WHO expert says flurone does not increase risk of coronavirus mutation

Un hombre se somete a una prueba de detección de covid-19 en Nueva York.


A man undergoes a COVID-19 test in New York.

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Flu and covid-19 viruses do not share information, so the proliferation of cases of fluron (people with both diseases at the same time) does not increase the risk of the coronavirus evolving into more dangerous variants, noted an expert from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Is about viruses of completely different species that use different receptors to infect, and there is not much interaction between them “, highlighted in a press conference the WHO epidemiologist Abdi Mahamud.

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus mutations tend to occur especially in unvaccinated people, where the pathogen is more likely to replicate, added the specialist.

The main objective must remain “vaccinate everyone to reduce the chances of mutationMahamud stressed.

The expert considered normal that more cases of “flurone” are appearing that, in the previous season, due to the greater relaxation in many societies, which has caused a reduction in vaccinations against influenza.

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