“A person, of course, will not become infected with a coronavirus during a cold or SARS.

But soon, after recovering, he may become infected with covid.

And since it will be weakened by the first disease, the coronavirus may be even more severe, ”he told URA.RU.

According to him, interferon protects the body from secondary infection.

At the same time, Head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Virology at Novosibirsk State University, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Netesov noted that mixed respiratory infections are common, but one virus may be stronger than another.

“The presence of co-infections has long been noted by scientists.

Both respiratory and gastrointestinal.

This can be, but, as a rule, one infection is stronger than the other.

Which of them will be stronger, it depends on what kind of infections they will be, and in what sequence they will enter the body, ”he added.

Earlier, therapist, immunologist Irina Yartseva said that it is quite possible that immediately after COVID-19, other infectious diseases will be more severe.