Russian doctors wrote an open letter to known vaccination opponents and invited them for a walk in the “red zones. The medics said that despite being busy, they would find time to give a personal tour. A representative of the Vladimir Oblast Health Department called the idea “not bad, but requires improvement” and did not rule out that this experience will be disseminated.
The Regional Health Department is aware of the open letter. To date, tours for local anti-vaccinationists are not planned, but they may be organized in the future.
“Let it be a pilot project of our colleagues. Let’s see what effect this idea has,” said a representative of the agency in a conversation with ProVladimir.
An open letter from doctors is addressed to well-known anti-vaccinationists: politicians Gennady Zyuganov, Sergey Mironov, Peter Tolstoy, Sergey Kurginyan, Vyacheslav Lysakov; artists Maria Shukshina, Natalia Vetlitskaya, Yegor Beroev, Konstantin Kinchev, Katya Lel, Yury Loza, Oskar Kucher and other anti-vaccinationists. Here is his text:
“We know your position on vaccinating Russian citizens against COVID-19. We are all a little busy right now, and you can probably guess what. However, given how many people are reading, listening and listening to you, we will take the time to walk you through the Red Zones, the intensive care units and the pathology departments of our hospitals. Maybe after that you will change your position and fewer people will die.”
The open letter was signed by heads of Moscow and St. Petersburg hospitals, heads of infectious disease departments from Sochi and Krasnodar, the head of the intensive care department from the Republic of Komi, and the deputy head doctor from Khanty-Mansiysk.
The open letter ends with a phone number for applications to visit “red zones.