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23 November 2021, 17:39

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The city does not tolerate peaks in morbidity that the health care system could not cope with.

Moscow adequately assesses the situation with COVID-19 and regulates it so that the health care system can work stably, said Sergei Sobyaninin an interview with RIA Novosti.

“We say that yes, the situation is difficult, but it is under control and manageable. What does this mean? It means that we do not allow such peak values ​​of morbidity, when the health care system could not cope with them, “- said the Mayor of Moscow.

Since the pandemic has a ripple nature, the situation changes all the time. When the incidence decreases, everyone talks about the effectiveness of the measures taken. When it grows, optimism ends.

“Now we see what is happening in Europe. Just a month ago, they taught us how to live, they said that in Moscow, in Russia, the situation is difficult, and everything is fine with them, because they have taken such amazing measures. Today, when there is a very large rise in the incidence rate, all these optimistic reports have ended, a new lockdown is announced, new restrictive measures are announced, they say that it is necessary to observe a sanitary regime, and so on, “said Sergei Sobyanin.

Moscow treats this calmly and pragmatically, stressed Sergei Sobyanin. The main thing, in his opinion, is to prevent a wave of morbidity from overwhelming the city, and to guarantee medical care to all Muscovites who are sick with coronavirus. Restrictive measures such as the announcement of non-working days help achieve this. They are resorted to in case of emergency, as was the case in late October – early November.

“The effect is very good. The incidence in Moscow has dropped sharply over the past three weeks. The last week was generally a record in this regard, the incidence decreased by 30 percent. From the peak values ​​of the last wave, morbidity and hospitalization have decreased by exactly half. And most importantly, not only the absolute value, but also the dynamics. The dynamics are very good, ”the Moscow Mayor said.

According to him, herd immunity plays an important role in the fight against covid, but it is not static and depends on many factors, including the strain of the virus and the time when the person was ill or vaccinated.

“If you took root six months ago, you have one situation, if a year – another, one and a half – completely different. The same is with those who have been ill: if you were ill six months ago, you have almost one hundred percent protection against covid, and if a year and a half has passed, the situation is completely different. Therefore, there are too many variables in order to clearly determine that we will achieve population immunity by some time, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

He stressed that the more vaccinated and recovered, the potentially better the situation becomes.

Currently working in Moscow 71 pipsWhere you can get a free rapid COVID-19 test. They are open in 38 centers of public services “My Documents”, in 21 popular public places and shopping centers and in seven transport interchange hubs (TPU), as well as in the lobbies of five metro stations. Rapid diagnostic points work according to the schedule of institutions, and at TPU and the metro – every day from 09:00 to 21:00.

Vaccination against COVID-19can be done by appointment at one of the vaccination centers on the basis of polyclinics, as well as without an appointment at the points of work of mobile teams in popular public places.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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