Moscow – with a number More number of cases and hospitals by Govt-19, And considering the opposition of a section of the population to being vaccinated with the vaccines provided by the Russian government, a team of doctors from 11 hospitals across the country gave a piece of advice to celebrities and anti-vaccination politicians: they invited them to go to the wards. Dedicated to treating people infected with the new corona virus.
“We’re a little busy right now, you can imagine. However, depending on the number of people reading and listening to you, we’ll have some time to guide you through the red zones and intensive care units of our hospitals,” says an open letter from DOS on Wednesday.
According to authors including heads of hospitals in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi and Gandhi-Mansi and Komi republics, the visit could change the perception of deniers about the importance of vaccines so that they “die less.” People “.
The Kremlin praised the initiative, calling for a “moderate” approach to the issue.
“It would not be good to turn all this into a witch hunt. Here, of course, it is better to adopt a very calm, sober and balanced approach – said Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Prominent dissidents include senior Communist Party leader Gennady Djukovic, the deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament, Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy and actress Maria Sukshina – who responded to a letter promising to write directly to President Vladimir Putin. , Calling for an end to what he called “media extravaganza” for the need for vaccines and immunizations. Experimental preventive agents.
Sputnik V is approved by local health authorities and approved for use in more than 70 countries, but has not yet received approval from the World Health Organization.
According to official figures from the Ministry of Health, only 37% of Russians have completed one of the four immunization agents available to the vaccine cycle, all of which are manufactured locally – which, according to experts, are less likely to be adhered to, and many do not believe in the effectiveness of these vaccines, especially the Sputnik V and its single-dose version . There are currently no plans to import vaccines made in other countries.
The letter comes at a time when Russia is still facing the worst wave of Covid-19 cases and deaths: the average daily number of infections is 35,000, slightly lower than what was recorded earlier this month, reaching nearly 40,000. The average number of deaths is still there The highest level since the onset of the infection, 1,217 in the last 24 hours.
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In this context, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Kolikova has warned that the situation will worsen in the coming weeks as the year-end celebrations approach.
“Unfortunately, I have to keep in mind that there are now almost 35,000 cases a day, and we need to significantly reduce infections and achieve the required amount of immunizations so that a new case can be tackled in a safer way,” Kolikova said. , During a meeting with Putin, Toss was quoted as saying. According to the government, the best immunization target is 80% of adults.
In another attempt to promote the vaccine, President Putin announced that he had received a booster dose of one of the available vaccines against the corona virus and had participated in a clinical trial of the nasal vaccine produced by the Kamaleya Institute.
– That’s it, I didn’t feel anything. Nothing. Today, after these two procedures, I already practiced sports in the morning – said Putin. Once the tests are completed, the manufacturers aim to export the new vaccine form. On Wednesday, Russian health officials approved the use of Sputnik V for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17.
Putin says he will not make the vaccine mandatory in Russia, despite the booster vaccine.
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