PM: Vaccine Only Defence Against Covid

No protective measure can shield people from contracting the coronavirus, only the vaccine can, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a regular interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió.

The prime minister noted that the Delta variant of the virus was more aggressive and infectious than its previous variants. Those who are inoculated against Covid are not in danger, he said, adding at the same time that the virus was life threatening to those who have not been vaccinated. Not only are they likely to get infected, but they will also likely end up seriously ill and in hospital, Orbán warned, and encouraged everyone to get the vaccine.

Until everyone is inoculated the virus will keep lingering, he said, adding that while less than one percent of those who are vaccinated fall ill with Covid, those who have not received the jab were ten times more at risk. Although those who are vaccinated can also contract the virus, “far fewer of them” end up seriously ill than those who are unvaccinated, the prime minister said.
He said protective measures like mask mandates were effective in slowing the spread of the virus but did not guarantee full protection. The prime minister said Hungary will have 15 million coronavirus vaccine doses delivered by the end of the year.


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