A Doctor From New York Accused The Russian Authorities Of A Significant Underestimation Of Mortality From COVID-19

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A Doctor From New York Accused The Russian Authorities Of A Significant Underestimation Of Mortality From COVID-19
A Doctor From New York Accused The Russian Authorities Of A Significant Underestimation Of Mortality From COVID-19

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A doctor from New York accused the Russian authorities of a significant underestimation of mortality from COVID-19

Endocrinologist at the Mount Sinai Brooklyn Medical Complex, Irakli Buziashvili, reacted sharply to the official statistics on deaths in Moscow.

A doctor from New York accused the Russian authorities of a significant underestimation of mortality from COVID-19
A doctor from New York accused the Russian authorities of a significant underestimation of mortality from COVID-19

Irakli Buziashvili / Photo: facebook.com/drbuz

On his Facebook page, Irakli Buziashvili commented on the statement of the Moscow mayor's office on the mortality rate from coronavirus in Moscow. According to official data, 1,800 more people died in the Russian capital in 2020, compared to April last year, and only 639 from coronavirus infection. Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova explained this discrepancy in statistics by the fact that the coronavirus causes an exacerbation of chronic diseases, and in such cases, the cause of death is not COVID-19, but concomitant pathologies. The official also stressed that all cases "undergo a detailed pathological examination, so we can say for sure that the mortality statistics from coronavirus are absolutely reliable."

“This is, to put it mildly, nonsense and outright lie. Coronavirus infection does NOT exacerbate chronic diseases. With diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and even cancer, people live for years, and often decades. Severe COVID kills patients on its own, without any help, very quickly (from several days to 2-3 weeks) and all about the same - with severe respiratory and often renal failure,”writes Buziashvili.

According to the doctor, mild cases of coronavirus infection proceed unnoticed and do not threaten the patient's life. Patients who suffer from concomitant pathologies can indeed die not from coronavirus, but from chronic diseases, but those in American practice are a minority, in Russia, most likely, too.

“In short, confusing death from COVID with death from something else is almost impossible - there is no need for an autopsy,” says the doctor.

“For some reason, the Russian government decided to demonstrate miracles of statistics, passing them off as miracles of medicine and diminishing the mortality rate from COVID in comparison with other countries by 5-10 times. It can be seen with the naked eye,”Buziashvili said.

Earlier, the British newspaper Financial Times announced that the Russian authorities could significantly underestimate the death toll from the coronavirus. According to official statistics, 629 patients with coronavirus infection died in April in Moscow and St. Petersburg. But at the same time, the total mortality rate in these two cities exceeded the average level over the past five years by 2073 people. Thus, 1444 deaths for some reason remained unaccounted for, the newspaper writes.

The Financial Times notes that the underreporting of mortality data from coronavirus can be even large, because the 72% estimate is based on data from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which published information on mortality in April. Data for the whole country will not be released until June.

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