The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that all citizens dream of returning to normal life, but this can only be done when the circulation of COVID-19 stops in the country. To do this, you must actively vaccinate. Doctor of Medical Sciences, a specialist in the field of epidemiology Igor Gundarov believes that it was precisely by vaccination that it was possible to get rid of the flu. The professor shared his arguments on the air of the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio (

“Viruses do not live separately, but in colonies (tribes). It has been found that there is an involuntary favorable relationship between some of them, and some tribes compete. Just between the coronavirus and the flu, a very tough competitive relationship has developed. In other words, where there is a lot of flu, there is little coronavirus, and vice versa, where there is little flu, there is a lot of coronavirus, ”Gundarov explained.

According to the scientist, it was vaccination that became the reason for replacing the flu with the coronavirus.

“The number of people with influenza in our country began to fall sharply since the 2000s, after a powerful vaccination campaign. As a result, he dramatically disappeared. But the number of acute respiratory infections and mortality from acute respiratory diseases did not decrease, but even increased. It turned out that the coronavirus has come to replace the disappearing flu, ”the professor said.


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