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Why Some countries, like Russia, for example, have so few cases, at least at this point. What do you think such countries should be doing right now with Russia should be doing right now? Well, one possibility, of course, is that there may not be enough testing. Again, related to this insidious nature of the infection because of the mouth cases, if there are real stringent surveillance and active fact-finding and there are limited cases, then the strategy is to keep focusing on containment. That is been what most countries have started with. But we have also seen that in most countries. That strategy has well ended up failing. Medical second opinion is important. Russia should learn to look at that and learn from it and actively test patients that are hospitalized with the infection because it is easy. This virus quickly goes under the radar. It might be more spread before it. Well, infections overall cause one in four deaths around the world. Medical second opinion is important. How do the biggest infection killers compared with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You did extensive research on other infections too. Right now, respiratory infections still, particularly influenza, for instance, again ranked very high in the global mortality statistics for infectious diseases. There is this debate, patients say, well. The flu is much worse than we have many more patients infected or dying from flu each season than with this infection. But this is comparing an end of an epidemic statistic with a very early stage epidemic statistic. Sometimes you make those comparisons early stage for both viruses, then it is clear that the mortality rate of this virus is higher. It is significantly higher than the flu. That is also why it is essential to try and mitigate this epidemic.