Shithole Russia Overwhelmed With COVID As Putinite Rats Die By The Score!

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Jan 22, 2022, 12:11:45 PMJan 22
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Russia Faces Up to Huge Covid Death Toll and Vaccine Skepticism
Throughout 2021, the Kremlin grappled with the nation’s stubborn refusal
to vaccinate.

Russia started the year with fewer Covid restrictions than the West and
the belief that its newly registered Sputnik V vaccine would put pandemic
woes behind it.

But a fresh coronavirus wave in the summer was followed by an even more
devastating surge in the fall fueled by the Delta variant, which saw
Russia registering record cases in deaths and infections.

And while Europe and the U.S. managed to curb their death tolls with the
aid of mass vaccination campaigns, Russia was unable to follow suit, in
large part due to widespread vaccine skepticism.

By December, the country had registered over 900,000 excess fatalities
since the start of the year, according to The Moscow Times calculations,
and experts believe the number could hit the grim milestone of one million
excess deaths by the end of the year. Independent demographers believe
that Russia’s natural population — excluding the effects of migration —
has seen its largest decline since World War II.

Russia’s leadership admitted in November for the first time during the
pandemic that its excess mortality rate ?— a measure comparing total
fatalities from all causes with a pre-pandemic baseline that is seen by
demographers and statisticians as the most reliable indicator of lives
lost to the pandemic ?— was directly linked to Covid-19.

The fourth wave, which started in October, was especially deadly for the
country, with hospitals once again overflowing and doctors raising the
alarm. In the worst-hit month of October, the country saw 3,000 excess
deaths a day.

While daily infections and deaths have waned as the year-end approaches,
virologists have warned that the country should prepare for new deadly
waves in the new year, with the more infectious omicron variant gaining
ground in a country where only 40% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Vaccine diplomacy backfires

As 2021 dawned, Russia, under the direction of its vaccine’s developer the
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), was eager to boost the nation’s
image through so-called vaccine diplomacy. But Sputnik V’s champions
quickly found themselves embroiled in a string of scandals.
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In Slovakia and Brazil, the nation’s health regulators said they could not
evaluate the risks and benefits of the vaccine due to a lack of data and
inconsistencies in dosages.

Argentina, one of the biggest buyers of Sputnik V, on multiple occasions,
complained it was in a “very critical situation” as it faced shortages of
second doses, which Russia said were more difficult to produce than the
first ones. Guatemala also faced shortages, and in July canceled an order
for eight million doses because of previous delays.

The Moscow Times also investigated a secret scheme through which the RDIF
granted a minor UAE royal exclusive rights to resell Sputnik V to at least
five developing countries at a significant mark-up.

The scheme led to a series of scandals in Lebanon, Kenya and Pakistan
while Ghana’s parliament opened an official hearing following the reports.

In 2022, Russia is hoping its growing partnership with India — a vaccine-
producing powerhouse — will help solve the production issues. The RDIF has
already promised to produce an impressive 3 billion doses of Sputnik V
next year, as well as “several hundred million Sputnik Omicron boosters”
to protect the world against the new strain.

But for Sputnik V and other Russian vaccines to be accepted globally, EU
and World Health Organization (WHO) approval is critical.

At the start of the year, the WHO said its review of how Russia produces
the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine had found some issues with the filling
of vials at a plant.

Both the EU and the WHO have since said Russian manufacturers have yet to
provide regulators with missing data for their ongoing review.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in December said Russia had a
“different understanding of what information was needed” for approval.

2022, the year of mass vaccination?

Throughout 2021, the Kremlin grappled with the nation’s stubborn refusal
to vaccinate, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin, who received
Sputnik V vaccine early in year, to complain in a public meeting in
October that he “can’t understand what’s going on.”

“We have a reliable and efficient vaccine. The vaccine really reduces the
risks of illness, grave complications and death,” he added.

Some critics have blamed the country’s leadership for vaccine skepticism,
accusing the government of prioritizing its domestic agenda over the
battle against the pandemic. At the height of the summer 2020 wave of
infection, Moscow suddenly dropped all restrictions to push through a
referendum on constitutional changes that allowed Putin to run for further
terms as president, declaring that covid had been defeated.

And later in the summer, a short-lived QR code program in Moscow and other
cities was quickly abandoned after opposition from restaurateurs ahead of
important elections to the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament.

In the background, state-owned media were downplaying the pandemic and
ridiculing other nations for their harsh lockdowns.

Others say Russia’s low vaccination rate is part of a wider regional
phenomenon, as other post-soviet nations including Ukraine and Armenia are
also struggling to convince their populations to get the jab.

The Kremlin can take some encouragement from a recent Levada poll showing
the percentage of Russians willing to be vaccinated against the
coronavirus rose from 15% in August to 19% in October, the highest number
since the start of the pandemic. Levada also found that 42% of Russians
were in favor of universal mandatory vaccination — up from 38% in June.

Still, most of the country remains unvaccinated and Russia's vaccination
rate has recently started to fall, after hitting a record 400 thousand
doses a day during a short lockdown in November.

A number of high-placed officials and top doctors have said that without a
new and forceful push that would include nationwide mandatory vaccination,
the country is unlikely to hit its target of 70% vaccinated.

But Putin, whose electoral rating declined during the second half of 2021,
has been wary of throwing his full backing behind unpopular Covid measures
and has repeatedly said he is not in favor of forced vaccination and
widespread QR codes.

The Duma has already announced that it will scrap a proposed bill
requiring QR codes to access public transport after criticism from Putin.
It remains to be seen if Covid passes and other restrictions will be
widely introduced across the country in 2022.


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