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Are we all going to get sick from the Kraken?

Date: March 27, 2023 Time: 07:10:48

Vaccines continue to protect against covid disease of any severity.

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“Kraken”, the most contagious strain of coronavirus today, has already appeared in Russia. Doctors do not make the most optimistic assumptions about how he will behave, “walking” in our country. Rospotrebnadzor director Anna Popova admitted that immunological protection against this type of “corona” may not be enough.

To do?


Many experts even seriously predict that each of us will get sick from the “kraken”. Protected, perhaps, only Agafya Lykova, who lives like a hermit and hardly communicates with people. But the virus can reach her over time…

– “Omicron” appeared more than a year ago, and now its descendant “kraken” has every chance to become the leader in distribution, surpassing both “Cerberus” and “Centaur”, – he said in an interview with “KP” immunologist, candidate of medical sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov. – At the same time, the severity of the course of the disease does not change, there are no more deaths from covid.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to get vaccinated! It is necessary and necessary.

Because, according to the expert, a new mutation of the virus can easily appear in China, India or Thailand. And she can gain the ability to cause more serious illness. So we cannot do without vaccination against COVID-19.

Also, to some extent, the vaccine helps against the “kraken”.

Vaccines continue to protect against covid disease of any severity at a 50 to 60 percent level.

“And if you look at the level of protection against severe covid illness, when hospitalization or even resuscitation is required for treatment, then the effect is still high, at a level of 60 to 80 percent,” Nikolay Kryuchkov told reporters. from K.P.


Not just a coronavirus: the flu virus is also roaming the country.

“The most effective way to protect yourself from a severe course of influenza is, again, vaccination,” says Elena Esaulenko, head of the Department of Adult Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology of the St. Petersburg State University of Pediatric Medicine of the Ministry of Health of The Russian Federation. – It is able to prevent infections and, in case of illness, give the opportunity for a milder course. It must be remembered that complete prevention can only be ensured with an integrated approach – the use of specific means (vaccine) and non-specific means that correct immunity. And if you still have the flu, for example, the antiviral drug Ergoferon can be used to help the immune system. When deciding for yourself whether or not to get a flu shot, I recommend remembering the severe course of the disease, the development of respiratory failure, the exacerbation of chronic diseases, and the dead who might be with us now. First of all, it is necessary to vaccinate people over 60 years of age and children, people with multiple daily contacts, which includes most of us!

Also, for the prevention of influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections in the period of preparation for vaccination and against the background of its implementation, drugs can be used. For example, Anaferon in adults and Anaferon for children – in children from one month.


By the way, the Gamaleya Center has already started work on creating a vaccine against new strains of COVID-19, including against “kraken”.

In addition, a new approach is being tested – an individual selection of revaccination schemes. After all, everyone has their own immune response. And the use of mixed vaccination schemes will begin, both in terms of vaccine administration methods (injections into the muscles and aerosols in the nose), and in their different types.

New combined vaccines will also appear – immediately against influenza and covid, they are also being developed in Russia. This may be convenient, since it will allow vaccination to be passed once a year and immediately for both viruses.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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