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FACTCHECK: False information provided by the Deputy Prime Minister through the “Information Stream”

FACTCHECK: False information provided by the Deputy Prime Minister through the “Information Stream”

Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman episode UOK S.Amarsaikhan television on April 27, eight days “to participate in the information flow,” broadcast during answered journalists’ questions.

I checked his answers.

“Everyone wants to see no further curfews,” he said. It is unknown whether the disease will spread to the whole world, not only in our country, but also in the world. In other words, we may never change the decisions we make today. We are working in a situation where it is almost impossible to decide and plan what measures will be taken in the event of a pandemic. But we are planning as much as possible and keeping the risk as low as possible. ‘

Factcheck 1: FALSE

Professional epidemiologists estimate how the infection can spread in such a pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, there are 77 internationally trained epidemiologists in Mongolia. Together, these experts and the NCCD make risk estimates based on the current situation of the infection, as well as develop a number of possible mitigation measures and make recommendations to the NOC and the government. For example, the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) conducted three surveys from 11 to 29 in early March, when the number of infections per day was estimated to reach 800. However, the recommendations and suggestions based on the study were not accepted by the NOC and the Government.

“If no curfew had been imposed between April 15 and 25, the number would have risen to 70,000, 80,000 and 60,000, which is more than 1,000 today,” he said. For example, if we go at this rate without imposing a curfew, it is estimated that by July 1, it will reach 190,000, and when the quarantine is lifted, it will reach 70,000-60,000. This is the mathematical calculation of the National University of Mongolia. ”

Factcheck 2: FALSE

Researchers at the National University of Mongolia updated their previous study on April 20, as the quarantine was imposed on April 10-25, but the infection was still widespread and the mortality rate was high.

“If the quarantine had not been imposed, by September 1, 2021, after the vaccination was completed, the total number of infected people would have been about 200,000, or 5-6% of the population,” he said. At current rates, the death toll could have exceeded 1,000.

An extension of the quarantine from April 25 to 14 days is expected to bring the total number of confirmed cases to about 60,000 by September 1, preventing an additional 30,000 people from becoming infected and preventing the deaths of about 150 people.

“There are 17-18 thousand employees, doctors, nurses and caregivers in the health sector.”

Factcheck 3: FALSE

Vaccination started in Mongolia on February 23. In this regard, it is planned to vaccinate health workers in the first place. According to the Ministry of Health and the government, 56,000 people are employed in the sector.

It’s going to be three months since I took the job. During this time, information is being collected, on-site visits are being made, evaluations are being made, necessary measures are being taken, and appropriate monitoring is being carried out. For example, on February 29, I contacted the police and law enforcement agencies and even gave a written order as the head of the ONS.

Factcheck 4: FALSE

February 2021 had 28 days. The high year, February 29, 2020, occurred. The next date of February 29, which occurs once every four years, is 2024.