Vaccine polemic among Habertürk authors: They shook their corners

There was a vaccine polemic between the Habertürk writers Fatih Altaylı and Muharrem Sarıkaya over their corners. The debate between the two columnists in the same newspaper started with the words of Fatih Altaylı regarding Sarıkaya, “I do not expect an answer from the Ministry, but my dear Muharrem Sarıkaya, who could not finish talking about the awesome system of the Ministry of Health, may answer me”.

Altaylı wrote in the column in question, “Like Minister Koca, Muharrem says that we have a daily vaccination capacity of 1 million 300 thousand.

If a system with a capacity of 1 million 300 thousand a day cannot vaccinate 1 million 150 thousand people who are at hand, already in hospitals and clinics in 4 days, such as healthcare professionals, this is the capacity of 1 million 300 thousand per day. The vaccination of our healthcare professionals reaches 800 thousand in 4 days and there Nobody should say to me, “Look, Britain made 3.5 million in 20 days.” It is not the British Minister of Health who boasted “We have the capacity to vaccinate 1.3 million a day”. I really wonder why we stopped? “He said.

The response from Sarıkaya was quick. Responding to Altaylı with the title “Letter to Fatih” in his corner today, Kaya said, “It is easy for those with thirty years of ancient and life-friendly friendship to reach their friend and get the answer …”, “Dear Fatih, a place or a subject you hang out with. You can write again if it happens… Stay with love “.

Here are those lines:


Dear Fatih

The reason I wrote you these lines is because the answers you asked from me yesterday.

It is easy for those with thirty years of ancient and heartfelt friendship to reach out to their friend a phone away and get the answer … I understand that you do not only transfer our knowledge and experience to each other, but also share it with the reader. I am also Prof. Dr. Like Celal Şengör Hodja, I wanted to send you my reply by letter so that the readers will be informed.

In this context, I reached the effective and competent names of the Ministry of Health in the morning in order to fulfill the task you have gladly assigned “Tell me and learn …” …

I quoted the following question you posed as it is:

“If a system with a capacity of 1 million 300 thousand a day cannot vaccinate 1 million 150 thousand people who are at hand, already in hospitals and clinics, such as health personnel, in 4 days, what is the capacity of 1 million 300 thousand per day?”

They said:

“Our Vaccine Program is an application that works with an appointment system and we can make 1.3 million vaccines per day in our 35 thousand centers. However, some of our healthcare professionals have made an appointment for a future date. Some of them may not want to be vaccinated because they have recently contracted the Covid-19 virus and have high antibodies. What matters to us is that every claimant has reached the vaccine. There is not a single person, who could not be vaccinated because he could not find it or had difficulty making an appointment. Every person who made a request from the system was vaccinated at the date, place and time he requested. If he wanted to be vaccinated elsewhere later, his appointment was re-arranged where he went and he was vaccinated… “

Of course, all this will happen if the vaccine comes in …

When I said this, it was reminded that 800 thousand of the 3 million vaccines were used. It was also noted that a total of 1.3 million healthcare workers had enough doses for the second arm vaccination. He reported that some of the healthcare professionals took a slow time to be vaccinated and requested an appointment at a later date.

Let’s come to the other problem …

You know, “I don’t expect an answer from the Ministry, but dear Muharrem Sarıkaya, who could not finish talking about the awesome system of the Ministry of Health, may answer me …” Let me transfer the system to you as much as I can… A good software has been developed, programmed by considering possible problems. Let me come in, the system definitely does not allow the “let me pull out one arm”.

Software has been developed even for the bottles dropped to the ground and broken; Let me inject arm out of the place does not pattern … let me say Meanwhile, ministry officials at times I talked to 35 thousand centers within the vaccination of 800 thousand will be represented by 10-figure had fire … Germany 9, Great Britain 20 days to come the number in Turkey The fact that it was reached in 3 days is most likely due to the past experience in vaccination… After all, I, you and our contemporaries were vaccinated about 14; your generation whose left shoulder has three vaccine cities … “


Fatih Altaylı responded to Sarıkaya’s statements from his corner.

Altaylı used the following statements:

Muharrem Sarıkaya, my friend, gave a kind answer.

By pointing out our friendship for over 30 years. I said, “Since we have a daily vaccination capacity of 1 million 300 thousand, why cannot we vaccinate the healthcare professionals who are already in the hospital, polyclinic, in the system like healthcare personnel. We had 750 thousand vaccinations in 5 days ”I asked. He replied with the information he received from the Ministry.

What I understand are:

– Vaccinations are made by appointment, and healthcare professionals are vaccinated when they make an appointment. Some healthcare workers made an appointment for the future. As appointments are delayed, vaccination slows down.

– Since most of the healthcare professionals have already had Covid-19, they do not need to be vaccinated.

– There is no healthcare provider who wants to be vaccinated but cannot.

– It is not possible to enter the system and vaccinate even though it is not entitled.

My dear Muharrem, I assume that all the answers from the Ministry through you are correct.

This leads me to warnings I have made in the past and the fact that the system is not working well at all. I’ve been writing and saying for weeks. Explain the vaccination program so that it can be created. Now they say to you, “As the doctors make appointments, we do it accordingly.” If it was announced before the program and the system was set up, these appointments could be settled weeks in advance. Now they say to you, “Some medical staff will not be vaccinated because they have Covid-19.”

Well, was it not clear how many healthcare personnel had Covid-19 according to the system called HES and said to be great? Since 200 thousand of 1 million 150 thousand health personnel had the disease from the very beginning, was it not possible to know that they would be vaccinated later? Or is the HES not working as well as you said?

I do not know if there is any healthcare provider who wanted to be vaccinated but could not, I did not have the chance to talk to all of them, but I know healthcare professionals who went to the vaccination and returned to the next day. It is not very important, of course, such hitches can happen.

You are right that it is difficult to weld and vaccinate with a torpedo. I know that even if you are, you cannot work this into e-pulse. My dear friend Muharrem, I’m not saying the healthcare system sucks. Thank goodness it works. But there is no need to deceive the public. It is necessary to tell the truth that is good enough. If you say “We do 400 thousand a day” instead of 1 million 300 thousand a day, nobody can condemn you.

Instead of saying “There is no problem in vaccine supply”, if you say, “The whole world is having problems in supply, we are trying to supply vaccines as much as possible”, nobody will be angry with you in an environment where even Germany has problems in procurement. What I said is this Muharremcim: “Tell the truth, be transparent. Stop unnecessary boasting, share the information with the public. “In short, I want to say” Be civilized. “Say my greetings to the Minister, Muharremcim. Oh, and you said,” This system has no deficit, because the Turks did it. “

True. But do not forget that the Turks use it. I kiss your eyes with longing, Muharrem …

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by

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