While the world has exhausted itself under quarantine conditions and is eagerly awaiting an anti-clot vaccine, a well-known Russian authority in this area, State Duma deputy and former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko, spoke out against universal vaccination.
“It is necessary to vaccinate against the coronavirus among risk groups, and not the entire population of Russia,” the National News Service quoted him as saying. “I do not agree that everyone should be vaccinated,” he said.
The risk group, according to him, includes not only the elderly, but also Russians with cancer, endocrinological and cardiac diseases. Also, this list, according to the former chief sanitary doctor, includes teachers and doctors.
“This will be enough to stop the epidemiological process. But this is still a mass vaccination, because we have 20-30 million people of older generation,” he explained.
Onishchenko also called on to take vaccinations seriously, since this is a “serious immunobiological operation”, besides, for some diseases they cannot be done due to contraindications.
“For everyone else, the result will be visible in a month, when a protective level of antibodies will appear. This will allow the formation of collective immunity at the level of 60% and above,” he summed up.