Hungary was the first country in the European Union to start administering Sputnik V, the Russian-made corona vaccine, to the population on Friday. Report that Hongaarse mean. It is the fourth vaccine that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán uses in the fight against the corona virus; previously, the country has already poked residents with the vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. Bosnia also started administering Sputnik V on Friday.
The Hungarian decision to approve and administer the Russian vaccine is politically controversial. The country is thus breaking with the joint EU strategy to jointly approve, purchase and distribute vaccines. Previously, the Russian vaccine was also scientifically controversial, because the maker was not very transparent about the development and effect of the vaccine. Scientific magazine The Lancet However, recently published a study showing that the Sputnik vaccine is up to almost 92 percent effective.
Orbán has been at odds with the European Union for years. The right-wing populist president is accused of corruption and breach of the rule of law. Orbán previously used the pandemic for a far-reaching one to introduce emergency law. Elections are on the agenda in the country in less than a year; Orbán often seems to blame Brussels for the problems that the virus is causing now.
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