Almost 60% of Russian physicians who took part in the poll, organized by the international research organization ESOMAR, stated that it did not believe the official statistics of the Russian Federation for coronavirus, and almost half said data on the number of infected and dead low.
The poll was conducted by public opinion Foundation and the “Levada-center”, the results announced the publication of “Vedomosti”.
Altogether, 502 doctor, 60% of whom have experience with patients having symptoms COVID-19, and 16% work in the so-called “red zone”, where they treat patients.
In the understatement of statistics on sick and dead sure of, respectively, 49% and 47% of respondents, 9 and 11% of the respondents think the numbers are too high. In the veracity of the information on infected and dead believe, respectively, 23 and 21% of respondents.
64% of respondents believe that gosudarstvenno is not doing enough to identify the infected and the equipment of medical institutions.
According to the poll, the credibility of official information about the coronavirus gradually decreasing among ordinary Russians: at the beginning of April trusted her 58 – 59%, at the end of June – 46 – 47%.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 11.6 million, of which more than 6.3 million recovered, and more than 538 thousand died. Most confirmed cases of infection in USA (2.9 million), Brazil (1.6 million) and India (719 thousand).
In Russia, according to official statistics, the coronavirus infected 693 215 people have died from COVID 10 478 people. The country is in fourth place in the world in the prevalence of coronavirus.