Assoc. Prof. Chorbanov: COVID-19 is not transmitted from child to child
COVID-19 is not spread from child to child. This was announced by the head of the Department of Immunology at the Institute of Microbiology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Andrey Chorbanov to bTV.
“If I had a small child, I would immediately send him to kindergarten. In my favorite Sweden, where kindergartens did not stop, there was virtually no spread among the young. Infection in them comes from adults in their family environment,” he said. transmitted through clothing, surfaces, public transport seats, etc. It is transmitted through very intimate contact in the family.
Rapid tests can be misleading, the immunologist said. “All of us can be positive about coronaviruses we’ve ever encountered in our lives. So some low levels of antibodies can be detected. The sheer number of people who encounter the virus but don’t get sick don’t make antibodies at all. A person who is in contact with patients, he certainly has a built-in immunity that is not based on antibodies.A wide range of people think that antibodies are the thing that is immunity.They are one, dare I say, not so great segment of our protection.In many diseases, especially viral, antibodies are not protection at all.In the best case they are a marker that a person has a disease, but they are no protection.The fact that a person has antibodies does not mean that is protected, and the fact that there are no antibodies does not mean that it is not protected “, explained the immunologist. According to Assoc. Prof. Chorbanov fewer old people’s homes in our country and in the Balkans are the reasons for lower mortality compared to Western Europe, where there are concentrated large groups of elderly people.