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Invite people to post vaccines to see the consequences of Covid-19


RussiaTop doctors have written to invite celebrities and anti-vaccination politicians to visit the hospital to see the consequences of Covid-19.

“We’re all busy and you probably know that. But because so many people read and listen to you, we’ll take the time to get you to the red zone, the intensive care unit. speciality and pathology department of our hospital,” Tass today posted an open letter from 11 Russian doctors, including Denis Protsenko, who is in charge of the main Covid-19 treatment hospital in Moscow.

“Maybe later, you will change your mind and help fewer people die,” read the letter to more than a dozen singers, actors, presenters and politicians.

Medical staff transfer Covid-19 patients hospitalized on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia in July. Photo: Reuters.

One of the guests was popular host Oskar Kuchera, who is skeptical of the vaccine’s safety and has nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram.

“We live in an era where the opinion of an expert in any field can easily be overshadowed by the voice of a celebrity,” Dr. Protsenko wrote on his personal Telegram page, explaining why. invitations written by doctors.

The Kremlin welcomed the letter as a “positive” move for the fight against Covid-19. “Hopefully the authority of these doctors will help at least one of them change his mind,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today.

Russia has recorded more than 9.4 million infections and more than 266,000 deaths from Covid-19 since the beginning of the epidemic. However, many fear the actual number is much higher. Russia’s state statistics agency Rosstat once estimated the death toll from the pandemic in Russia by the end of September at nearly 450,000 people.

Despite the severe outbreak of the pandemic and the call from Russian President Vladimir Putin, only 37% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Thanh Tam (Follow AFP)

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