The incidence of Coronavirus is rising in Russia

2021-06-12

Authorities are no longer able to control the epidemic

COVID-19 rate after having more or less stabilized over the last few months has begun to dramatically grow. According to official figures, 12,505 cases were identified on June 11. This figure has been recorded for the first time since February 22 of this year.

Growth accounted for 6.9% per day in percentage terms. An extremely tense situation has also developed in Moscow, where 5245 people were registered as of June 10th, which is almost 45% of the total number of cases on that day over the country.

The strained situation with the epidemic in Russia shows the low efficiency of the entire state system. Even a coronavirus vaccine has not resulted in a fundamental change in the fight against infection. This is due to the fact that vaccination of the population progressed at a very slow pace. Of course, the authorities and pro-government propagandists will rush to accuse the people themselves of not being vaccinated. However, in order to carry out mass vaccination, it is necessary not only to have a sufficient amount of vaccines but also the appropriate organization of the health system.

A shocking upsurge of the disease has occurred at the end of 2020 showed that hospitals are not able to cope with a huge influx of patients in a short time. In this regard, the question that arises is: will the Russian health care system be able to provide mass vaccination of citizens? There are about 14 million people are fully vaccinated in Russia at the present time. To develop herd immunity, it is necessary to vaccinate 70% of the population, or about 100 million. Taking into account the fully vaccinated, there are 86 million people left to vaccinate. Another 18 million have got only one flu shot. There are still about 156 million flu shots left, counting two vaccinations per person. The average pace is now 278.9 thousand vaccinations per day, so the vaccination campaign will be ended in 559 days. To shorten the time, it is necessary to increase the speed of vaccination at times. But will hospitals be able to cope with such an influx of patients and will it not lead to another collapse of the health care system? Judging by what was happening in Russia at the peak of the pandemic, the system is unlikely to get through.

Now it can be seen that the low rate of vaccination is explained not only by the fact that people “do not want” to be vaccinated but by the fact that the authorities cannot ensure the proper rate of the process.