Kremlin highlights nihilism and low uptake of vaccine for COVID-19 surge
MOSCOW (RUSSIA) -The Kremlin on Friday blamed nihilism for a fresh surge in COVID-19 infections among the population. It said the reaon fror the same was reluctance to have vaccinations rate and mutations of the coronavirus, as the capital city reported a record number of daily infections.
President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a campaign to promote vaccination had clearly not been as effective as desired, and that Putin was monitoring the situation.
“Total nihilism, the low vaccination level (were behind the surge),” Peskov told a briefing. “We also shouldn’t forget the cunning of the infection itself.”
Peskov defended the idea of limiting access to certain areas according to a person’s COVID-19 and vaccination record to create “coronavirus-free zones”.
“The worst segregation of Russians is that between those on ventilators in intensive care and those who are not,” he said. “That’s the segregation we must do everything possible to avoid.”