Russia is going through a brand new wave of coronavirus. Based on official information, the demise price is growing: if on September 15,792 folks died, this determine reached 984 folks for the day of October 13. In whole, the official web site devoted to the coronavirus counts nearly 220,000 deaths because the starting of the epidemic. The variety of new circumstances can also be growing: 28,717 new circumstances on October 13, in comparison with 18,841 circumstances on September 15. Nevertheless, these official figures are most likely too “rosy”. The State Statistics Workplace provides extra horrifying figures: because the starting of the yr, 254,221 folks have died from COVID, to which should be added the 144,691 victims of the yr 2020, that’s to say nearly 400,000 deaths.
Why such horrifying figures? To start with, vaccination in Russia is refused by a substantial a part of the inhabitants. As of October 13, 2021, solely 31% of the inhabitants has acquired two vaccines, and 34.2% at the very least one vaccine. If the present price of vaccination is maintained, it would take 385 days to succeed in 70% of the inhabitants. Second, the authorities haven’t carried out a lot to cease the epidemic. Even in the present day, going through the disastrous rise in contamination, the federal government and regional authorities are limiting themselves to reasonably mild measures: no containment, obligatory vaccination for sure professions and in sure areas solely, and distance studying for schoolchildren and college students.
If the federal government has determined to not contact the financial lifetime of the nation, that is primarily attributable to its refusal to compensate employees for the lack of jobs or compelled unemployment. Whereas Russia receives unimaginable revenues from the dramatic enhance in gasoline and oil costs, Putin, as a “good supervisor”, prefers to spend money on enormous navy maneuvers and the creation of latest high-performance weapons. Because the Rosbalt company writes, “In Russia all the pieces is quiet, graves are being dug with out making an excessive amount of noise. Virtually a thousand folks die on daily basis, however it appears that evidently no one is anxious about it.”