The Rospotrebnadzor press service spoke about the development of a chip that detects coronavirus infection. The prototype of this chip is being created by specialists from the N.N. Academician I. N. Blokhina.
“Work is underway to create a biochip prototype for the indication of actual pathogens of community-acquired pneumonia, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is planned to characterize the regional features of the etiological structure of community-acquired pneumonia, taking into account which a DNA biochip prototype will be developed, ” press release Rospotrebnadzor.
Most likely, this chip will be implanted on a voluntary basis. However, it is possible that if the situation with the coronavirus worsens, such a procedure will become mandatory (like, for example, obtaining QR codes for visiting public catering in Moscow).
The same institute is developing a new coronavirus vaccine for children and the elderly. It is based on the author’s molecular platform, which is virus-like particles based on the proteins of the human coronavirus, and will be administered intranasally, that is, by drops into the nose. This vaccine is expected to significantly reduce the risk of side effects.