Hungary first in European Union for vaccinations, and deaths – The Washington Post

Orban said on Friday that “vaccination is our primary, our only means of defense against the virus” — Hungary’s good standing has been unable to alleviate a third wave that has led to record-breaking new cases and deaths.

As of Monday, more than 20,000 people had died of coronavirus-related causes in the country of fewer than 10 million inhabitants, giving it the third-worst death rate per capita in the world.

While other countries in the region have imposed tough lockdown measures to bring their own surges under control, Hungary on the weekend published plans to loosen pandemic restrictions in coming days despite the spiking numbers, an effort to restart the economy in a country which saw a 5.1% drop in GDP last year.

Source: Hungary first in European Union for vaccinations, and deaths – The Washington Post