The chief specialist of the Russian Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Vladimir Nikiforov, said that the “Omicron” mutant may be a sign of the imminent end of the Corona epidemic.
The Russian expert did not rule out that the “Omicron” mutant would be the last stage of the epidemic, and that the Corona virus pandemic would end by the summer.
“I would like to believe that the appearance of Omicron is a sign of the end of the epidemic. I think that the epidemic should end by summer,” Nikiforov was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying.
He explained that part of the population will be infected with the “Omicron” mutant without symptoms, so that they will not even notice it, noting that there is already a fairly large increase in the number of infections, but hospitals are not overcrowded, which means that “Omicron” is not as dangerous as a strain. Delta”.
And many countries have recently recorded record numbers of daily infections with the “Omicron” mutator, and at the same time, a decrease in the number of deaths was recorded compared to previous waves, and hospitals did not witness overcrowding like before.
Source: RIA Novosti