Skip to comments.Why is Russia reporting so few COVID-19 cases? Some say it's a cover-up
Posted on 03/21/2020 8:27:08 PM PDT by hapnHal
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, there are growing questions in Russia about the official number of cases that have been declared.
According to the count released by its health ministry, Russia currently has only 253 confirmed cases of the virus. That is vastly lower than in other major countries in Western Europe, where there are already thousands of cases.What really makes Russia an outlier, however, is the number of tests it is carrying out compared to its number of positive cases.
Russia has done 133,101 tests, putting it behind only China, Italy and South Korea.But with just 306 cases of the virus, Russias ratio of positive cases to the number of tests is the second lowest in the world, at 0.21%.
Only the tiny United Arab Emirates comes lower at 0.11%, based on figures from the Our World In Data project at Oxford University.NYC now 'epicenter' of coronavirus crisis, mayor says; 258 dead in USThat number is puzzling, not least for a country of Russias vast size, with a population of 144 million and a long border with China.
For example, the U.K. has done 64,600 tests and has over 3,000 cases. In Norway, 44,000 tests have turned up 1,700 cases.
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Now there’s some rock solid reporting.
Russia is a devoutly Orthodox Christian nation, despite the fury of Stalin in trying to exterminate the Church.
Since 998 AD the Rus have received many blessings and protections from the Theotokos.
[I never heard MSM complain about Chinas testing methods or reporting methods. I may have missed it if they did. Seems like they swallow the figures as facts in every story Ive seen.]
We will not in these pages parrot President Trump and call the pathogen thats spreading sickness and fear the Chinese virus. The novel coronavirus pathogen has another name, COVID-19. In a global economy, christening outbreaks based on their place of origin sows resentment and group hatred. There but for the grace of God go we.
Putting that fracas aside, no one should be too shy to say: The Chinese Communist Party dictatorship disastrously botched in its handling of the initial Wuhan outbreak. A coverup cost precious time and countless lives. (The world may also have much to learn from Chinas subsequent efforts to contain the outbreak.)
The first person in Wuhan became ill on Dec. 10. By months end, health officials tracked a new coronavirus strain to an open-air meat market.
On Dec. 30, the government began shutting down social media discussions on the new virus, detaining Dr. Li Wenliang, a whistleblower for posting concerns over a SARS-like virus.]
russia closed its chinese border on feb. 20?
It’s winter there.
They do not have a huge number of big cities.
Probably a lot of social distancing going on.
It’s hard enough to get into Russia during good times. You don’t just fly in unannounced. They know how to screen and shut out people and they don’t mind being mean and inconvenient about it either. Saved their people a lot of trouble this go around for sure.
With all the Russian plants here one would expect an authoritative answer to that question...lol
What is the price of lies?
“Russia has done 133,101 tests, putting it behind only China, Italy and South Korea.”
Actually, the US has done nearly 200k tests, but that might make President Trump look too good, so they have to omit that from the article.
“In Russia virus doesnt kill Russian, Russian kills virus.”
Heh heh. The Chinese and the Iranians tried to stare down the virus. How’d that work out?
Maybe Russia achieved containment. But most likely they’re full of crap, too.
They arent testing. Duh.
Every Dr. that’s worked with COVID-19 cases, even those in Italy, say those hospitalized are suffering from ‘severe’ pneumonia and is why ventalators are so needed. These people can’t breath without reperators etc......They have to turn patients onto their stomachs every so often to take pressure off their lungs.
The Utah representive said he was in the worse health shape he could ever remember, feels pain whenever he coughs which is often, chest feels like in a vise, aches all over and has temp of 102. He’s in the 6th day of this virus and was in good health before this started. Told people this is bad and not the flu.
Italy Dr. said this is just like extreme cases of pnemonia.
...Every Dr. thats worked with COVID-19 cases, even those in Italy, say those hospitalized are suffering from severe pneumonia and is why ventalators are so needed. These people cant breath without reperators etc......They have to turn patients onto their stomachs every so often to take pressure off their lungs....
Well, what they have been doing isnt working. So perhaps they need to try the so far VERY EFFECTIVE 6-day Hydroxychloroquine - Azithromycin combination drug treatment.
China warned Russia about the virus weeks or months before any other country or the WHO.
They isolate the virus in those little nesting dolls.
Perhaps they are? I didn't see or hear yet how they're treating hospitalized patients with this virus..other than respirators etc.
BTW our community has it's first confirmed case of the COVID-19. tested positive...Person is a resident and being ‘monitored’ at home, symptoms not serious enough for hospitalization as yet..
additionally Russia’s borders are and were pretty tight. Unlike Europes and the US...though that’s changing somewhat now with this virus threat.
Same thing happened to me. I got sober in 2004. In 2005 I got hit with a miserable case of the flu. Initially I wondered why it never happened during my drinking career. Then it dawned on me that perhaps I had either been too drunk or hungover to notice.
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