British AstraZeneca vaccine fiasco in continental Europe: Germans fear vaccination


In Germany, a substantial surplus of the British vaccine AstraZeneca has formed, as citizens are afraid of being vaccinated with it, writes the German magazine Der Spiegel.


The heads of government of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Saxony proposed making the resulting "excess" doses available to everyone. There are too many refuseniks in priority vaccination groups. The authorities of these federal states want the vaccine not to lie idle in storage places, but to be used with benefit by other people who do not want to wait for the turn.

In Germany, as in other countries in continental Europe, the AstraZeneca vaccine was recommended for people under the age of 65. However, not everything is calm in the "younger" groups either. The fact is that, unlike the American Pfizer vaccine, AstraZeneca is less effective and has a greater risk of adverse reactions.

As of February 25, 2021, only 239 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were used in Germany out of 1,4 million doses available.

No bottle should lie or be thrown away, because every vaccinated person receives protection from COVID-19 for themselves and for everyone

- said the head of the government of Bavaria Markus Seder.

Colleagues fully agree with him: Winfried Kretschmann (Baden-Württemberg) and Michael Kretschmer (Saxony). They are confident that priority is needed, but when there is a vaccine shortage. There is no shortage now. Therefore, it is important to vaccinate those who wish, summed up the media from Germany.

Note that the fiasco in Germany is being watched with great interest by the residents of Ukraine, a country that has refused the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. The interest is explained quite simply: the Ukrainian authorities approved the use of the CoviShield vaccine. It was developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, but manufactured in India under license. Therefore, the concern of Ukrainians can be understood, because they are destined to be vaccinated with a little studied drug, and 500 thousand doses have already been delivered to Kiev.
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  1. Mykola Onishchenko (Mykola Onishchenko) 28 February 2021 19: 11
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    But Sputnik marches triumphantly around the world (in the Russian media, of course) :)))
    1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
      Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 28 February 2021 21: 14
      +15
      on you, svidomitov, the satellite acts like holy water on ghouls and devils
      run mykola, run, the Indians have developed a special vaccine for you, tested it on monkeys, they do not seem to die, which means for mykola just
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 2 March 2021 17: 55
        -2
        Why are the rates of vaccination in the Russian Federation so low? More than 6% of the population has already been vaccinated in Estonia. In the Russian Federation, this number is about 4%. Looks like it is necessary not to advertise Sputic V, but to really treat YOUR people. And everyone is "treated".
  2. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 28 February 2021 21: 11
    +4
    And Ukrainians are not rabbits for experiments, according to the showman-president, well, well ...

    Listen to the rabbit droppings -
    He is vigorous, he will understand!
    And where honey is healthier,
    You want to taste and not honey ...
    It tastes like hosh and is cool
    And it happens to him, they die,
    But - which ones survive
    Those live to old age!

    (C) L. Filatov
    1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
      Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 1 March 2021 12: 34
      -5
      Listen to the rabbit droppings -

      It's hard for me, but I'm trying to imagine you listening to a hare droppings :)) Do you even take off your glasses before that, or do they not interfere with the process?
      I found this excerpt performed by the late Filatov, so he seemed to advise doing something else with the droppings, and you slander here!
      1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
        Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 1 March 2021 15: 39
        -2
        Soooo, three dislikes.
        Probably, I offended my comrade in the best feelings.
  3. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 28 February 2021 21: 19
    +7
    It is not the Ukrainian residents who refused the Russian vaccine! request
    This American Gauleiter, ruling in Kiev, unceremoniously refused for all of us (apparently, to keep the local population unvaccinated for carrying out "bioexperiments" with overseas "vaccines" ?!), alas!
    1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
      sharp-lad (Oleg) 28 February 2021 22: 13
      0
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      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 28 February 2021 22: 45
        +5
        hi Thank you for the Good Intentions, aka Sharp-lad! yes
        The "wrong button" on the Reporter is canceled by simply pressing the "correct" button.
        And do not bother with a "debt" - you have already made my evening with your Intelligence! good
        1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
          sharp-lad (Oleg) 1 March 2021 14: 25
          +1
          Thank you for your kind word. And it is even pleasant to repay debts, having such an opportunity. hi smile
    2. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 1 March 2021 14: 00
      0
      And who is this lady?
  4. Dear sofa expert. 28 February 2021 23: 10
    +6
    This vaccine (Astra) has shown poor efficacy against the mutated virus. In particular, against the Australian version of B.1.351, it turned out to be generally useless (just like Pfizer, by the way - against the English mutant B.1.1.7)
    The link, to the positive effect, of these, so to speak, "vaccines", in terms of mitigating the course of the disease towards a mild form, does the social environment, in fact, SOOO (!) A disservice:

    a mild course of the disease is, in fact, an asymptomatic form.
    And this means that such a "vaccinated", even without knowing that he is ill, continues to go to work, to visit, to public places as usual, continuing to "carry" this mutated virus to the people.

    And it's good if this "people", too, at least with this "junk" is vaccinated. And if not?
    Those who are not vaccinated will not be able to count on even a mild form.
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 1 March 2021 14: 04
      0
      A vaccine is not a medicine! It must prevent disease! Like a measles vaccine, like polio ... so your reasoning is nothing.)
      1. Dear sofa expert. 1 March 2021 14: 09
        +2
        A vaccine is not a medicine! It must prevent disease! Like a measles vaccine, like polio ... so your reasoning is nothing.)

        Sometimes when writing, remember to turn on your brain, colleague.)

        I did not just call these vaccines in quotation marks, or in general, "so-called":

        the action of these, so to speak, "vaccines"
      2. Dear sofa expert. 1 March 2021 14: 14
        +2
        so your reasoning is about nothing.)

        Arguments, just about the fact that these, I named "vaccines", can do more harm than good, since in fact, they can be called vaccines with great stretch.
  5. Siberia1054 Offline Siberia1054
    Siberia1054 (Alexander Ivanovich) 1 March 2021 03: 14
    +3
    Americans from the embassy in Kiev, carry out Fashington's directives to reduce the population of Ukraine (as well as other countries). This is their alpha and omega policy to achieve the "golden billion". They need free territories with resources and a few farm laborers.
  6. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery Bogatov) 1 March 2021 06: 38
    +2
    The Germans, I am sure, already know where to sell this Astra. In the square they will raise the dough of crooks on it and then inject the population.
  7. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 March 2021 10: 54
    +2
    The fact that a German is death may be good for an Italian ...
  8. Ivancarafuto Offline Ivancarafuto
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) 1 March 2021 10: 57
    +1
    They will "do good" to Ukraine, they will spoil all the gesheft for "Servants of Soros" ......
  9. SASS Offline SASS
    SASS (Sass) 1 March 2021 12: 23
    +3
    Quote: Mykola Onishchenko
    But Sputnik marches triumphantly around the world (in the Russian media, of course) :)))

    Gyyy, Mykola ...
  10. Xazarin Offline Xazarin
    Xazarin (Xlor) 1 March 2021 14: 18
    +1
    It was necessary to first test this vaccine on the Ukrainians, and only then on humans ...
  11. margo Offline margo
    margo (margo) 1 March 2021 18: 02
    0
    AstraZeneca launched vaccine production for 27 EU countries, Germany has already agreed to jointly build a laboratory for the production of AstraZeneca. Sputnik V is supplied to Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates and Hungary. that is, countries that are unable to buy other vaccines either financially or politically.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 1 March 2021 21: 15
      +2
      in Germany have already agreed on the joint construction of a laboratory for the production of AstraZeneca

      Yes, yes .. heard the ringing, but we don't know where he is. Yes?)

      I'll try to expand your narrow-minded horizons:

      The German branch of the Russian company R-Pharm, namely R-Pharm Germany GmbH, located in Bavaria in the town of Illertissen, has been releasing a joint vaccine called Sputnik-AstraZeneca since the beginning of February.
      This is a compromise that the Russians were able to agree to in order to start production of the Russian "Sputnik V" under such an intricate name. Sputnik V itself is still awaiting official “European admission”.
      As soon as this approval is obtained, R-Pharm will continue to release the "satellite" under its real name.
  12. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 2 March 2021 17: 48
    -2
    Strange as it may seem, but in the EU the level of vaccination as a percentage of the total population is twice as high as in the Russian Federation. Drawing a conclusion from the article, we can assume that everyone who wanted to be grafted there already.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 3 March 2021 14: 33
      +2
      Drawing a conclusion from the article, we can assume that everyone who wanted to be vaccinated there has already been vaccinated.

      Maybe it is. And what's so strange about that? Would you, personally, like to be a guinea pig and experience the unpredictable side effects of a time-tested vaccine?

      in the EU, the level of vaccination as a percentage of the total population is two times higher than in the Russian Federation.

      2,5% versus 1,2% is also not particularly impressive.)
      A real significant percentage of vaccinated, today shows only two countries: Israel and the UAE. Well, Americans can also have a "number".
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 5 March 2021 11: 02
        -2
        Those who do not want to be vaccinated are still alive and I have an opinion. And those who are already at the cemetery no longer have an opinion or a voice.
        Now count how many died without being vaccinated and those who died by being vaccinated? In Estonia, one vaccinated and 630 unvaccinated died. So who should I trust?
        Or did you not teach at school how many people died out in the old days when there were no vaccines at all?
        Now I listen to BFM. In Russia, according to them, in general, people do not want to be vaccinated, although it is easy to be vaccinated, there are NO queues. ... How is this to be understood? Or, for the sake of propaganda, one should start saying that like "The Russians don't want to be vaccinated with Sputnik V?"
        1. Dear sofa expert. 5 March 2021 11: 39
          +2
          Or did you not teach at school how many people died out in the old days when there were no vaccines at all?

          To begin with, as a person who has some relation to medicine (directly to epidemiology), in no case am I opposed to vaccination.

          I just voiced public opinion. Here's how the media explain it:

          ... the vaccination process in Russia is slow for a number of reasons, one of which is the reluctance of the population.

          There can be many reasons for reluctance. And the general mistrust of Russians in vaccines as such, and the absence of a real fear of the "corona" - unlike the United States and the EU, we have neither such a number of deaths, nor such a strict quarantine. Only 56% of Russians are, in principle, afraid of contracting the coronavirus.

          https://m.vz.ru/world/2021/3/4/1087950.html

          In my opinion, quite an objective opinion.

          With regard to the side effects of these new and, for quite objective reasons, not tested for a sufficient time vaccines: this is actually a big deterrent. You can, as you say, die without being vaccinated, or you can survive, but, for example, remain crippled for life. The choice, of course, is yours.
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 6 March 2021 00: 54
            -3
            A lot of conspiracy theories. I think science should be believed. The Russian Federation has one problem, everything is being politicized. At least the submission of the news "They do not want and it is with some kind of vaccine" But, according to the logic of our communication, they simply do not want. And this is without distinction which vaccine. But Sputnik V is the "best and first" vaccine, and every citizen of Russia should know this. He should also know that in the West there is complete J. Otherwise, faith in the eternal president may be shaken.
            1. Dear sofa expert. 6 March 2021 08: 52
              +2
              There is a lot of conspiracy theories. I think science should be believed.

              I would like to, but science is becoming more and more a "means of production" (all over the world).

              It turns out that being just sick, and not healthy, you bring money to those for whom this "science" works.

              This is a lot of money.

              This, rightly evokes bad thoughts.

              The Russian Federation has one problem, everything is being politicized. At least the submission of the news "They do not want and just some kind of vaccine"

              This is not only in Russia.

              But according to the logic of our communication, they simply do not want. And this is no matter what kind of vaccine.

              This is one of the opinions.

              But according to the logic of our communication, they simply do not want. And this is no matter what kind of vaccine. But Sputnik V is the "best and first" vaccine, and every citizen of Russia should know this.

              You do not follow the "logic of our communication" well. It was not by chance that I gave you a link that you apparently ignored, but it says, for example, this:

              Some Russians are not vaccinated with the very good Sputnik V vaccine only because in a month or two another one, developed by the Chumakov Institute (relatively speaking, a classic type of vaccine), will be available. Informed citizens, doctors and even employees of foreign diplomatic missions are waiting for her.

              You have an amazing ability to speak without hearing your opponent (like a black grouse on a current).
              It may help you maintain your false self-esteem, but it doesn't move you in terms of receiving useful information.
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 7 March 2021 17: 27
                -2
                I study information from all sources. I do not have sources like "oh, this is Echo of Moscow and oh, this is Rain." The most objective in the Russian Federation is the business media.
                In general, it is strange to compare the Russian Federation with the World. 1,8% of the world economy will always find examples in the world that are profitable for themselves. That's "... not the desire of the British ...". To pull out one news or one opinion from hundreds and thousands of publications and pass it off as the "Opinion of the people or the authorities."
                Here in the Russian Federation, for some reason, people still avoid being vaccinated with Sputnik V, and this is much more than the people of Germany avoid some kind of Astro zenek.
                And what does the statistics of vaccine use in the world say and what is the most widespread in the world?
                1. Dear sofa expert. 7 March 2021 17: 59
                  +2
                  I study information from all sources.

                  Well, you are not the only one in this world.)

                  I don't have sources like "oh, this is Echo of Moscow and oh, this is Rain."

                  I also do not focus my attention on these "sources". Although in terms of their "anti-Russian" character, they are even closer to you than to me.)

                  In general, it is strange to compare the Russian Federation with the World. 1,8% of the world economy will always find examples in the world that are profitable for themselves.

                  Well, spreading lies, you are probably no stranger to it, but it will not get through here.

                  The population of Russia is about 1,9% of the global population; the country's contribution to the global economy reaches 3,12% for 2018.
                  https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Экономика_России

                  In my opinion, 3,12% for a country with an economy in transition is not a bad result at all.

                  Here in the Russian Federation, for some reason, people still avoid being vaccinated with Sputnik V, and this is much more than the people of Germany avoid some kind of Astro zenek.

                  How do you know about Germany? You seem to live in Estonia?)

                  By the way, the number of vaccinated Russians and Germans, today, is quite comparable:

                  Germany: 7.326.098 vaccines
                  Russia: 6.583.873 vaccines

                  https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=ru&gl=RU&ceid=RU%3Aru

                  And what does the statistics of vaccine use in the world say and what is the most widespread in the world?

                  The most massive one, the mass production of which they managed to establish. What does this have to do with the quality of the vaccine itself?)
                  1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                    Vladest (Vladimir) 7 March 2021 18: 09
                    -3
                    The population of Germany is half the size. Estonia 111 times. The percentage would look more objective. In India, millions are vaccinated daily.
                    Estonia 07.03.2021/3791/420 801 people were vaccinated. A little bit of mathematics XNUMX XNUMX so much should be instilled in the Russian Federation to keep up with our pace.
                    At the BFM they said that people do not want to be vaccinated in the Russian Federation because they "do not trust the authorities."
                    Business FM is also anti-Russian radio?
                    1. Dear sofa expert. 7 March 2021 18: 28
                      +2
                      The population of Germany is half the size. Estonia 111 times. The percentage would look more objective.

                      So what. The Russians are slow to harness, but they drive fast.

                      Now the number of vaccinated people is almost equal, and Russia has gone to overtake.
                      Today in Germany 230 thousand vaccines are produced a day, and in Russia already 282 thousand. And the gap is growing every day in favor of Russia. Let's wait a couple more weeks and compare the results. It will also change in percentage terms.

                      India is being vaccinated daily by millions.

                      So in India and the population is over a billion.

                      Estonia 07.03.2021/3791/420 801 people were vaccinated. A little bit of mathematics XNUMX XNUMX so much should be instilled in the Russian Federation to keep up with our pace.

                      Well, you see. You, with your math, have driven yourself into a corner :)

                      In Russia, it has already been vaccinated (once again) - 6.583.873 (six million, five hundred eighty-three thousand, eight hundred seventy-three people).

                      The BFM said that people do not want to be vaccinated in the Russian Federation because they "do not trust the authorities"

                      The same can be said about other states where vaccination distrust prevails.
                      I don't understand what you wanted to say with that?)
            2. Dear sofa expert. 6 March 2021 09: 07
              +3
              Russia should know this. He should also know that in the West there is complete J. Otherwise, faith in the eternal president may be shaken.

              Well, F, or not F, you decide for yourself, but the fact that the “West” is not coping well with what we call a pandemic, he writes about it himself.

              And about the "eternal president" ... well, tell me, why do you need this?)

              What do you care about the president of Russia?

              You have your own president there in Estonia.
              So discuss it there.

              Although, what am I talking about?)

              What is there to discuss your president?
              He is still a purely nominal figure, against the background of state sovereignty taken away from you in favor of the EU.

              You can re-elect your fake "president" at least 3 times a year. It will not have any impact on your life, in your “estonias”.

              And you will live according to what your real "presidents" masters decide: Merkel, Macron, Trump-Biden, etc.

              But it doesn't matter. Stay on topic.
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 7 March 2021 17: 38
                -1
                Obviously, this is why the president does not meddle in everything in Estonia, economic growth is consistently twice as high as in the Russian Federation.
                Well, you have no choice but to defend the Medieval order.
                It is not yet clear that the Russian Federation is somehow coping with the pandemic. That's when it ends then everyone will count. Vaccination in the West is much faster.
                1. Dear sofa expert. 7 March 2021 18: 39
                  +2
                  Obviously, because the president does not climb into everything in Estonia, economic growth is stably twice as high as in the Russian Federation.

                  Oh, come on with that mantra of yours.)

                  Russia is fighting against a cascade of sanctions - the policy of containing Western states, and nevertheless manages to show, albeit small, but growth.
                  And the economic growth of your country is solely due to the support from the European Union. Your merits there - the cat cried. The support ends - let's see in which direction you continue to grow. Something tells me that "at the root".)

                  I won't even discuss the rest of the nonsense you wrote.) Sorry.
  13. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 7 March 2021 19: 28
    -1
    Quote: Dear sofa expert.
    So what. The Russians are slow to harness, but they drive fast.

    And those 20% of the population of the Russian Federation that are not Russian? (Joke)
    We will wait until the end of the pandemic.
    Although, according to your saying, there are also two about chickens in the fall and about "gop" .. And they are more accurately approaching my opinion.