More Than A Third Of Doctors In The Russian Federation Do Not Believe In The Effectiveness Of The First Vaccine Against COVID-19 - Poll

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More Than A Third Of Doctors In The Russian Federation Do Not Believe In The Effectiveness Of The First Vaccine Against COVID-19 - Poll
More Than A Third Of Doctors In The Russian Federation Do Not Believe In The Effectiveness Of The First Vaccine Against COVID-19 - Poll

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More than a third of doctors in the Russian Federation do not believe in the effectiveness of the first vaccine against COVID-19 - poll

Only 18.2% of specialists are sure that the vaccine will stop the pandemic, as evidenced by the survey data conducted by the industry publication GMP News in conjunction with the professional social network Doctors.RF.

More than a third of doctors in the Russian Federation do not believe in the effectiveness of the first vaccine against COVID-19 - poll
More than a third of doctors in the Russian Federation do not believe in the effectiveness of the first vaccine against COVID-19 - poll

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The study was conducted on the Vrachi.RF platform from June 22 to 25, the total sample size was 562 respondents, according to GMP News. To improve the reliability of the survey results, an adjustment was made in accordance with the total number of doctors working in the country according to Rosstat data for 2018.

The poll showed that most doctors do not believe that a COVID-19 vaccine will appear anytime soon. 31.7% of respondents believe in the likelihood of its appearance in 2021, another 27.8% of doctors are more pessimistic and think that this will happen no earlier than in a few years. At the same time, 35.5% believe that the experimental vaccine will not give the expected effect, and more than half of the respondents - 46.3% - do not even wonder whether the "covid vaccine" will help stop the pandemic.

The survey also examined the opinions of doctors about the problems that hinder the fight against the pandemic in Russia. The number one problem for doctors is the low hygienic culture of a significant part of the population - 60.3% of doctors said this. Another 43.2% of respondents noted a shortage of qualified medical personnel, 37.7% indicated a lack of personal protective equipment, 28.3% believe that there are not enough coronavirus tests in Russia.

The majority of respondents considered the recommendations of the Ministry of Health for the treatment of patients with coronavirus viable and feasible: 20.1% of doctors said that they are completely feasible, 64.8% are sure that they are partially feasible. However, specialists who do not work with patients with COVID-19 are more critical: only 9.4% of respondents in this category think that the recommendations of the Ministry of Health can be implemented. Another 25.6% believe that they have no effect on the treatment process.

The authors of the study note that those specialists who directly work on the recommendations of the department for the treatment of COVID-19, for the most part, are confident in their benefits for patients. More than 46% of respondents working in hospitals repurposed in covidarium said that recommendations contribute to the development of experience in treating the disease, 31% are convinced that they are important for sharing experiences, another 29.4% are confident in the effectiveness of the proposed treatment.

In the final part of the survey, respondents were asked to rate the reaction of the authorities and society to the coronavirus epidemic in Russia on a five-point scale, according to GMP News. Experts who are not involved in the fight against coronavirus, on average, assess the reaction of government agencies at 2.8 points. Those who work directly with patients gave a higher mark - 3 points. At the same time, medical workers who have experience in fighting the epidemic rated the behavior of ordinary Russians by 2.1 points. Their colleagues, who do not work in covidariums, turned out to be a little less critical and rated the reaction and behavior of their fellow citizens by 2.3 points.

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