Share of residents of Russian cities who bought QR codes disclosed

Virologist Netesov: about 20% of residents of some Russian cities bought QR codes illegally

About 20% of residents of some Russian cities bought QR codes are illegal, such data were disclosed by Sergey Netesov, head of the laboratory of biotechnology and virology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of NSU, RBC reports.

The virologist is sure that with the introduction of such certificates, the epidemiological situation will not really improve. Its improvement, according to the scientist, is only facilitated by the vaccination of citizens against COVID-19.

Netesov noted that Russia is now in the first hundred countries in terms of vaccination rate. “In terms of the number of diseases per capita, it is in the top three,” he explained.

In turn, the director of the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg, said in mid-October that 80 percent of Russians claiming to have been vaccinated “Sputnik V”, but at the same time fell ill with COVID-19, bought a certificate of vaccination.

Earlier, Gunzburg reminded citizens of the criminal liability for forging certificates of vaccination against COVID-19. He cited as an example European legislation, according to which for falsifying documents that indicate the presence of vaccinations that are allowed in the European Union (EU), six years are imprisoned.