The sanitary-epidemiological situation in the Russian Federation remains troubling, with worsening numbers showing up in the chief health indexes, including for very young children, general mortality and life-expectancy. Gennady Onishchenko, first deputy minister of health for the Russian Federation, discussed the matter Monday at the second Congress of Russian Toxicologists, Rosbalt reported. He said the national mortality rate had risen in five years from 11.2 per thousand to 14.7 per thousand a year. In addition, he underlined, over the past three years the number of first-time diagnoses is up 15%, cases of pneumonia and bronchial asthma are up 13%, cases of complicated births are up 35% and instances of birth defects are up 23%.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18