Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Ukraine War Zone

The photo shows a destroyed house in the war zone. (Photo courtesy of NEWS UTR, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Russia has become a hotspot for COVID-19, with thousands dying every day.

Things are even worse than they look in the reports, says Eric Mock with the Slavic Gospel Association. “We are hearing of hospitals being full again, of a high number of deaths. Many are not necessarily reported as COVID-related deaths. What you do is you look for something called an excess number of expected deaths. And you can see that the number is high.”

Ukraine war zone

In neighboring Ukraine, the virus continues to run rampant. Mock says, “More people have died in the COVID-19 pandemic than all who have died during the seven years of conflict with Russia in eastern Ukraine.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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