The All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) conducted a sociological survey among Russians and found that 74% of respondents fear that they or their loved ones will be diagnosed with coronavirus. This was announced on Tuesday, October 6, by the general director of the center, Valery Fedorov.
The study took place the day before. It was attended by 1.6 thousand Russian citizens over 18 years old.
“15% of the respondents are very apprehensive, 59% of the survey participants are afraid to some extent,” – quotes Fedorov “Interfax”.
At the same time, every ninth respondent (11% of respondents) said that they do not feel fear.
Earlier on the same day, pediatrician, infectious disease specialist, vaccinologist Yevgeny Timakov made a forecast about the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia in the fall. According to him, the number of detected cases of coronavirus during the second wave will be higher compared to the spring rates.
In turn, the doctor of medical sciences virologist Anatoly Altstein said that the second wave of coronavirus in Russia may become more intense, but the country’s health system is ready for this.
Soon, he said, the country may reach a plateau for coronavirus. This period will last for about a month, and the growth rates of new infections will be higher than in the spring.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection has not yet receded, while the country is ready for any development of the epidemiological situation.
According to the headquarters, in Russia 11,615 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in 83 regions of the country per day. In total, 1 237 504 cases of coronavirus have been detected in the country to date. Over the entire period, 21 663 deaths were recorded, 988 576 people recovered.