory infections, “the Russian infectious disease specialist assessed the arrival of the new strain.

Earlier, Chief Researcher of the Gamaleya Research Center Anatoly Altshtein said that it is too early to talk about the mortality rate from omicron. strain of coronavirus identified in South Africa, as the WHO conclusions on mortality from the new COVID-19 strain are based on information about infection of only a few hundred people.