Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Russians Recovering from Covid Reportedly Suffer from Vastly Higher Rates of Depression than Expected

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Sept. 26 – When the pandemic began, Russian medical experts predicted that 20 percent of those who became infected but then recovered would suffer from depression and other psychological problems. But the real rate, St. Petersburg State University scholars say, is now 29 percent (

            That higher figure, Andrey Nesmiyan who blogs under the screen name El Murid, reflects the way in which the impact of the disease has been exacerbated by the repressions that the authorities have been visiting on the population during the pandemic and promises to result in more Columbines and other asocial actions (

            Today, the Russian authorities reported registering 22,498 new cases of infection and 805 new deaths from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours as the pandemic continued to intensify in many places with increased restrictions following ( and

            There was mixed news on other fronts of the pandemic. On the one hand, a Russian who had been vaccinated died in Yekaterinburg, a development that will do nothing to push up stagnant rates of those getting the shots. And on the other, a Russian expert teaching at an American university says international bodies will approve Sputnik-5 by the end of the year ( and

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