At the same time, Scott Gottlieb admitted that doctors still do not know much about the new coronavirus.
The American expert said that the immunity developed in people who have had COVID-19 could last up to a year.
The former head of the food and drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, spoke about the new results obtained by the Centers for disease control and prevention.
According to him, it is safe to talk about three-month immunity.
“But this is probably a case where you can expect immunity to last from 6 to 12 months,” he said. “The situation will vary significantly from case to case. Some people will have less immunity, others a little more. But the good news is that they can document that they will have sterile immunity. They will not be re-infected for at least three months and possibly longer after infection.”
At the same time, Gottlieb noted that COVID-19 is called a new coronavirus for a reason because doctors do not know much about it.
In a situation where the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States is approaching 170 thousand, experts from the Institute for health indicators and assessments at the University of Washington predicted that this figure will reach 186 thousand by September 1, and will exceed 390 thousand by December 1.
Health authorities are failing to persuade people to wear masks and maintain social distance to slow the spread of the disease.
American scientists reported that they found coronavirus particles at a distance of 4.8 meters from hospitalized patients.
According to scientists, the general idea of social distance as a distance of two meters creates a “false sense of security” and can lead to large groups of people being exposed to the virus.
The study, conducted at the Shands hospital at the University of Florida, was not reviewed by reviewers.
The Italian cruise ship Grandiosa set sail in the Mediterranean on Sunday, after it and four other cruise liners anchored in Civitavecchia, one of the world’s busiest ports, due to the pandemic.
Five ships can accommodate a total of 26 thousand people. Four other ships will soon also set sail, presenting Italy as the center of efforts to resume cruises around the world.