CNN: Why are doctors in Russia not applauding?


Health workers in the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries face serious risks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they also sense and feel public acceptance. At the same time, for some reason, they don’t applaud medical workers in Russia, the American television channel CNN reports.


Some Russian healthcare providers say they face fear, distrust and even hostility. For example, a doctor Tatyana Revva from a regional hospital in the city of Kalach-on-Don in southern Russia at the end of March shared a video in which she spoke about the lack of equipment. Then she was called to the police, where she testified.

Revva clarified that law enforcement officers checked the availability of personal protective equipment and mechanical ventilation devices in the hospital only a month after her treatment. Now she fears professional retaliation by management.

In Russia, there are many rumors and conspiracy theories about COVID-19: that coronavirus was invented by doctors to control society; that healthcare providers are hiding the true extent of mortality from the public; or that medical staff falsely ascribes the death of COVID-19 in order to receive more money from the government.

Misinformation and conspiracy theories are widespread on Russian television and the Internet, and media experts say that they undermine public confidence in the medical profession. According to Alexander Arkhipov, a social anthropologist from Moscow, attitudes toward health workers reflect a widespread mistrust of the population in the state. He believes that people trust only those doctors that they know personally, in the rest they see "traitors or villains."

The desperation of Russian doctors, faced with public contempt and pressure, is exacerbated by the high mortality rate from COVID-19, according to the American television channel. According to official figures, more than a hundred health workers have already died. But doctors are skeptical of these numbers. They compiled their own unofficial list of colleagues who died in the fight against the pandemic - more than 300 people. Moreover, even state-owned media admit that thousands of health workers are now infected.
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  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 May 2020 14: 00
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    What the ....?
    What is your own list? Where is he? What are 300 people like? Where are "thousands of health workers infected" ???
    If even the "opposition" died 187 ??? But at least they give sources ...
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  3. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 28 May 2020 14: 27
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    And here, besides Putin, one cannot admire anyone else. They will pay attention to doctors, teachers, and they can forget about Putin. What about the rating?
    1. stef13ch Offline
      stef13ch (Yadykin) 29 May 2020 20: 01
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      Doctors and teachers are not hypocrites to applaud them ..
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    Kristallovich (Ruslan) 28 May 2020 15: 03
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    It is believed that someday the medical profession in Russia will become prestigious, status and well-paid, as in Germany, for example. The same applies to engineers, scientists. In a country where the seller in the network market receives more than a doctor of medical sciences, there is no future.
    1. Vyacheslav Moscow 30 May 2020 14: 27
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      A month ago, in connection with a shortage of protective equipment, German doctors staged a protest: they took pictures of themselves naked and published pictures on the Web. In the photo, some doctors are holding signs. “I learned to sew up wounds. Why should I sew masks instead? ”
      So, as they say, everywhere is good where you are not.
  5. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 28 May 2020 15: 47
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    An interesting article here:

    ... official Russian coronavirus statistics do not reflect realities.

    https://www.golos-ameriki.ru/a/dobrohovov-interview/5432083.html

    More than a third of Russian doctors working in coronavirus-redesigned hospitals claim that they received instructions from their superiors in the case of pneumonia provoked by COVID-19 not to make a real diagnosis. This was recorded by a survey conducted among more than five hundred specialists by the publication “Doctor's Handbook”.

    The Russian Ministry of Health, by the way, reports that it is allegedly guided by them. So, in accordance with the recommendations, even if a person died of cancer, but this happened against the background of coronavirus infection, the coronavirus must be included in the cause of death. And even more so, this must be done when pneumonia is detected in the deceased. There should not even be any options.
    However, in all regions there has been a surge in community-acquired pneumonia, there are many times more sick and dead than usual, and mortality (from coronavirus) is officially still very low - lower than, in particular, in Germany, the most prosperous in this sense countries.

    And if, based on this fake statistics, the Kremlin removes quarantine, then we can imagine how the virus will spread ...
    1. GRF Offline
      GRF 28 May 2020 18: 35
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      Here the other day, a WHO representative said in passing that from the Swedes who were not particularly quarantined, they should take an example ... Which really angered the fox news presenter, who, apparently, exemplarily complied with the requirements of the American government ...
      So, one can imagine, since fantasy is rich ...
      1. cmonman Offline
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 28 May 2020 18: 45
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        I agree that sooner or later we will be ill with the coronovirus - he will be with us forever. But quarantine can lengthen our “non-contagious cycle” until the vaccine arrives. I understand that you can’t close for six months, but managers should know the statistics and choose a solution for their region.
  6. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 30 May 2020 01: 42
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    Why wonder? Optimization does not pass without a trace!
  7. Vyacheslav Moscow 30 May 2020 16: 00
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    ... Some Russian medical workers say that they face fear, distrust and even hostility. ...

    - means there is a reason. When the head physician of Moscow Clinic 180, in the midst of a pandemic, returns from Spain (she owns a house there) and immediately goes to work, infecting 120 of her subordinates, clap her hands for this?