Coronavirus: Russian doctors discover alarming COVID-19 phenomenon

Russian President Vladimir Putin reacts to the news that doctors are falling out of windows
Russian President Vladimir Putin reacts to the news that doctors are falling out of windows

A new side effect of COVID-19 has been discovered by doctors in Russia, who have found that expressing concern about the government’s handling of the pandemic will often be accompanied by a feeling of falling out of a window.

One doctor, who tested positive for coronavirus, was gripped with the urge to criticise the country’s response to the health crisis on social media. He later complained of serious head injuries and broken bones after unexpectedly self-defenestrating with no witnesses.

And in separate incidents two more doctors – both asymptomatic – who raised similar concerns about the management of the outbreak died after experiencing the newly discovered side effect.

“It’s so strange,” one medical professional said, while mysteriously falling out of a window, “But there have been no reports of these symptoms in any other countryyyyyy.”