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Russia is recording about 350 daily deaths of people who recently tested ‘positive’ on a PCR test. Its test-positive daily death rate is not far from the peak. Despite the country is holding the traditional annual parade to mark the end of World War II in Europe.
That’s a good thing, normal life despite the presence of a virus.
But what it also establishes is that therefore last year’s decision to lock down and not hold the parade (it was then later held in June) was a panic move, group-think, and a mistake.
When the parade was cancelled last year Russia’s COVID picture was actually far better than it is today. You’re going to cancel when you’re recording 80 test-positive deaths a day, but hold a normal parade with 350? No, that does not compute. If life can go on with 350, it should have gone on with 80.
The Russian state media will defend the decision to hold the parade today, yet last year when Belarus went ahead with its May 9th parade, that same media tried to paint that as a mindboggling and insane decision and even traveled to Belarus in search of fresh new graves the parade was sure to cause. Hilarious.