Immunity to coronavirus infection was formed in 25–87% of Russians, depending on the region. Such data follow from the presentation of the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, presented on April 19 at the general meeting of the Department of Medical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The last stage of the study of population immunity was carried out in March this year among 37 thousand citizens.
According to the results of the study, about 40% of Muscovites and almost 44% of residents of the Moscow region are immune to COVID-19. In St. Petersburg, it was formed in 27% of residents. The leaders in this indicator are Astrakhan (51%) and Belgorod regions (47%).
In addition, as Popova noted, the level of immunity to coronavirus in the children’s age group (from one to 17 years old) is higher than among adults.
On April 16, State Duma deputy, ex-head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko said that some Russian regions are already ready to cancel the mask regime introduced due to the spread of coronavirus.
In early April, intensive care physician Alexander Ostrovsky predicted that in Russia, collective immunity to coronavirus could be formed in two to three months.
Large-scale vaccination of the population against coronavirus infection started in Russia on January 18. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.