Austrian Chancellor announced readiness to be grafted with "Sputnik V"


Vienna is ready to begin the production and use on its territory of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus "Sputnik V" and the Chinese CoronaVac after passing the corresponding registration with the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced this in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.


The head of the Austrian government noted that his country is interested in quickly obtaining as many effective and safe remedies as possible against the dangerous infection of COVID-19 - "regardless of who developed them."

Austria will provide the manufacturing facilities of suitable national companies for the production of vaccines from the RF and the PRC. However, as for vaccines from other countries

Said Kurtz.

The Chancellor also announced that he is ready to be vaccinated with Sputnik V or CoronaVac, if the drugs are registered by the European regulator.

Yes, if vaccines are registered with the EMA

- he emphasized, answering a related question.

In the case of vaccines, it is only about efficiency, safety and quick availability, not about geopolitical battles

- he added.

Kurz also criticized the EMA bureaucrats for their slowness in accessing the European vaccine market from other countries.

Vaccination against COVID-19 began in Austria in December 2020. Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are currently used there. AstraZeneca is due to start shipping the drug soon, and the above Russian and Chinese vaccines will likely be added after the EMA is approved.
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  1. oderih Offline oderih
    oderih (Alex) 7 February 2021 20: 37
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    All that may be good. But this Kurtz tried to threaten us with a finger about the criminal Navalny. Something is not right. Europe is cold. However.
    1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
      Afinogen (Afinogen) 7 February 2021 21: 22
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      Quote: oderih
      But this Kurtz tried to threaten us with a finger about the criminal Navalny

      Well, he is in that European camp, they have a distribution order from America, and as long as they have a master, he cannot disobey. And the fact that he said that he would be vaccinated with our vaccine is already a breakthrough and bold at that. They ordered Ukraine to die at least from Russia so that they would not take the vaccine. and they obey.
    2. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 7 February 2021 22: 16
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      This is how it is in politics. First, spit on your opponent, and then sit down to play cards with him. Politics is trepidation, and at cards they are friends, but an ace must be up your sleeve. It got to the point that Israel said that the Russian vaccine has much fewer side effects compared to other vaccines.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 8 February 2021 05: 00
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        To begin with, the article was written without the slightest clue on the topic, the author lists the vaccines used today in Austria without knowing that Pfizer-BioNTech-COVID-19 is one drug, he writes the names of the two companies separated by commas.
        As for your statement that

        Quote: zenion
        It got to the point that Israel said that the Russian vaccine has much fewer side effects compared to other vaccines.

        then this is generally pure lies - none of the officials in Israel never stated nothing of the kind. So - I congratulate you, citizen, lied! (C)
        1. Dear sofa expert. 8 February 2021 12: 40
          +2
          To begin with, the article was written without the slightest clue on the topic, the author lists the vaccines used in Austria today without knowing that Pfizer-BioNTech-COVID-19 is one drug, he writes the names of two companies separated by commas.

          Found to get to the bottom)

          Text:

          .... Currently Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are used there ...

          Yes, Pfizer and BioNTech have created a joint (BNT162) vaccine, Modern - their own (mRNA-1273), but it is not written here that each of these companies released its own, separate drug, but simply lists the names of the companies involved in the vaccine release.
  2. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 February 2021 23: 07
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    Quote: zenion
    in Israel said that the Russian vaccine has much fewer side effects compared to other vaccines.

    "In Israel" is an abstraction, a janitor from a neighboring house, he is also in Israel and declares a lot of things.
  3. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 8 February 2021 05: 20
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    A funny situation - the Austrian Chancellor declares his readiness to be vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccine only after its registration by the EMA, and is President Putin also waiting for this registration? wink
  4. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 8 February 2021 07: 04
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    Desperate man, this Kurtz. After that, he may be banned from entering Ukraine, Poland and even the Tribaltic. How will he then lead Austria! wassat
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 8 February 2021 10: 09
    +1
    There is a competition for the market and for the title of "deliverer".
    Sputnik cannot provide the entire European market simply physically, the production volumes are not the same, but it will undoubtedly get its part of the "pie".
    As for the moral side of the issue, I would like people not to die in the struggle for the title of savior of humanity.

    The link is the interim results of the 3rd phase of the Sputnik test
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00191-4/fulltext

    I found only the results of the second phase of tests for the Chinese, apparently the 3rd is still underway
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31605-6/fulltext

    AstraZeneca vaccine tested in the UK, South Africa and Brazil. What is alarming, there were serious adverse events, possibly associated with vaccination - 3 cases (transverse myelitis that occurred 14 days after booster vaccination with ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, hemolytic anemia in the control recipient and fever above 40 °)
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32623-4/fulltext
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 February 2021 14: 37
    +1
    Austria is a former empire and approaches health care in an imperial manner, i.e. thoroughly. By the way, other former empires do the same. And one-day countries turn up their noses and puff out their cheeks ...