Survey by RNC Pharma and Doktor Na Rabote (Doctor at Work): 53% of Russian Doctors Do not Think that the COVID-19 Epidemic in Russia Has Ended Yet
53% of doctors believe that the coronavirus epidemic in Russia has not yet ended, according to a survey by the RNC Pharma analyst company and the Doktor Na Rabote (Doctor at Work) social media service for doctors. That is why it is too early to make predictions about the beginning of the so-called “second wave” of the disease. Here, we can also see some serious gender differences; 59% of the female and only in 35% the male respondents do not think the epidemic has ended.
Among those who believe that the first wave of the epidemic has come to an end, most respondents think that the second wave is to be expected before the end of this year. 13% of the doctors expect it after July 1, 2020 (after the 2020 Russian constitutional referendum) and between September and October 2020. 21% of the men and 10% of the women chose this answer. Another 8% of the doctors expect the second wave between November and December 2020, and only about 1% chose early 2021.
A large number of the respondents (10%) believe that the second wave can be avoided because the virus will lose its virulence. That will also directly depend on the availability of the vaccine and the beginning of mass vaccination.
When to expect the “second wave” of COVID-19 in Russia? (single-answer question)