There was finally good news for those vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine. As early as last month, on September 20, the US government announced that it would soon dissolve the European Union, more specifically by Donald Trump, who previously hit the Schengen agreement countries last year. in March He introduced a one-month entry ban and later extended it.
By doing so, it has also imposed entry restrictions on those who have visited one of the Schengen countries in the last 14 days. Many of them were looking for loopholes yet, for example, after two weeks on paper or after a real stay in Serbia, the adventurous travelers took off, perhaps applying to enter America after a two-week tour of Mexico. The most resourceful have a separate FacebookCollection It was created to discuss scams, which now has thousands of members.
The gimmicks won’t be needed any time soon, but it’s not yet clear who will be exempt from the entry ban. The statement, issued in late September, only said that travelers who had been vaccinated against the coronavirus would be welcomed back into the United States, but it was not clear which vaccinations the US authorities would adopt.
At the outset, we can rightly assume that the reductions apply only to vaccines approved in the United States, that is, those vaccinated with Pfizer – BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen, although there is a target for WHO approval after the original announcement. However, it is quite clear from yesterday:
Travelers vaccinated with Sinopharma, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca can enter America, too.
This was the CDC yesterday mentioned Clarify the problem. In addition to the Schengen member states, the notice also includes travelers from Great Britain, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.
It can even be seen as a gesture towards the WHO, and a sign of appeasement, as the relationship between the foreign country and the WHO at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency is very important. Spoiled. The current government appears to want to improve this by accepting WHO permission to use the aforementioned vaccines in emergency situations, at least until they enter the country. The two Chinese vaccines have not been tested in the United States, and AstraZeneca has not been approved for use in the country, despite expectations (and US support for development), even in emergency situations.
The current announcement can be seen as a gesture towards China because of the above. It is clear that the issue of coronavirus vaccinations now transcends health care, and has become an almost global power struggle. It also includes the fact that, despite the explicit request of the World Health Organization, a third dose was introduced in America, so neither the Biden government nor most European countries, where the administration of booster doses was before America, including Hungary. As a reminder, the leadership of the World Health Organization has asked developed countries not to start giving the third vaccines until the underdeveloped parts of the world receive until the second dose.
The losers in the matter are currently Russia and Sputnik, and to some extent those who have been vaccinated with it. None of the above applies to them at present. Regardless of prestige, of course, the manufacturer did not suffer a significant loss, as in many countries of the world, although from the above, Sputnik is used, and the manufacturer practically does not win by fulfilling orders.
The American Airlines Association welcomed the announcement for obvious reasons. The American gesture is still too late, as most European countries did some time ago slot Gates in front of American tourists.
The epidemiological situation in Europe has always been more favorable than in the Americas, so there has been little understanding of the restrictions on entry from there. However, this will end soon.
The author of the article is a specialist in allergy and clinical immunology, J. professor.
(Picture of writing: An assistant takes the syringe containing the Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine from the can on vaccination day at the vaccination station in Nyíregyháza on May 24, 2021. Photo: Attila Balázs/MTI)