According to the President of the European Commission, the vaccine has significantly reduced hospitalizations and deaths.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that the fourth wave of COVID-19 sweeping Europe is an “unvaccinated epidemic” and urged people to get vaccinated or boost injections.
At the plenary meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, von der Leyen mentioned that there is a wide range of vaccination rates across the EU. Bulgaria is home to slightly less than 29% of fully vaccinated adults, while Portugal and Ireland have higher levels at over 90%.
Von der Lein stated that the pandemic pressure is still on. The availability of vaccines that can protect us is making our situation much more manageable.
She also pointed out that, despite the availability of vaccines, many people still haven’t been vaccinated. These people are at greater risk of serious illness or hospitalization.
She said that in most countries, people are not vaccinated or have only partial vaccinations.
She said, “So there’s a very clear correlation.” “For instance, we can see that in countries such as Portugal and Spain where 80% to 90% of adults have been vaccinated, the chance of COVID is lowest during the first week of November.
Von der Leyen, an experienced doctor, stated that it is clear that people who are not vaccinated are responsible for the vast majority hospitalizations and deaths in this current epidemic. “If you look at accident and mortality rates,” she stated, “what we see now it that the unvaccinated population are in a pandemic.” Thus, vaccination remains a priority.
The chairman of this committee encouraged capitals to improve outreach.
“We must better understand why some people don’t get vaccinated,” she stated. Clear information is essential. It is essential that we reach all residents of every community and persuade them to get vaccinated. People who have been vaccinated already need boosters.
She stated that the latest contract of the BioNTech/Pfizer committee for purchasing 1.8 billion doses vaccine was sufficient to supply the entire European continent.