Blogger Anton Tarasov, who opposes vaccination against coronavirus, made a scandal in the capital’s hospital named after Filatov, where he arrived to visit the “red zone”.

The reason for the conflict was that the man refused to put on protective equipment before entering the room with COVID-19 patients. The anti-vaccine man is convinced that the coronavirus is a poison that is specially spread on Moscow streets. In addition, the pandemic is associated with 5G towers, the blogger said.

“The main point is to go there without any means of protection and prove that all this is fake, lies and provocation …”, Tarasov said.

The hospital staff tried to explain to the visitor the need to comply with security measures, but the man interrupted them and refused to put on protective equipment. The blogger was asked to leave the medical facility.

On November 24, the chief doctors of Moscow hospitals invited opponents of vaccination against coronavirus on an excursion to the hospital’s “red zone”. The doctors expressed the hope that during the excursion the opponents of vaccination will change their position and fewer people will die.

The Kremlin expressed the hope that the authority of doctors who have been fighting COVID-19 and saving lives for two years will help change the opinion of anti-vaccines about vaccination.

As the chief physician of GKB No. 15 named after Filatov, Valery Vechorko, noted, some do not want to be vaccinated, due to the fact that they have not encountered COVID-19 and do not understand how dangerous it is. He also expressed the hope that after visiting the red zone, anti-vaccines will change their attitude towards vaccination.

Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.