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Why Russia has few COVID-19 coronavirus infections? (8)
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It is interesting to observe and that fortunately, some countries have much fewer cases, or at least reported cases than others, even though the the traffic and the tourist traffic between those countries seems to be on a similar magnitude. So, for example, Russia, fortunately, has just over 300 COVID-19 Coronavirus cases now. Until January, there were as many tourists from China visiting Russia as the war visiting Italy. Why do you think there are so few Coronavirus cases in Russia right now? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What could one expect in Russia as time goes by, of course, it is hard to predict and hopefully the case load will stay low? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Nevertheless, what do you think of that? I don’t think you have a free flow of information in and out of Russia. The media is tightly government controlled, so you are never sure what is being reported out of Russia. It is like in Iran; they had a shootout break. This they did not report until it was serious. The number of cases in Iran was thousand times higher of what they reported at the start. Also. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. That is a very tightly government controlled system. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. That with no free media. It is the same in, in Russia. Medical second opinion is important. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. I don’t know what is going on in Russia, they may it may be right, it may be wrong, I have no idea. Medical second opinion is important. In other words, what I hear from you is you say that it is probably the information flow. Still. With considering the number of cases we see in Italy, in New York and the death rates among older adults, it is very hard to hiding the needle. It is more, a lot of needles in the haystack. Medical second opinion is important. Otherwise, there it would be reported as just general pneumonia or general respiratory disease. Rates up. This are being regularly reported to who so you think that on balance, it is a question of information flow versus a low number of actual cases. But you have to To look at. This countries are known to be honest in reporting. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. We trust the data are coming out of the European countries, we trust the US data, I’m quite sure that in the end, we believe Chinese data to cook Korean data. But when you come to two governments that are known to tightly control the flow of news out of the countries for political reasons, then we become a little bit skeptical. Is this real? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Is this true? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. And. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. That is why if we base our decisions, we look at the European data. The US data, we look at what we are doing, what is the impact. This is what we use to make decisions. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. We cannot use data from countries where we don’t believe that they are reporting the truce. Professor Eskild Petersen, thank you very much for your time for your most interesting conversation. Dr. Eskild Petersen, MD. We will help to get back to you as this further unfolds, thank you stay safe, stay healthy. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You are welcome!
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