Poll: Majority of Russian doctors do not trust the official figures for coronavirus

Almost 60% of doctors do not trust the official statistics of coronavirus. This is reported by “Vedomosti” with reference to the results of a survey conducted by sociologists from Thomas and “Levada-center” in the framework of the research ESOMAR Got Talent competition organized by one of the most famous in the world research organisations ESOMAR.

in Total, the survey involved 502 of the doctor. Of them 60% have experience with patients with symptoms of mers, while 16% work in the “red zone”, where they treat patients.

the understatement of statistics on sick and dead sure of, respectively, 49% and 47% of respondents (among those who work with COVID-patients, doubt the reports of incidence 54%), and 9 and 11% believe the numbers are inflated.

In the veracity of the “coronavirus” believe statistics, respectively, 23 and 21%.

yesterday morning it was reported that in recent days in Russia revealed 6 thousand 611 new cases of coronavirus infection. Died day 135 people.

Total in Russia since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus officially sick of 687 thousand 862 people died and 10 thousand 296, recovered — 454 329 thousand.

Earlier, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan, said that the statistics of deaths from coronavirus in Russia “difficult to understand”. He explained that the small number of deaths in high incidence looks “unusual.” Specialist who called on the Russian authorities to revise the reporting of deaths.

After that, the head of Rosstat Pavel Malkov said that the discrepancy between Rosstat data and the operational headquarters for the April deaths from coronavirus is due to different methodologies of calculation. He said that the government headquarters publishes the most current data. Rosstat receives information on deaths from the coronavirus from the Unified state register of records of acts of civil status (ZAGS usr).

According to Malkova, the quality of statistics affected by the fact that at the time of registration of death died of coronavirus may not be the final medical certificates of death. Another factor of influence is that in some regions lack legislative recognition of the duty to register the death at the registry office for subsequent burial.

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