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WHO announces emergence of immunity in Russia to coronavirus

14:34, 30 November 2020
WHO announces emergence of immunity in Russia to coronavirus Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.ru

The Russian population has begun to develop immunity to coronavirus infection, said Melita Vujnovic, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the Russian Federation.


The growth of herd immunity is evidenced by the data of serological studies of Rospotrebnadzor and scientific institutes. However, it is still impossible to talk about an increase in immunity in the entire population since the studies presented a representative sample, the WHO representative noted.

Vujnovic added that this immunity is not yet sufficient to rout COVID-19. It is also not yet known how long immunity lasts and how stable it is.

We do not yet know how stable it is, how much it has a protective role if it was an asymptomatic infection or a severe case, she said.

Melita Vujnovic believes that the growth of immunity needs to be supported by a vaccine.

Melita Vujnovich, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Russia, said that she would be vaccinated against the coronavirus with a Russian-made vaccine, NEWS.ru reported earlier.