MOSCOW, October 18 – PRIME. The peculiarities of the behavior of the coronavirus in winter are still poorly understood, and it is necessary to take care of maximum safety and protection measures, Honored Doctor of Russia Alexander Karabinenko said in an interview with Sputnik radio.
According to him, now the most reliable way to protect against the virus is strict adherence to sanitary standards. Therefore, in Russia, the mask and glove regime will remain relevant in the winter. Wearing masks can be doubly beneficial because the mask will help warm the air.
Karabinenko explained that the masks prevent the spread of vapors and small sprays that come from a person when talking, coughing and sneezing. Masks should be worn in the same way, despite the cold. You also need to wear gloves, since a lot of all kinds of bacteria and viruses nest on the skin of your hands.
“A person rubs his nose, touches his lips and a virus can enter through his hands. A mask and glove regime is mandatory in winter,” the doctor emphasized.
How the virus behaves in the cold period is still poorly understood, and more detailed recommendations for countering it in the winter period will be later.
“It is believed that since influenza viruses are most active in the winter and cold period of time, it is possible that the coronavirus behaves the same way. Moreover, at this time, the human body’s resistance to infections decreases,” Karabinenko said.
According to him, now the population is faced with the problem of strengthening immunity – it is necessary to be vaccinated.