If there is one thing we thought we wouldn’t see is the start of World War 3. Just as the world was returning to normalcy after two years of Covid, the news of Russia attacking Ukraine shook the world. COVID-19 appears to be the last worry on any Ukrainian’s mind. Health professionals are concerned.
With millions escaping the Russian invasion, health systems compromised, and testing and immunization programs abandoned in many regions, the disease could spread. However, they said that the pandemic was no longer a significant concern.
“People are not frightened about COVID anymore,” answered Dr. Marta Saiko, head of the therapy department at the Clinical Municipal Emergency Hospital in western Ukraine. “People are frightened of the war.” Because of the turmoil of war, it’s inconceivable to tell how far the pandemic has spread.