Roshal called the coronavirus pandemic "dress rehearsal for biological warfare"

The situation for pandemic COVID-19, causes a feeling of rehearsal, biological warfare, said pediatric surgeon, doctor of medical Sciences, President of Institute of emergency children's surgery and traumatology Leonid Roshal, in an interview with Forbes.

He explained that not all countries were prepared to fight against such infection. In the case of Russia to counter the spread of coronavirus have connected everything, including the President, the doctor said. However, "the virus knows no borders", and the scale of the epidemic is impossible to predict. The problem is, in particular, the behavior of people. So, said the doctor, was two cases of coronavirus importation to Russia from-for doctors, not abstaining from traveling abroad.

"When I analyze the situation, I understand that this is a rehearsal of biological warfare. I'm not saying that this virus was created by man: for such statements is not sufficient grounds besides, I'm not a virologist. But this is a test of health and strength, including biological protection of the country," Roshal said.

He stressed that the Soviet Union system of biosecurity was built at the highest level. For the same model were built and the Chinese system, according to the interlocutor of the edition.

"And of all that we partially lost. Now it passes the test," he suggested.

During the entire period of the pandemic in Russia has identified about 850 thousand cases COVID-19, 14 128 people died, more than 650 thousand recovered. One-third of the reported cases — 242 thousand were in Moscow. With more than 181 thousand patients have already recovered.

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