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Primary schools to reopen next week

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator lambasts teachers who refuse to be inoculated against Covid 19, as primary schools prepare to resume classroom instruction from next Monday. 75 per cent of teachers and nurses have registered and have already received a first dose of the vaccine. READ MORE

Disagreement over vaccination consensus

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

An independent commentator questions the wisdom of the government’s re-opening plans, while a pro-government pundit questions the honesty of the opposition parties’ pro-vaccination campaign, in light of their earlier criticism of the Chinese and Russian jabs. READ MORE

Dispute over new lockdowns and vaccination rollout

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Left-wing commentators criticize the government’s vaccination strategy. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, lambasts the opposition for weakening trust in Eastern jabs. READ MORE

Ability of the opposition to govern questioned 

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

According to a recent poll by the Nézőpont Institute, even voters of the opposition parties are not convinced that the opposition could govern the country as efficiently as Fidesz does. READ MORE

Coronavirus and vaccination as political battlefields

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Hungary, commentators from across the political divide discuss the government’s strategy and speculate on the possible date of the end of the emergency. READ MORE

Heated dispute over vaccination

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic hits Hungary, a respected surgeon calls for ethical proceedings against GPs who hesitate to recommend the Chinese jab to patients. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, criticizes the government for using the epidemic for political purposes. READ MORE

Did the EU botch vaccine contracts?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

A conservative analyst thinks that rather than lecturing EU member countries based on political preferences, the European Commission should have concluded meaningful contracts with big pharma companies on supplying Covid-19 vaccines. READ MORE

A proposal for vaccination logistics

Friday, January 29th, 2021

A left-liberal analyst encourages the government to devise a detailed vaccination plan to avoid chaos if vaccines start to arrive in large quantities. READ MORE

Mixed reactions in Hungary to plans to use Russian and Chinese Covid jabs

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

A Fidesz MP says Hungary is ahead of the rest of the EU in its efforts to seek additional vaccines, since reaching herd immunity would otherwise take years. READ MORE

Covid-19. A left-wing economist finds the idea viable

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

András Fekete-Győr argued that the 700 billion Forints it would thus cost to vaccinate 7 million people would be worth the resulting herd immunity. At present, less than 40 per cent of Hungarians appear willing to get vaccinated, while half of the remaining two-thirds are resolutely opposed to vaccination. READ MORE