Sputnik Konstantin Mikhalchevsky
Professor Georgy Bazekin, head of the molecular development sector at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, announced that the spread of the pandemic further increases the occurrence of mutations in the virus, and vaccines are able to stop it.
“The more the pandemic spreads, the more the virus mutates, and the more likely it will create new problems,” he said, in an interview with the Russian Novosti News Agency. “Therefore, it is necessary to vaccinate everyone, to prevent the virus from developing.” He added, the vaccine is likely to remain effective regardless of the virus mutating.
The professor indicated that the next mutations in the virus may have more serious consequences for humans, and fortunately no such mutations have occurred yet.
He said, “Currently the virus has not infected all of humanity. But what is important for it is natural selection that leads to the emergence of new variants that increase its ability to transmit.” He added, “There is currently no data on the discovery of such changes. But it cannot be ruled out in the future.”
The professor pointed out that it is not necessary for the changes to make it more dangerous, or less dangerous, and said, “There are viruses that live with humanity for thousands of years and have remained rather safe, for example the rhinovirus. Dermatologist, who lives with us for thousands of years. “