The Star Early Edition - 2021-11-25




LEADING Russian doctors yesterday invited celebrities and politicians with anti-vaccine views to visit Covid red zones in hospitals and see for themselves the effects of the pandemic. In an open letter, 11 doctors from several cities wrote to a dozen public figures who expressed antivaccine views to hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Russia, one of the countries worst-hit by Covid-19, is struggling with opposition to vaccination. Despite pleas from President Vladimir Putin, only 37% of Russians are fully vaccinated and the country has seen more than 1 000 deaths a day.


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