An open lecture "Professionals against COVID-19" was held at the Research Institute of Complex Problems of Cardiovascular Diseases with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Kuzbass.

The scientific and practical event was held by Doctors of Medical Sciences, Professors Olga Leonidovna Barbarash, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the CPSSZ Research Institute, Head of the Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery of KemSMU, Chief Cardiologist of the SFO, Elena Borisovna Brusina, Head of the Department of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenerology of KemSMU, Chief Epidemiologist of the SFO and Vasily Vasilyevich Kashtalap, Head of the Department of Clinical Cardiology of the CPSSZ Research Institute, Associate Professor of the Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery KemGMU.

The lecture was devoted to topical issues of combating the pandemic of a new coronavirus infection. The emphasis was placed on the vaccination campaign that is currently taking place, noting that now in Russia only 40% of the population have been vaccinated against this disease. The situation is complicated and requires social responsibility from each of us.

Olga Barbarash spoke about the experience of the CPSSZ Research Institute in a difficult period, stressing that the vaccination of employees, which currently stands at 95%, was an example of the accumulation of collective immunity. Since the beginning of the year, not a single case of severe illness has been registered in the team.

Elena Brusina made a presentation "Vaccination against COVID-19: myths and reality", dispelling the most widespread stereotypes in society on this topic. She noted that vaccination is the first in the list of 10 achievements of healthcare in the XX century and today it is the only way to avoid death from a new coronavirus infection.

Vasily Kashtalap presented information about the cardiovascular complications of the new coronavirus infection – one of the leading manifestations of postcovid syndrome. He emphasized that people over the age of 60 have fatal complications of COVID-19 in 90% of cases due to diseases of the circulatory system.

Students from five universities of Kuzbass took part in the event, at the end of the lectures they asked their questions to Elena Brusina.

In general, 1,500 online connections were recorded during the broadcast of the lecture.

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