Eugene Olegovich Komarovsky - Ukrainian doctor of the highest category, candidate of medical sciences and TV presenter.
Komarovsky was born on October 15, 1960 in Kharkov.
He received his higher education at the Kharkov Medical Institute, graduating from the pediatric department.
He started working in medicine in 1983, when he joined the Kharkov Regional Children's Clinical Hospital for Infectious Diseases.
For the next eight years he worked as an intensive care doctor, and in 1991 he became head of the infectious disease department. He held this position for ten years.
In 2000 Oleg started working in a private clinic, where he conducted consultation consultation consultation of pediatric patients.
In 2006 he opened his own private medical center - "Klinikom" (Komarovsky Clinic).
Television and Youtube
Komarovsky also gained great popularity as a TV presenter. In particular, we are talking about the TV project "School of Doctor Komarovsky". He was also a participant in many talk shows and a consultant of specialized programs.
He is the author of the popular YouTube channel "Dr. Komarovsky", which has more than 2.7 million subscribers (as of November 2020). On the channel he publishes videos with answers to popular medical questions. In 2020, actively comments on the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Komarovsky on weekend quarantine
Komarovsky criticized the authorities for the weekend quarantine imposed in November 2020 because of COVID-19. In particular, he called the closure of hardware stores unreasonable, noting that people who did not get there on weekends would go there on weekdays, but there would be more customers than usual.
He was also surprised by the decision to close the food establishments on weekends. According to him, it would leave people without an income. He noted that it would be much more efficient to ensure proper ventilation in cafes and restaurants, and compliance with sanitary norms.
Komarovskii noted that many Ukrainians cheat and only pretend that their institutions are closed, while visitors there quietly let in by phone.
"That is, the weekend quarantine is just a unique way to discredit the very concept of the state. The whole country, individual mayors, a bunch of people - to demonstrate complete nihilism, disrespect for state institutions," he said.
At the same time, he noted that "any measures that are aimed at the fact that people meet each other less often and less will work in terms of reducing the incidence of disease. But, according to Komarovsky, the authorities should have clearly explained to the population the essence and importance of quarantine, as they have done in developed countries.
In April 2019, Komarovsky joined the team of then-presidential candidate Vladimir Zelensky. He was responsible for the medical direction. Komarovsky was also rumored to have been considered for the position of Minister of Health.
Komarovsky is the author of many scientific works, as well as articles and books on medicine. One of his best-known works is "Child Health and the Common Sense of its Relatives."
Komarovsky received his Ph.D. in 1996 for his book Viral Croup in Children.