Popova ruled out the imposition of a lockdown in Russia

2021-09-27

The epidemic does not stop.

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova ruled out the imposition of a new lockdown in Russia due to the increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the country. After a slight decline in mid-September, the incidence began to grow again and was equal to 21379 people on September 24. At the same time, the number of deaths was 828 people per day.

Anna Popova

Long gone are the days when the media bravely broadcast about the plight of the spread of infection in European countries and the United States, comparing it with the situation in Russia. But in the middle of 2020, the situation in Russia has changed significantly, so that now Russia is already among the top five in terms of the number of people infected with coronavirus. At the same time, the increase in total mortality is much higher than the increase in mortality in other developed countries, while in many countries the mortality rate was much lower even before the pandemic than in Russia.

This increase in overall mortality is an indicator of the state of affairs in the country. The health care system did not cope with the increase in morbidity, it turned out to be overwhelmed, so that many patients with other types of diseases could not receive proper care at the right time. The poorer health of Russians, in comparison with residents of other countries, led to the fact that, having lost this aid, they began to die much more often. The worst health condition is caused, in turn, by a lower standard of living, poorer nutrition and, again, a less developed health care system. All this is the result of the last 30 years of the market economy in Russia, which destroyed the once best healthcare system in the world, flooded the country with low-quality and surrogate food products and led to the alcoholization of the population.

Now the introduction of a lockdown is unlikely to help stop the spread of the infection. The only way to overcome the epidemic is through universal vaccination and the restoration of the health care system, the deployment of the required number of hospital beds and an increase in the total number of hospitals. But here, too, the Russian authorities are not making great success. At the beginning of the month, 38.5 million people or 26.55% of the total population were vaccinated, and on September 22 – 28.11%. At this rate of vaccination, it will take 487 days, or 1.3 years, to vaccinate the remaining 40% of the population.