Russian politician and epidemiologist Gennady Onishchenko believes that citizens do not need to refuse to participate in New Year’s events due to the coronavirus pandemic, while he clarified that it is better to celebrate this holiday with family.
“People need to rest, that’s enough already, they’ve played enough. If you’ve been vaccinated, received protection, then why give up the holidays. Another thing is that the transformation must be done: not drinking, not partying, but communicating with relatives, at home,” Onishchenko explained. his words are quoted by TASS.
Also, the former chief sanitary doctor of Russia commented on the situation around the new Omicron strain. The evidence suggests that this new virus mutation is less dangerous, Onishchenko said.
“Firstly, it is more contagious, so it will supplant everything else in the near future. Secondly, the good thing is that it is less dangerous. For now, anyway. Today we have no proven deaths from it. This suggests that that he has become more humane, “Onishchenko explained.