The high mortality rate from coronavirus is primarily caused by mutations in infection and a low level of vaccination, said on Wednesday, October 13, the head physician of the Filatov Moscow Clinical Hospital Valery Vechorko.
“The high mortality rate can be explained by the mutation of the virus, the low level of vaccinations and the frivolous attitude of citizens towards the pandemic. The COVID-19 virus exists and it is dangerous, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.
Over the past two weeks, the incidence of coronavirus infection in Moscow has increased by one and a half times, and the number of hospitalizations has doubled, Vechorko said. In this regard, hospitals have to be redesigned to receive patients with COVID-19.
According to the head physician, recently, severe forms of coronavirus have also been recorded among young people, reaching deaths. Vechorko recommended that Russians not be negligent about their health and get vaccinated.
On October 12, the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko said that a feature of the current rise in the incidence of COVID-19 is the lightning-fast course of the infection, requiring resuscitation support literally in the first three days. He also noted that recently young people from 20 years old began to be infected with the coronavirus.
The minister also named several regions in which the incidence of coronavirus is growing fastest. Most of all, the increase in cases is noted in Bashkiria, Tatarstan and the Orenburg region, he stressed.
A day earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the high mortality rate from COVID-19 is due to the low level of vaccination of the population. He noted that in the regions they are beginning to take more stringent measures than in Moscow, but the main task remains to act in the middle between the task of stopping the epidemic and the continuation of the economy.
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.