According to the president, other states divide the pandemic “into their own and someone else’s”, which makes the fight against COVID-19 pointless. He expressed the hope that this issue will be resolved soon
Other countries are “slowing down the registration” of Russian vaccines, dividing the pandemic “into their own and someone else’s”, it is difficult to understand, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with members of the government, RIA Novosti reports.
The Head of State expressed hope that it will be possible to organize joint work with other countries in the fight against coronavirus. “Because it’s pointless to fight separately,” Putin believes.
At the same time, he said that most people understand that they need to be vaccinated against coronavirus, but it is impossible to impose vaccination. “It is extremely important to convince people of the need to get vaccinated, that this is the only way we will be able to put a barrier, and at the same time explain in detail, in a qualified manner, the difficult questions that citizens have about vaccination,” the president added.
According to him, the rate of vaccination against COVID-19 in Russia needs to be increased. Putin believes that the summer of 2021 has become another test for the country in the fight against coronavirus infection. “Everything is very difficult, as we can see. It is clear that people are tired, ” he said.
Addressing the participants of the meeting, Putin urged to think about additional support for medical workers due to the pandemic. “I ask you to tell me here what additional solutions may be available in this area, including support for medical workers. I want to emphasize that people are experiencing this epidemic very hard, ” the head of state said, recalling that all authorities involved in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 have a special responsibility.
Last week, Putin said that the Russian economy as a whole managed to overcome the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and this year the country can achieve growth dynamics. “A whole range of measures has been implemented aimed at preserving the income and employment of the population, supporting business, reducing losses, and providing assistance to the most affected industries. All this allows us to confidently achieve positive growth dynamics this year, ” he said.
The President also expressed Russia’s readiness to share its anti-crisis practices with other countries, “including within the framework of the ministerial dialogue on macroeconomic and structural policy”.
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