Russia’s Covid Death Toll Surges to Record in October

Press/Media: Press / Media

Description

Russia has struggled with a low vaccination rate and cases reached a record last month. The country’s soaring death rate is undermining President Vladimir Putin’s goal of boosting population growth.

“Russia has failed at vaccination, and as a result the death rate in Russia since the beginning of 2021 has remained at a very high level,” Ilya Kashnitsky, a demographer from the University of Southern Denmark, said. “Vaccination is a good illustration of the problem of mistrust in power.”

Period3. Dec 2021

Media coverage

1

Media coverage

  • TitleRussia’s Covid Death Toll Surges to Record in October
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBloomberg
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date03/12/2021
    DescriptionRussia has struggled with a low vaccination rate and cases reached a record last month. The country’s soaring death rate is undermining President Vladimir Putin’s goal of boosting population growth.

    “Russia has failed at vaccination, and as a result the death rate in Russia since the beginning of 2021 has remained at a very high level,” Ilya Kashnitsky, a demographer from the University of Southern Denmark, said. “Vaccination is a good illustration of the problem of mistrust in power.”
    Producer/AuthorJake Rudnitsky and Evgenia Pismennaya
    URLhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-03/russia-s-covid-death-toll-surges-to-record-in-october
    PersonsIlya Kashnitsky

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • life expectancy
  • excess deaths