Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that he will propose to European leaders that all vaccines that have been proven safe and effective elsewhere will be approved to speed up the vaccination of the European Union population.
Hungary is the only EU member state to approve and regulate a large number of Russian and Chinese vaccines, although they have not yet been approved by the European Medicines Agency, which makes Hungary the highest vaccination rate against covid in the alliance.
As a participant in the EU summit in Lisbon, Orban announced on Facebook that all social problems start with vaccines and this is the only way for people to return to work safely.
He said: “Hungary has almost completely reopened. Hungarians have regained their freedom, not in many European countries.”
By Friday, 4.2 million of Hungary’s 10 million people had been vaccinated, of which 2.4 doses had been vaccinated.
However, Hungary has 28,403 deaths related to covid-19, which is the leader in the number of deaths per capita, which is the reason why the third pandemic flu is particularly deadly.
In the European Union, Hungary has the second highest number of confirmed identical deaths after Bulgaria.
The Hungarian health authorities approved the use of vaccines in Russia and China. This is an administrative decree issued by the Orban government, stipulating that any vaccine that is widely used in other parts of Hungary can also be used.
Hungary purchased 5 million doses of Chinese traditional medicine and 2 million doses of Russian Sputnik V. Most Pfizer companies agreed to purchase 10 million doses.
The EU should follow this path, “I suggest that everyone in Europe accept all vaccines that are proven effective and safe, which can speed up vaccination,” Orban said.
The European Medicines Agency has not yet responded to the agency’s request for comment.
So far, EMA has approved the sale of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the European market. Four other vaccines are awaiting verification, including Sputnik V, but Sinopharm does not produce this vaccine.