Humanity is in “sacred horror” before the coronavirus epidemic, although the death toll is not comparable to the losses in world wars, noted Russian political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky.
The coronavirus is a trigger, a death trigger. This opinion was expressed on April 4 on the air of Ekho Moskvy radio station by Russian political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky.
“The coronavirus is the trigger of death. It is not death itself. It is a very interesting epidemic. That is why humanity is in such a sacred horror before it, even though the absolute numbers of sick and dead do not yet seem super-monstrous and comparable to losses in world wars. “, – he said.
The political scientist noted that he is not a “COVID-19-skeptic.”
“No, the virus exists, it poses a significant danger, although even many of my friends believe that they had been ill with the coronavirus on the go. This does not mean that I contacted patients and I should be placed in an infectious diseases hospital, if only because I have there are no symptoms of a coronavirus, not the slightest (pah-pah-pah, of course) – no cold, no cough, no high temperature, which I measure, of course, every day, “said Belkovsky.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
By given the American Johns Hopkins University on April 5, the total number of infected in the world reached almost 1.22 million, of which more than 252 thousand recovered, and almost 66 thousand people died.
In Russia, the number of deaths from coronavirus is 45.