According to him, the “kraken” appeared as a result of recombination: two different strains of coronavirus found themselves in one cell and exchanged genetic material. The scientist compared what happened with what happens when a man and a woman meet: “Children are born who give a new combination, on the one hand, the children are similar to their parents, but at the same time not so much, with new properties. .”
All this suggests, Gunzburg added, that the evolution of the virus will now be much faster and “the variety we will face will be even greater,” reports TASS.
It was previously learned that specialists from the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology have begun to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, which will be effective in protecting against new strains, including kraken. Gunzburg noted that it could take two to three months to update the composition of the coronavirus vaccine.