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Russia Should Support Health Workers, Not Silence Them

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Click to expand Image A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a break at the City Clinical Hospital Number 15 which delivers treatment to COVID-19 patients in Moscow, Russia. May 25, 2020. © 2020 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov As Russia reports record numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths, authorities seem paradoxically concerned with preventing health workers from talking about the crisis, hospital overcrowding, and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).  On October 12, a court in Novgorod region fined a surgeon, Yuri Korovin, 50,000 rubles (about US$630)…

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