Miklos Kasler – Photo: Flickr

Minister slams Left for ‘anti-vaxxer’ attitude

Hungary's leftist parties "keep issuing anti-vaccination statements", and try to "convince others not to get the jab while they get inoculated themselves", the human resources minister told daily Magyar Nemzet.

“As a doctor, I am shocked that they would go as far as risking other people’s lives to prolong the epidemic and obtain power,” Miklos Kasler said. The leftist parties’ propaganda is “aimed at creating uncertainty”, the minister insisted, stressing that “any vaccine is better than getting infected”.

Kasler warned that the epidemic was not over and advocated care. “Everybody must get inoculated as soon as possible because that provides the greatest chances to rein in the epidemic,” he said.

Concerning hospital capacities, Kasler said that 40 percent of all hospital beds were ready to receive Covid patients, and 7 percent for intensive Covid care. He said that “about half of the 40 percent” is currently used, while “intensive units are much busier”. In summary, he said that the health-care system is “coping with the burden”.

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