Mette Frederiksen after corona meeting: We can learn from Israel


The Prime Minister has met with heads of government from Austria, Australia, Israel, Norway, Greece and the Czech Republic.

There is a big difference in how fast it is to vaccinate against corona in the different countries.

For example, Israel is clearly ahead of other countries and expects to have vaccinated all adult Israelis as early as March.

On Monday morning, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) held a virtual meeting with heads of government from six other countries. Including Israel.

The purpose has been to exchange experiences about dealing with the crisis.

– We in Denmark face a major task of vaccinating the majority of Danes against corona in the coming months. Our goal is that we must vaccinate 100,000 Danes a day when we have enough vaccines, says Frederiksen in a written comment.

– That’s why I also spend time exchanging experiences with colleagues all over the world. Today, I met virtually with the heads of government from Austria, Australia, Israel, Norway, Greece and the Czech Republic, where we talked about dealing with the pandemic, the economic consequences, and how we are getting our countries on the other side.

– Even though we have very different points of departure – both geographically, politically and in relation to how hard we are currently affected by the infection – we can learn from Israel, among other things, which has already given more than 20 percent of the population the first stab at much shortly.

– We discussed how we curb the more contagious mutations, as we are fighting a battle against time right now, where we are all rolling out the vaccines, says Frederiksen.

Countries such as the United States, Britain and Israel have been quick to buy and approve the vaccine. From, for example, Pfizer / BioNTech.

This is partly due to the fact that the countries also exempted the pharmaceutical companies from liability if it turned out that something was wrong with the vaccine, which had been developed in record time.

The European Commission has had a more thorough procedure and has not agreed to absolve companies from liability.

– In Denmark, we are far ahead when it comes to sequencing viruses. Among other things, we have in record time developed new and faster test methods for finding mutations, says Frederiksen.

– So here we have something to offer. At the same time, it is also necessary that we look ahead. We do not yet know how long the vaccine will give us immunity.

– Therefore, it is also an important forum to talk in about how we get started with the development of the next generations of vaccines – and more importantly, how we ensure adequate production in the time that follows.

/ ritzau /


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