People who wear glasses are five times less likely to become infected with coronavirus. This was told by the doctor of biological Sciences, corresponding member of RAS Sergey Netesov, reports “Russian newspaper”.

According to him, it became clear in the course of collecting statistics positive in China. The scientist explained that in that region are few contact lenses, and 80 percent of people with low vision prefer glasses.

Netesov recalled that the nose and mucosa of the eyes are the main gateway for coronavirus. Therefore, a person who wears the mask not covering the nose, still even without it.

Previously, academician, Professor Vitaly Zverev said that among the deaths from the coronavirus could be cases of complicated influenza. According to him, the flu virus superimposed on the coronavirus, however, confirmed the diagnosis COVID-19 doctors examine the patient for flu. However, he expressed confidence that this year, cases of influenza will be less than usual.