Kurginyan: Victims of other diseases were sacrificed on the altar of coronavirus ecstasy

30.05.2020, Moscow.

The cost of combatting the coronavirus lies in not providing medical care to patients with other diseases, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on May 29 in the program “The Meaning of the Game” posted on the movement’s YouTube channel.

“Coronavirus ecstasy, caused by a variety of reasons, generated cost of a huge number of innocent people dying, whose lives were sacrificed on the altar of this ecstasy,” said Sergey Kurginyan.

Kurginyan recalled the mathematical experiment by World Health Organization (WHO) specialists and the UN program to combat HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). According to specialists’ calculations, “if efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy could lead to more than 500 000 extra deaths from AIDS-related illnesses, including from tuberculosis, in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020–2021. In 2018, an estimated 470 000 people died of AIDS-related deaths in the region.”

Quarantine measures taken in many states hinder the provision of full medical care to AIDS patients. For example, many patients have faced a shortage of antiretroviral drugs. “HIV services are closed or are unable to supply antiretroviral therapy because of disruptions to the supply chain or because services simply become overwhelmed by competing needs to support the COVID-19 response,” Kurginyan explained.

The African region is crucial to contain the spread of HIV. Over two-thirds of all people with HIV of the world live Sub-Saharan Africa. According to UN figures from 2018, 25.7 million people with HIV lived there, with 1.1 million new HIV cases, and around 470,000 AIDS-related deaths reported that year.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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