In the Novosibirsk region, the incidence has been growing for several weeks in a row SARS and flu. Many continue to get sick with the coronavirus. Virologist, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Novosibirsk State University spoke about how to protect yourself from these diseases Sergei Netesov publication “AIF-Novosibirsk”.

The professor noted that the current type of coronavirus and the swine flu virus are equally dangerous for people at risk.

“In my opinion, it doesn’t make sense to say which is more dangerous, because complications and consequences, up to death, are either from the flu or from the coronavirus. The risk groups for the severe course of both diseases are the same. These are people with an increased body mass index (above 30), people over 65, people with serious chronic diseases of internal organs, including the cardiovascular system and lungs,” the professor listed.

The doctor recommended wearing masks in public places, as this will reduce the risk of infection by several times. It’s not too late to get vaccinated against the swine flu virus. After vaccination, you should isolate yourself from contacts for a while or wear a mask in crowded places. Immunity will be developed within three weeks, Netesov noted.

Author Elvira Makhmutova

Elvira Makhmutova is a journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Elena Andreeva

Elena Andreeva – Deputy Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Endocrinology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia – Director of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine