Veronika Skvortsova shuttered hospitals while hyping unproven genetic injections
By Riley Waggaman, a former “senior editor” (newsroom errand boy) at RT
During her nearly eight-year tenure as health minister, Veronika Skvortsova presided over a series of awe-inspiring scams that maimed Russia’s healthcare system and set the stage for the current global clot-shot horror show.
Thankfully, after being removed from office as part of a cabinet shake-up in January 2020, Skvortsova was shipped to a Siberian gold mine for rehabilitation. Sigh—if only.
In reality, she was immediately appointed the head of Russia’s Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) and has spent the last two years hyperventilating about the existential threat posed by cold-like symptoms.
Shameless data manipulation, clot-shot shilling, and the manic debasement of healthcare—all of the charming “public health” measures we see today in Russia first took root a decade ago under Skvortsova’s degenerate reign. Very curious.
“A lie in the truest sense of the word”
Skvortsova’s appointment as health minister in May 2012 coincided with a series of decrees issued by President Vladimir Putin, which set ambitious targets for improving economic factors, housing, education, and healthcare in Russia.
Decree No. 598 ordered the Russian government to “ensure” by 2018 a reduction in mortality from diseases of the circulatory system, the country’s top killer. A plan to combat cardiovascular-related ailments unveiled several years earlier also took on renewed urgency.
Putin’s proclamations had an immediate effect. Heart attacks and strokes began claiming fewer Russian lives—a very promising sign. At the same time, mortality attributed to nondescript “other causes” began to skyrocket—a very coincidental sign.
Emboldened by these early signs of success, the Russian government declared 2015 the Year of the Fight Against Cardiovascular Diseases. It was a bold move, particularly because there was a dangerous shortage of specialized hospital beds used to treat cardiac patients.
The outcome of this ambitious public health strategy was conclusive and incontrovertible: Skvortsova announced in February 2016 that mortality from cardiovascular diseases had plummeted by 16% over the past five years. It was of no particular importance that over the previous 12 months, only 12 of Russia’s 85 federal subjects had recorded a decrease in overall mortality that included fewer deaths from cardiovascular diseases as well as a reduction in fatalities from “other causes.” In Moscow and nine other regions, mortality from cardiovascular diseases decreased while overall mortality increased. Victory over heart failure was close at hand.