European Center for Disease Prevention and Control
"We can believe that the fourth wave is subsiding. Mortality is falling, but remains high due to poor health of Bulgarians, problems in the health care system. In Bulgaria, cases that end fatally are unvaccinated, and at risk."
This was said to BNR by the epidemiologist Prof. Mira Kozhuharova, advisor to the Minister of Health.
The COVID-19 vaccine has saved 469,186 lives for people aged 60 and over in 33 countries in the WHO European Region since the start of the vaccination campaign. This is evidenced by the results of a new study by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the organizations said in a press release, quoted by TASS.
"In epidemiology, things cannot and should not be considered on a daily basis. At a 4-month period, the percentage of deaths from the coronavirus vaccine was 0.77%. That's 1 in 160 people. " Such an opinion was expressed by the Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev in the studio of "Hello, Bulgaria".
The EU has achieved its goal of fully vaccinating 70 percent of its population against COVID-19, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday. "I want to thank everyone who made it possible to achieve this great thing," she said.
"But the pandemic is not over. We need more. I call on everyone who can to be vaccinated," Von der Layen said.