Scientist called the main peculiarity of coronavirus

Professor RAS Alexander Lukashev said that the main peculiarity of the novel coronavirus is in its ability to cause infections in many people and at the same time in many asymptomatic patients. This he said in the program “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov,” the release posted on YouTube.

“the Most unusual and difficult – it is very unusual for us and inconvenient combination of pathogenicity, and asymptomatic spread,” said Lukashev.

He noted that other coronaviruses we walk through the world, all of them sick, but nobody notices. At the same time, there is a very pathogenic viruses, such as, for example, Ebola.

“this [new coronavirus] we still don’t know how many asymptomatic. <> I saw a figure that is five times more than symptomatic, and probably this figure can be discussed”, – said the Professor.

At the same time COVID-19 has an extremely severe and fatal cases, and a lot of them, he said.

“If it were easy, well, let them apply. <…> But it’s a virus that both [and infect, and kill – ed.ed.] good,” concluded Lukashev.

I wrote “the Rambler”, the head of the Moscow Department of health Alexei Khripun said that during the week the proportion of asymptomatic people with coronavirus in Moscow increased from 40 to 60 percent.

In recent days in Russia as a whole 4268 new confirmed cases of coronavirus. Thus, 45.3% of the new infected do not have clinical manifestations of the disease.