Referring to reactions currently noticed in the UK, Dr Leontios Kostrikis, professor of Molecular Immunology at the University of Cyprus, said that they are exaggerated and have no scientific basis.
Speaking to philenews, Dr. Kostrikis explained that mutations of viruses are frequent and this is one of their functions, which does not mean that it affects the way they are spread or the immediate response of our immune system to the virus.
He added that the current panic about the mutation of the virus is unnecessary.
He also said that this virus has existed for over a year now, so genetic mutations must be expected.
Asked to express his position regarding the restrictive measures during the holidays, he said that currently he is “conservative” so no relaxations can take place, since the situation is marginally serious.