The names Trump, Johnson and Netanyahu, which were cited as a dirty word a few months ago, are now treated more as examples by the German press.
Although Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Benjamin Netanyahu have been criticized and ridiculed by the German government and the European Commission since the start of the virus, they have had the most success with the emergence of vaccination, according to reports 888.hu.
The fact that this is not an air pass is confirmed by the statistics on January 26:
- Israel has already vaccinated 32% of its population
- In the United Kingdom, the figure is 10.6 per cent
- In the United States, it’s 6 percent.
In terms of vaccination, Germany is not even close to the countries that have been criticized for vaccinating them with 2 percent, while the EU average is 1.9 percent. Boris Johnson’s success is also attributed to the combination of Oxford and AstraZeneca in March 2020 rather than waiting motionless in front of the European Commission. Additionally, Johnson ordered 30 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in July 2020.
Another German newspaper, Die Zeit, said that without the European Union, the UK would have done better in purchasing the vaccine than it could have done as a member.
In addition, the UK was the first Western country to certify the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, even on December 2, and then on December 30, Oxford AstraZeneca. In contrast, the European Union allowed the latter on Friday only. According to current projections, the UK is expected to vaccinate 28-30 million people by March.
(Cover photo: MTI / AP / dpa pool / Michael Kappeler)