Population immunity to a new strain of coronavirus in Moscow has more than halved – from 60% to 25%. This is due to the explosive growth in morbidity and hospitalizations, the mayor of the capital said on Friday. Sergei Sobyanin.
“Now it is already possible to calculate the population immunity in a different way, it will no longer be 60%, but 25, because a person needs more immunity to resist the coronavirus. [в числе популяционного иммунитета] only those who have very high titers, very high antibodies – only those, and there are much fewer of them, and this is a different epidemiological situation, just different. Therefore, such an explosive growth [ заболеваемости и госпитализаций], such a dynamic, “- said Sobyanin in an interview with the TV channel” Russia-1 “.
He added that earlier the population immunity to coronavirus in the capital was 60%, which should have stopped or “definitely slow down the epidemic.