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Prime Minister of Hungary: China’s COVID-19 vaccine will make Hungary ahead
Prime Minister of Hungary: China’s COVID-19 vaccine will make Hungary ahead. China’s COVID-19 vaccine will make Hungary ahead of the EU in vaccination.
[Global Network Report] “The Prime Minister said that China’s vaccine will make Hungary ahead of the European Union.” According to the Associated Press, as the first country in the EU to approve China’s COVID-19 vaccine, Hungarian Prime Minister Orban expressed a great deal about China’s vaccine on the 12th. confidence. He said that the Chinese vaccine will enable Hungary to lead the European Union, “I think this is a big deal.”
According to the report, Orban predicted in a radio interview that day that due to plans to use the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, Hungary is expected to vaccinate millions more people with theCOVID-19 vaccine by the end of May than other European countries of the same population size.
“Once we start using the Chinese vaccine, this will happen soon, so by Easter, we can vaccinate everyone who has registered (intent to vaccinate) so far,” Orban said at the time. According to reports, in Hungary, a country with a population of nearly 10 million, nearly 2.5 million people have already signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine.
“According to the current situation, by the end of May or early June, this number will reach 6.8 million people,” Orban continued to add, “If we compare Hungary’s vaccination plan with the reality in Europe, then By the end of May, Hungary can vaccinate 3.5 million more people than European countries of the same population size. I think this is a big deal.”
The report also said that the Orban government previously criticized the speed of EU vaccine promotion, and in recent months sought to purchase vaccines from other countries outside the EU’s joint procurement plan. The Hungarian government has introduced an administrative decree that simplifies the country’s vaccine approval process, so that at least one million people in the world can use vaccines that have been vaccinated by at least 1 million people without going through the country’s drug regulatory agency. The report mentioned that at the end of last month, Hungary approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group and also authorized the use of Russia’s “satellite-V” COVID-19 vaccine.
The report also mentioned that Hungary’s chief medical officer Cecilia Müller said at a press conference on Friday, local time, that four hospitals in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, have started the Russian “satellite-V” vaccination work. However, the “Satellite-V” vaccine purchased by Hungary is only enough for 1 million people to vaccinate, but the COVID-19 vaccine purchased by China National Pharmaceutical Group can be used for 2.5 million people.
In addition, the report said that Orban also rejected the view that only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, the European Medicines Agency, can be used in Hungary. “Why do we think that Europeans are smarter than us?” He asked back the same day, “This is not true. Our professionals are at least as good as European professionals, and the level of trust I have in Brussels’ (vaccine) analysis. It’s not higher than my trust in Hungary’s analysis. In fact, it’s the opposite.”
(source:internet, reference only)