the Situation evaluates Yuri Krestinsky, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for health development, Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO.
Y. Krestinsky: I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, and the lesions quickly. Russia in contrast to the Eastern countries with their ability rather sharp and rigid response, in my opinion, less agile when this kind of incident. In the event of such lesions or outbreaks, in my opinion, is unlikely to react as quickly. Therefore, speaking about the possibility, Yes, of course, possible. Speaking about how we will be able to react to this, I have certain doubts about the possibility of a quick reaction.
What are the advantages you see in the gradual removal of restrictive measures?
Y. Krestinsky: In fact, the advantages lie in the controllability of the situation. The authorities, of course, will say: “All is over, all free”. The people then take to the streets, and there are certain risks associated with the resumption of the epidemic process. So, of course, want to do gradually, and estimate every step from the point of view of its effectiveness and from the point of view of its consequences. I understand the authorities in their desire to be safe and prevent any incidents in the resume, what we so hard have been for the last 2 months.
In the US, governors of some States under the pressure of business has removed the restrictions. Is such a scenario possible we have and how dangerous it is from the point of view of the spread of coronavirus?
Y. Krestinsky: Under the pressure of business there, under the pressure of society, under pressure of his own consciousness, the depth of the problem or on the contrary to its insignificance, in Russia, in some regions, the restrictive measures also reduced to practically zero. So there are cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and several more regions where the epidemic situation is really tense, and there are regions, which she touched to a minimal extent. And a sufficiently large number of regions in fact has brought all the measures to a minimum.
There is a perception that because of wearing the mask a person is forced to inhale the carbon dioxide that emit light on the exhale. Is it so?
Y. Krestinsky: No, it is not. This is contrary to the laws of physics and chemistry. If the mask is old and wet, then of course it can create breathing problems and cause a person to re-inhale air already exhaled. If she had not changed, then the moisture that it has accumulated, can develop bacteria, and viruses accumulate, and then it can cause, on the contrary, human infection. But what it leads to inhalation of carbon dioxide, is of course, unscientific statement.