Member of the Federation Council from the Sverdlovsk region Arkady Chernetsky has explained the government’s decision to introduce restrictive measures at the beginning of the epidemic COVID-19, and then to refuse to renew when the daily number of infections reached a record level.

yesterday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced that since may 12, the mode of working days is terminated. On the same day, according to the operational headquarters for the coronavirus in the country revealed the record number of people infected – 11 656 people.

According to Chernetsky, the contradictions in the actions of the authorities there, since the restrictions were necessary at the beginning of the epidemic, to bring in full readiness of the health system to high loads.

“it was Important to gain time in order to prepare the health sector to deploy a hospital bed, saturate the health system with the equipment to build the work of physicians and hospitals for certain regulations and so forth,” – said the Senator edition

in addition, if you evaluate the effectiveness of the fight against the epidemic, it is necessary to rely on such indicators as the number of seriously ill and dead. The health system should work so that these figures are as low as possible, and that each infected could count on adequate medical attention. According to him, the Ministry of health and the government assess the true ability of domestic medicine to achieve a minimum number of deaths.

“Therefore, such measures (mitigation and abolition of the regime of self-isolation) are justified”, – said Chernetsky.

the Number of detected coronavirus in patients with mild form in Russia is not critical, he added.

According to official data, in Russia for the time of the epidemic died 2 116 people. However, according to the Financial Times, the official statistics grossly underestimated the real mortality rate from COVID-19 70% above.

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