Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaliy Zverev: "Watering the streets is meaningless - the coronavirus is not there"
6 May 2020, 17:19
Politics
In all the regions of Russia, as a measure to combat the spread of coronavirus the representatives of public utilities started to water the carriageway of roads and pedestrian roads, and even ...the walls of the residential buildings.

Whether the officials consulted with the experts in the field of epidemiology before they decided to spend budget money remains a question.

Oleg Goryunov

On April 6, the head of the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at Sechenov University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaliy Zverev said:

"I don’t know what composition the roads and walls of houses are watered with, but I know that there is no coronavirus on the roads, and it is not located on the walls of the houses either".

Why, then, when the number of Russians IN DIRE NEED OF URGENT financial assistance is growing in the country every day, the authorities of cities and villages are squandering people's money?

Authorities call disinfection what is happening.

We will try to calculate how much such "disinfection" of Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, costs.

Here is a summary table for renting a domestic-made watering machine:

So, let’s take the arithmetic mean: 8 hours of operation of one “watering machine” costs about 8 thousand rubles.

It is known that in the capital more than three thousand cars take part in actions to disinfect the city.

Question: How much does one day of “disinfection” of Moscow cost?

3,000 cars (let's not be greedy) we multiply by 8,000 rubles, we get 24 million rubles.

Clarification: this is an approximate calculation, it does not include the cost of water with bleach, or what is our city watered with? We did not include here the remuneration of drivers working in special conditions, and probably paid at higher rates than usual.

And yet: if 8 hours of “disinfection” costs 24 million rubles a day, then we’ll calculate how much it costs:

1. 7 days - 168 million rubles

2. 30 days - more than 5 billion rubles

3.2 months - 10 billion 8 million rubles

Well, and what kind of normal businessman will then advocate lifting restrictive measures?

PS Alexei Zhuravlev, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, commented on “disinfection”, which is absolutely senseless from the point of view of academician Vitaly Zverev, with his characteristic sense of humor:

"But on the other hand - this is beautiful!"