The Russian government is dialling up the “Virus Fear” in perfect synchronisation with the World Health Organisation’s (“WHO’s”) decision to “upgrade” Arcturus to a “variant of interest.”
Fellow BRICS member India is currently experiencing an “intense” outbreak of this variant, and Russia should expect its own Arcturus surge by the end of May, the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation, Anna Popova, said.
“WHO says ‘jump’ and the Russian government asks: ‘how high?’,” writes Edward Slavsquat.
Russia is bracing for a wave of highly infectious Arcturus, the newest and trendiest “covid subvariant,” Rospotrebnadzor chief Anna Popova announced on Thursday.
Fellow BRICS member India is currently experiencing an “intense” outbreak of this computer model, and Russia – which has already registered four confirmed cases! – should expect its own Arcturus surge by the end of May, Popova predicted.
A sharp uptick in hospitalisations is not anticipated, but just in case, Russia’s healthcare system is ready for “additional stress and overload,” she reassured the public.
Do ordinary Russians care at all about the Dreaded Virus? No. But the Russian government is dialling up the Virus Fear anyway – in perfect synchronisation with the WHO’s decision to “upgrade” Arcturus to a “variant of interest.”
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