Life in Serbia with enough vaccines is most reminiscent of the time before the corona

“Life in Serbia with enough vaccines may remind me the most of pre-coronavirus freedom” – that, as he says, flew through Tomas Kulikadis, a political scientist and political commentator, when he sent 100 free of charge in the center of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. thousand vaccines in the Czech Republic, began to write his comment for www.novinky.cz. whose most interesting parts we convey.

“People in Serbia, who want to, go without masks, about respirators (ie more efficient and expensive masks) and not to mention. Only employees in shops, catering, gas stations, museums have mandatory protection … Belgrade bars are full, both inside and in the gardens, music is played, you can sing … No one has to “pretend” to be part of the family sitting there, or to avoid control by refusing to answer so as not to harm a loved one (so it is done in Czech Republic when measures against kovid are violated 19-prim. ML).

This Slavic country in southeastern Europe gradually came to that freedom and life without fear. The main part of the freedom was won with the scale of vaccination, which the government motivates financially. Those who get vaccinated received 3,000 dinars, ie about 600 Czech crowns.

He is vaccinated with the American-German vaccine Pfizer-Biontech, the Russian Sputnik V, the Chinese Sinofarm, and the British AstraZeneca. The vaccine is so many that people from other countries in the region can be vaccinated for free, without registration and queues.

I saw with my own eyes the vaccination point in the shopping center where mostly young people are vaccinated, as they go to the bakery for pastries. At least the first vaccine has already been given to about 50 percent of people (In the Czech Republic, not even half of that percentage – prim ML).

(…) As for the gift of vaccines from Serbia, we have heard from some that it is indeed a nice gesture, but nothing special, it is barely enough for one day of vaccination in the Czech Republic. Such an argument is stupid. More than 100,000 inhabitants have only five cities in the Czech Republic. Sparrows from the sidelines also came forward when President Vučić promised this help during his recent visit to the Czech Republic, as well as some government officials in charge of relations with the EU. They said that the offered gift should be rejected, or somehow covered up so that, allegedly, the Union would not be angry. However, if enough vaccines were obtained through the central procurement of the EU, we should not even receive gifts from countries outside the Union that did not wait for Brussels to fulfill their promised deliveries of vaccines, but took care of it themselves, as Serbia did. Fortunately, the gift was accepted without hesitation by Prime Minister Babis, and we thus avoided the international shame and unnecessary insult of a country that only wanted to help us. ”

Disputes over whether a gift is politically appropriate or not, push health, which must come to the fore, into the background. In connection with that, as the commentator points out, there is an absurd proposal that only vaccines given in the Czech Republic should be recognized to its citizens in the Czech Republic.

“It is time to recognize the certificates about the vaccines received abroad, where hundreds of thousands of Czech citizens work, in the north, south, west and east of the Czech Republic. . “

Kulidakis was also received by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, who told him that three vaccines, registered in the EU, are being used in Serbia, as well as the Russian vaccine Sputnik V and the vaccine of the Chinese Sinofarm.

“” Sputnik is an excellent vaccine. Of course I recommend it. The only problem is that we are not yet able to produce it in sufficient quantities. I am not interested in geopolitics, but in the health of our people. “

Vučić is not afraid that the EU could restrict access to Serbs, vaccinated with unregistered vaccines.

“We have hundreds of thousands vaccinated with Sputnik V and there was no problem.”

Lately, vaccination in Serbia has slowed down, so the state is offering 3,000 dinars to everyone who does that, ie about 25 euros.

That turned out to be good. Before that, about 10 thousand were vaccinated daily, now 25 thousand …

Serbia received the first vaccines from the West at the same time as the EU, which ordered 600 million doses, and Serbia only two million.

“We received them before the end of last year, according to the contract. We contacted each other every day, they were honest and reliable with us, they delivered everything to us on time.

Vučić received the Chinese vaccine, although he could choose which one he wanted. “I chose the traditional one, which probably produces antigens the slowest. But, by the way, these are also the safest vaccines. What is the problem then, the President of Serbia wonders.

Russia and China consider Serbia a friendly country, and vice versa.

“Those weren’t gifts. We paid for each vaccine, and we distributed them for free in the region. We paid everything, we do not owe the Russians a dollar, nor for gas deliveries, “Vucic added.

“Why would we do something that is not in the interest of our country? “And if some European countries are protesting against the fact that we are cooperating with China, and their trade balance with China is a thousand times bigger than ours, then that is hypocrisy,” the President of Serbia concluded, “the Czech portal writes. www.novinky.cz


Source: Balkan Magazin – Aktuelnosti by www.balkanmagazin.net.

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