a Study of population immunity to COVID-19, which was held Saint-Petersburg research Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur revealed an unexpected pattern. It turned out that most of the antibodies to coronavirus infection not identified the doctors as it would be logical to assume, and citizens have no definite occupation.
As the materials of the study during my research in St. Petersburg in the category “unemployed” antibodies to COVID-19 were detected in 29.3% of the participants. At the same time health workers, which traditionally include in the risk group, the figure was 27 percent. In the third place, the educators, they have antibodies, evidence of disease was detected at 26.4 percent of cases.
In the Leningrad region, where he conducted a similar study, the unemployed have antibodies to coronavirus was detected in 25 percent of cases, and in healthcare workers is 18. A high percentage of detection of antibodies identified in the Leningrad region, scientists and creative workers (22.2 percent).
In this case, least of all in the Leningrad region tested positive for antibodies were recorded among civil servants (12.78 percent). In office workers antibodies were detected in 16.8% of cases. Such a low value can be explained by the mass transfer to udalenku at the beginning of the pandemic, as well as compliance with mask mode at work.
In St. Petersburg antibodies from civil servants and office workers were found more frequently. Officials have positive antibody tests recorded in 22 percent of cases, the “white collar” in 23.
it is Worth noting that studies of population immunity in the St. Petersburg and Leningrad region plan to hold regularly, the following sampling of volunteers scheduled for the end of August.