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The doctor explained whether measles and chickenpox have immunity to COVID-19

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MOSCOW, April 9 – RIA News. The immunologist, Ph.D. Alexei Popovich told in an interview with “Channel Five“whether people with measles or chickenpox have immunity to coronavirus.

According to Popovich, the idea that people who have undergone these diseases are less likely to become infected with coronavirus do not have any underlying soil.

The doctor also indicated that the effect of the BCG TB vaccine on COVID-19 was also not proven.

“Today this is nothing more than an interesting hypothesis, it has not yet been fully confirmed, there are only scattered data, both laboratory and epidemic. That is, it takes time to confirm,” the immunologist explained.

Formerly epidemiologists from the University of Texas (USA) found that in countries where the tuberculosis vaccination program was in place, there were ten times fewer cases of coronavirus infection compared to those where there was no such program.

Other American epidemiologists conducted a similar study and also found a relationship between mortality from COVID-19 in different countries and how long and how widely they used the BCG vaccine, designed to fight tuberculosis. It was possible to establish that the use of this vaccine reduced the level of infection, so that, according to researchers, it can become one of the main tools in the fight against coronavirus.

World Health Organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 1.35 million cases of infection have been recorded in the world, more than 79.2 thousand people have died.

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