The mayor put it this way: “it all depends on that. How many lives can be saved, how many jobs can be saved, is when we can go back to our previous lives.” He called it important for people to trust science, health professionals, the European Union and Hungarian authorities.
Politicians must also work to restore confidence, because the willingness to vaccinate in Hungary is still too low.
Gergely Karácsony reminded me that as the mayor of Budapest, as an opposition politician, he asked everyone to apply and register and offered the help of the capital. He added that he believes that there is room for debate, for struggle, but also for cooperation. For example, in organizing a vaccination campaign, in saving human lives.
However, he said the government was “unfortunately unable to get down the path of destructive propaganda: it accuses the vaccination opposition forces of vaccination. The prime minister criticizes the European Union, These unnecessary attacks hardly increase the confidence that could give a boost to vaccination, Gergely Karácsony wrote, adding that
Hungary is currently slowly, albeit slowly, becoming more open to EU-approved coronavirus vaccines from the West,
for the first numbers are promising despite the fact that the end of the epidemic is not yet in sight in the world.
In contrast, there is a high level of mistrust and rejection of vaccines expected from the East, although a vaccine manufactured in China or even Russia may be effective and safe, but this should not be suggested by politicians but judged by independent experts in Hungary and the European Union. .
According to him, “it would be good if the prime minister also trusts science, trusts the work of the authorities, because if both the EU and Hungarian authorities nod to the Chinese or even Russian vaccine, there will be no reason to doubt their applicability.”
Trust can only be awakened if we trust ourselves. Because trust is built on pure, straightforward speech, facts free from propaganda, and now this is necessary – wrote Gergely Karácsony. He said that Budapest would soon launch its own information campaign to convince as many people as possible about the importance of vaccination.
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