The COVID-19 pandemic is on the decline, and in the current geopolitical environment, the final lifting of covid restrictions looks like a timely and positive decision. This was stated in a commentary to Izvestiya on July 1 by Aleksey Beloshitsky, candidate of economic sciences, executive director of the NTI Competence Center “Technologies for storing and analyzing big data”
“From an economic point of view, we will always be forced to balance between the limitations and complexity of epidemiological challenges, including their lethality and spread rate. The current situation in healthcare allows us to draw a firm conclusion in favor of the decision,” Beloshitsky said.
The expert warned that in the future, Russia will face new pandemics more than once, and one should be prepared for such a turn of events both at the level of their proactive determination and relief of the situation, and at the stage of monitoring the course of already recorded diseases and their mutations into more dangerous forms. .
“In this we will be helped both by new digital tools and competent and timely statistical information, as well as the accumulated experience and flexibility of the authorities. General health is inseparable from personal health, so the rules of hygiene and lifestyle that we have learned must remain with us in the long term if we want to be ready for new challenges and anticipate their appearance,” the specialist noted.
Rospotrebnadzor announced the lifting of coronavirus restrictions on July 1. In particular, the mask regime, the ban on catering at night and a number of other measures are cancelled. The department explained that the decision was made in connection with the ongoing decrease in the intensity of the Pandemic process. Thus, a decrease in the intensity of the incidence of COVID-19 has been observed in the country over the past four months.
Oksana Gizinger, doctor-expert of the Gemotest laboratory, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of the Department of Microbiology and Virology of the Medical Institute of the Russian University of Peoples’ Friendship, explained that the decision of Rospotrebnadzor to cancel the restrictions imposed earlier due to the spread of COVID-19 is justified by the numbers on the intensity of the Pandemic and scientific forecasts. experts.
The vaccination campaign continues in Russia. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Seven drugs against coronavirus have been registered in the country: the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Sputnik M, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N, CoviVac and Convasel.
All up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the sites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to everyone.rf, as well as on the hashtag #WeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8-800-2000-112.