Russia: Anti-vaxxer doctors could be imprisoned, unvaxxed denied medical care

RT/Moscow: Doctors who oppose vaccination against Covid-19 could be found criminally liable because they pose a serious threat if they catch the virus, Russia’s health minister revealed to a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

Mikhail Murahsko’s comments came on the same day as Russia’s Covid-19 HQ revealed that 1,239 people died of the disease in the last 24 hours, a new record.

“In criminal legislation, there are articles that could be applied to people who pose a threat,” Murashko explained. “You don’t have to be a prophet to see what happens when anti-vaxxer medical workers get sick.”

According to the health minister, medical professionals should be “more advanced” than the average person and know better than refusing inoculation.

Murashko also suggested that the country should take a stricter stance on vaccination as a whole, citing Singapore’s decision to refuse medical care to unvaccinated citizens as a possible inspiration for policy.

The health minister’s increasingly tough view on Covid-19 comes as the delta variant continues to rip through Russia, regularly breaking records for both infections and deaths.

Much of the blame for the spread of the virus has been placed on the low level of vaccination, which, according to Murashko, currently sits at 53% of the adult population. On Wednesday, Russian Senator Andrey Klishas suggested that parliament could vote in favor of a vaccination mandate.

On Tuesday, lawmakers in Russia’s second city, St. Petersburg, signed a decree requiring all over-60s and people with chronic conditions to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within the next month.

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  1. In USA, failure to comply with “Spanish” Flu mandates could get you jailed & shot #WhenAmericaWasGreat.

    And we didn’t even close the #OpenBorders that #MadeAmericaGreat. (#MAGA!)

  2. The article is correct. That’s exactly what they report. But an amazing paradox is happening in Russia: in the summer (and I’m just working in Moscow), the mayor of the city wanted to tighten measures: QR codes, restrictions and everything else. A week later, everything was canceled: the restaurant business said enough is enough, we are going broke. The idiocy of all these measures lies in the fact that restrictions are imposed in cities and regions, and at the same time foreigners from different countries (especially from the dirty country of India) fly freely to us. During the 4 months of June-September, 20 million Russians from all over the country visited my resort Krasnodar Region, an analogue of your Florida, on vacation by the sea! It turns out that the best way to fight the pandemic is money and business interests. That’s why people don’t understand why it’s all.

    • Thanks for your input, Andrew. At least you in Russia don’t have tens of millions of crazy fundamentalist evangelicals running around claiming that Jesus is the cure for COVID-19 and vaccines are a work of the devil, like we have here in the good old US of f-ing A. These folks gave up on science long ago and are now trying to figure out how to turn the USA into some kind of Zionist theocracy. They may very well succeed if the Cult of Trump has anything to say about it.

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