May 8, 2020
Russia reported 187,859 coronavirus cases and 1,723 deaths today, putting it in fifth place globally for case numbers. Many experts and officials say that number is far higher in reality because of how Russia classifies cause of death. There are also reports of a shocking shortage of personal protective equipment in Russia. Natalia Antelava is the Editor-in-Chief of Codastory.com which covers trends like disinformation, authoritarian technology and war on science. She has been closely tracking the situation in Russia and discusses the latest with Cheddar's Kristen Scholer.