We have had to live with the coronavirus pandemic for more than a year now. The epidemic affects the whole world, but there are regional differences in the development of infection, and each country tries to protect itself from the spread of the epidemic in different ways. Here is our weekly summary.
According to Sunday morning data from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, 1,352,000,191 people worldwide have been infected with the Coronavirus pandemic, with 2,926,949 deaths and 76,800,538 recovered.
The most dangerous situation is in the United States of America It is there where more than 31 million people have been identified and 561,780 died as a result of Covid-19. The country is already fearful of a possible fourth wave of the pandemic. At the same time, the vaccination program is progressing at a very favorable pace, which may also help the fact that the vaccine developed by the US Army is also expected to be available for the summer. President Joe Biden is already preparing to restart the economy as he hammered out a massive economic stimulus package.
Also doing a great job with your vaccination program is United kingdom he is. Thanks to this, the British can already plan their holidays abroad.
The picture is more accurate in Europe. The European Union In terms of vaccination, it lags significantly behind the United Kingdom and the United States.
There are a number of unclear issues surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine. Due to the very rare and serious problems related to blood clots, many countries have discontinued or restricted the use of the Oxford vaccine for age groups. Concerns have been exacerbated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which reports a possible link between the drug and blood clots, but continues to recommend the use of AstraZeneca vaccines.
The European Commission is not idly by either, as it announced on Wednesday that it will raise 123 million euros (about 44.3 billion forint) to research the fight against new variants of the Coronavirus.
However, significant differences can be observed between member states. Italy Plans to open on June 2, Republic Day.
In Germany The majority of residents failed to complete the vaccination program by the deadline set by the government. Although the government is serious about this goal, Russia is also negotiating the purchase and production of Sputnik V vaccines to this end. The Germans definitely want to speed up the pace of mass vaccination, as 720,000 were vaccinated on Thursday. At the same time, there is no consensus among provinces on the epidemiological situation, and some do not consider lockdowns at the national level unimaginable.
in France They do not fully trust the AstraZeneca vaccine, and their healthcare organization plans to give those vaccinated with the Oxford vaccine a second mRNA-based vaccine as a second vaccine. At the same time, mass testing of the French Valneva SE vaccine will soon begin.
For the European Summer Football Championship, 12 host cities offered their views on the fans. Budapest has a lot of spectators, but according to plans, matches will only be attended with a vaccination pass. However, with the introduction of the vaccine passport, the WHO will still be waiting.
China According to, 60 percent of the world’s vaccine stock is purchased by the developed western countries. According to the head of the Chinese Epidemiological Center, due to the low effectiveness of the currently available Chinese vaccines, consideration must also be given to mixing their vaccines.
North Korea Very little information is available on its epidemic data, however, the country has now announced that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics due to the threat of the epidemic.
Australia And the New Zealand It will be possible to travel without quarantine from April 19, as both countries have a program to manage epidemics and vaccination at the expected pace.
Also, the picture is not clear in neighboring countries. in Romania They take the first step in opening on June 1st. Details of this are still being worked out and will also depend on the evolution of the epidemic. The third wave of the epidemic has not spared children in the country either.
in Ukraine The situation is less optimistic. The number of new cases and hospitalizations is also expected to increase over the next two weeks. However, Ukrainian hospitals are already on the verge of collapse.
in Austria A week later, until April 18, the stricter restrictions imposed earlier this month were extended.
A similar deadline has been set Serbia It also plans to start gradual easing on April 19, first with the resumption of classroom instruction.
Slovakia Requesting assistance from Hungary in testing incoming Sputnyik V vaccines. Our country helps its northern neighbor.
Croatia It was announced earlier this month that anyone will be able to enter the country with a protection card. Accordingly, the Croatian tourist paradise also began to prepare to receive the guests.
In Hungary Unfortunately, the number of new infections and deaths remains high. More than 200 deaths a day were typical during the week. The Olympic champion in Athens, athlete Diana Egali, also died in the Corona virus.
However, the vaccination program is going well. In terms of the percentage of people vaccinated, Hungary is twice the EU average so far and has been in the lead among EU member states for weeks. The number of people who were vaccinated Sunday morning exceeded 2,800,000. If this pace is maintained, herd immunity may be available for the summer. The fact that the Hungarian population’s vaccination readiness has quadrupled since November may help.
With two and a half million people vaccinated in Hungary on Tuesday afternoon, the first phase of the inauguration began on Wednesday. According to the Hungarian Medical Chamber, this is too early.
Since the return of high schools to the classroom will be on the table in the next phase of opening, the vaccination of teachers will continue. At the same time, this year’s professional training examinations and the detailed rules for graduation have become official.