“When a person usually gets sick with coronavirus, people start dying somewhere in three to four weeks. If you believe the reports that the high incidence was a few days ago in the UK, where the omicron strain penetrated, then you need to wait three weeks to understand what is happening to these people. I think it’s okay with them (sick patients. – “Kommersant”) will not,” Altstein said in an interview with Ura.ru .
The expert noted that new data on the omicron strain will appear by the New Year.
“The disease has no clear distinguishing features. It goes like a cold. So far, from what has been described, the diseases are not severe, but we are talking mainly about young people from South Africa,” the professor added.
According to the latest data from the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, less than 28 thousand COVID-19 cases have been detected in Russia over the past day.
In total, 10,214,790 people have become ill with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of officially registered cases of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus in the country has increased from 16 to 25.