Ministry of Health announces preparations for coronavirus epidemic

On February 4, 2020, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Health Sergey Kraevoy, speaking at a meeting of the Health Committee in the State Duma, said that despite the lack of forecasts for the further spread of coronavirus infection 2019-nCov in Russia, the department is preparing for a possible epidemic.

I do not refute or confirm. I say that in the press there is that mainly the infection affects the males of the Mongoloid race. How this infection will develop in our country - we cannot predict

- reported Kraevoy.

A senior official said that "this does not make us calm, we are still preparing for a possible large-scale infection." He said that a place has already been determined where Russians and CIS citizens evacuated from China will be evacuated. Already supposedly sent by health workers. But at the same time, he did not specify exactly where this place is. A little later, Kraeva explained that such places (sites for quarantine), it turns out, may be three, without specifying the specifics.

After that, Kraeva said that doctors from the regions held webinars (web conferences via the Internet) on the issues of this coronavirus infection. That is, the "luminaries" of the apparatus of the Ministry of Health tell practicing doctors how to diagnose and treat patients. At the same time, the deputy minister confirmed that the vaccine from 2019-nCov has not yet been developed.

Indeed, there are currently no such drugs. And to create the vaccine itself, having a certain biotechnological platform, is not difficult. In order to simply create a design, you need literally several months - from two to five

- said promisingly Kraevoy.

Kraeva added that the most difficult thing is to check the vaccine. But for this you need to test it on "hostile cells." Now Russian doctors are trying to isolate the strain of the said coronavirus from the blood of two Chinese citizens hospitalized in Russia. However, it was not yet possible to isolate the strain.

But to do this, you need a live native virus. Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t have this very important living virus.

- said Kraevoy.

In addition, Kraevoy said that China is testing a direct-acting Russian antiviral drug, triazavirin. Perhaps he will help in the fight against 2019-nCov.

By the way, as of 00:00 on February 4, 2020 (Beijing time), the number of infected 2019-nCov in China amounted to 20438 people. Moreover, 2788 of them are in serious condition. 23214 people are under suspicion. He died - 425, recovered - 632. The total number of doctors who came under the supervision is 171329 people.

By the way, on February 4, 2020, due to the “strike”, 4400 medical workers in Hong Kong did not go to work. In this city, 15 cases of infection have been identified. At the same time, from February 3, 2020, Russian Railways OJSC ceased railway communication with China.

For clarity, triazavirin is a Russian antiviral drug of the azoloazine family. This is a synthetic analogue of purine nucleosides (guanine). It was developed by scientists of the Ural Federal University, Institute of Organic Synthesis named after I. Ya. Postovsky of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Research Institute of Influenza of the Russian Ministry of Health. Over 100 million rubles were spent on development. Preclinical studies have been conducted for over 20 years. Implementation was carried out by a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation - the Ural Biopharmaceutical Center of technologies. It is produced in the Urals by the Medsintez enterprise and has been sold in Russian pharmacies since 2014.
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  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 February 2020 05: 10
    The Ministry of Health announced preparations for the coronavirus epidemic.

    - Once again, I will remind the venerable public that everyone is condemned in chorus, indignant about the one-party system somewhere and ready to deal with it with all available methods, means and all kinds of radical methods ...
    - And the fact that all over the world there is suddenly one people, one nation can multiply to the number of several billion and try to dominate the whole world, for some reason this fact does not bother anyone ...
    - And when our creator, Lord God, by his deeds constantly reminds the Chinese themselves of this ... - either chicken flu, or swine pneumonia, or an epidemic of coronavirus ... - some kind of "infection" constantly happens in China ... - And due to the fact that other peoples themselves are directly eager to communicate with China, then these peoples constantly "fall" from this ...
    - On the same occasion, I will allow myself to remind everyone who "approves", "thirsts" and "nostalgic" for the "Great Chinese Silk Roads" ... - and what would happen if these "Great Chinese Silk Roads" were already functioning in full its length .., passing through Central Asia; the territory of Russia in several directions; in Zap. Europe by waterway through Italy ... - This is what would have happened if these "Chinese Silk Roads" were already functioning with might and main ... - and then another Chinese epidemic (in this case, the coronavirus epidemic) would simply instantly spread over a vast territory. .. - Just try to control it ... - and how would you fight with it now ... ???
    - And what if ... a more serious epidemic suddenly comes from China ??? - Personally, I have no doubt that this is not the last "new epidemic" ... "from China" ... - there will be more dangerous epidemics "from there" ... - And along the Chinese Silk Roads, this epidemic will simply be given green light for worldwide distribution ...
    - The Lord God warns us ... - about the Chinese ... - But the people of the world do not really listen to this ... - For many today, China is something super-super-unique, especially many of them among Russians. ..
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 5 February 2020 11: 28
      Personally, I can't even imagine ... - how stunted Russian medicine today would fight the coronavirus epidemic if the "Chinese Silk Roads" were already working with might and main and would pass through the territory of Russia (and not only Russia) ... - Dozens thousands of Chinese tractors with wagons, heavy container trucks and other freight transport would freely travel around Russia; plus to everything, along these routes (and this is thousands of kilometers of path), of course, a huge number of various Chinese campings, hotels, shelters, cafes, restaurants, canteens and other eateries would immediately appear ...
      - And what in the case even now would our dead Russian medicine do even with this coronavirus epidemic ??? - It would become for Russia just a real disaster ...
      - But a more terrible epidemic could easily come out of China ... - Personally, I have no doubt at all ...