“According to & nbsp; forecasts in 2020, the pandemic should have ended somewhere & nbsp; in & nbsp; July-August 2022. This is the & nbsp; original that & nbsp; was understood in & nbsp; 2020. But, since there is now an accelerated mutation and & nbsp; we & nbsp; see that & nbsp; each line acquires new properties, here, of course, it is impossible to unequivocally answer when and & nbsp; how, what will be the end of & nbsp; this epidemic & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; She said.
Omicron Skvortsova described the coronavirus strain discovered in & nbsp; early November this year in & nbsp; southern Africa as “ ambiguous. '' This option carries 32 mutations & nbsp; & mdash; more than all previously known strains.
This makes it more infectious, while it causes a less severe course of COVID-19, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.
Skvortsova suggested that & nbsp; omicron could contribute to & nbsp ; including in & nbsp; the end of the pandemic.
On December 22 & nbsp; Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus said that & nbsp; the coronavirus pandemic could end in & nbsp; 2022 & nbsp; g. Previously, a similar opinion was expressed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
The coronavirus pandemic began in & nbsp; December 2019 & nbsp; g. in & nbsp; the Chinese province of Wuhan. It is still not known whether & nbsp; was & nbsp; for natural reasons or as a result of a virus leak from the & nbsp; laboratory of a local university.
According to & nbsp; Johns Hopkins University, for & nbsp; all the time COVID-19 was confirmed more than & nbsp; at & nbsp; 286.5 & nbsp; million inhabitants of the planet. Of & nbsp; almost over 5.4 & nbsp; million people died as a result of the disease.