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Russia became the second largest Covid-19 epidemic region in the world

The total number of Covid-19 infections in Russia increased to 281,752 cases, after an additional 9,709 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. With this data, Russia officially became the second largest epidemic region in the world.

Russia became the second largest epidemic region in the world with 281,752 cases. The total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Russia is 2,631, an increase of 94 cases compared to yesterday. Based on Russian data from the beginning of May, experts believe that the number of infections and deaths is still fluctuating, it is not possible to confirm that Russia has entered the stage of reducing the number of cases. 

Despite being the 2nd largest epidemic in the world, the number of deaths in Russia is low. The low death rate raises doubts, allegations that the government is reporting unrealistic SARS-CoV-2 deaths to reduce the risk of an epidemic crisis.

Russian health officials say that the data of only direct deaths from viruses is one of the reasons for the low death rate. In addition, the disease struck Russia later than other countries, so Russia had more time to prepare the hospital bed as well as extensive testing.

Before doubts, on 15/5, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that Russia did not hide the number of deaths during the pandemic. 

"With the statistics of Covid-19, I assure you that Russian officials will be the last to hide the truth. This is not a joke, this is a human life. It is indignant." when taking advantage of the current situation to defame the honor of a nation."
he said.
Meanwhile, the US - the largest epidemic area in the world and also the place where the highest number of deaths recorded 22,726 more cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people nationwide to 1,505,250. Of those, 89,521 died.

US President Donald Trump previously announced the "Operation " to develop the US Covid-19 vaccine. He said the United States has selected 14 potential vaccines to invest in development, hoping to have the vaccine "at the end of the year or earlier".

However, many scientists believe that the ability of the US to have a vaccine on a large scale during that period of time is unlikely.

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