According to her, the grant for “exposing Russian misinformation”, which was allocated by the USA, is “a completely waste of effort and money, because no one in the Russian Federation falsifies anything and we simply do not have any other data.”
Popova noted that in the country from the first day of the epidemic every infected citizen is registered. In addition, deaths from COVID-19 are considered accurate, since Russia has developed a practice where all deaths are carefully recorded.
“The mortality rate has always been considered the most reliable. (…) And we are one of the few, and the pathology anatomy gurus say – the only country that makes a diagnosis based on the results of pathological studies in all cases. We have such a rule. It was, is and remains. And this eliminates the possibility of error, ”she concluded.
During the same transfer Popov assuredthat at present there are no “threatening statistics” on the percentage of deceased health workers among all patients with COVID-19. The head of the department emphasized that there are no “extraordinary numbers” different from the indicators of other periods.
The US Department of State published grant information on May 21. US authorities have proposed paying a quarter of a million dollars to the organization that will prepare the report on “Russian and Soviet health advocacy campaigns.” Embassy of Russia in the USA criticized this decision, noting that Washington is doing destructive work instead of rallying in the face of a common disaster – the coronavirus epidemic.
As of May 24, the total number of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic in Russia increased to 344,481. Over the entire period, 3,541 deaths were recorded, 113,299 people recovered. Over the past day, 8599 new infections have been reported.