Sputnik V will help us return to normal life ": Austria buys a million doses


On March 30, 2021, Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz announced that from April the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V will begin to arrive in the country. Vienna buys from Moscow an additional million doses of medication to vaccinate 500 thousand citizens, writes the Austrian publication OE24.


It should be noted that the head of the Austrian government is known for his impartial approach to the issue of vaccination of the population. It does not matter to him in which country this or that medication is manufactured, the main thing is its effectiveness and availability. Therefore, Kurz considers it his duty to provide the population of the country with the right of independent choice.

There should be no geopolitical blinders on the issue of vaccines (in ancient times, horses had special plates in front of them that prevented them from looking - ed.). It is only important whether the vaccine is effective and safe, not where it is from. Since February we have been in good dialogue with the Russian side, for which I am very grateful. If Austria receives an additional 1 million doses of vaccine, it will be possible to return to normal life earlier and we could save many lives and jobs.

Kurtz emphasized.

On February 26, Kurz called Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed with him the possibility of supplying the said vaccine. On the same day, the Austrian side established direct contact with RDIF, the Russian organization responsible for the distribution of the medication. On March 5, Kurz held a personal meeting with RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev, after which several phone calls and video contacts took place.

300 doses are due in April, 500 in May and another 200 in June this year. Even a non-disclosure agreement was signed.

However, while the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is "scrutinizing ad infinitum", the Russian vaccine is already available in 57 countries around the world. Austrian Minister of Health Rudolf Anschober told the media about this, expressing concern about the third wave of coronavirus and the slowness of European bureaucrats, summed up the media from Austria.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 30 March 2021 18: 11
    +3
    one of the richest countries has made its choice. it is a pity that the lop-eared rabbits. so, too, would heal their miracle nation, invented on the knee.
    As a bonus, side effects will go to iodine deficiency from covidla. So the first line of the gloomy anthem will have to be changed soon.

    It does not matter to him in which country this or that medication is manufactured, the main thing is its effectiveness and availability.

    I thought there was already everything in Europe in the elbow position near the bottom, as directed from the USA, and yet all is not lost
    1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
      Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 31 March 2021 01: 20
      +1
      Kurz is an adequate pragmatist from all Europeans, who pursues his policy without looking for a big puddle.
  2. trampoline instructor (Bazil Bazil) 30 March 2021 20: 33
    +1
    In Russia, vaccination has been going on for 3 months, and Mishustin announced yesterday that another peak had been passed (the first time I heard the passage of the peak was in May last year). Therefore, personally, I have a feeling that the virus and vaccination go their own ways, there is little intersection, and no actions of the governments of the countries of the world can stop this virus until it itself turns into an ordinary seasonal disease.
  3. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 30 March 2021 21: 17
    -1
    The most widely read Moldovan news outlet point.md reports that the pro-Western President of Moldova Maia Sandu wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for a vaccine against the coronavirus. Obviously, in the form of humanitarian aid, since Moldova cannot buy a vaccine because of its financial capabilities.
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 30 March 2021 22: 34
      0
      And with what fright is free? Should I pay for the vaccination of spitting in Russia? On the lip (lower) them. Let them wait for a free vaccine from WHO.
      1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
        Just a cat (Bayun) 30 March 2021 22: 40
        0
        from a veterinary clinic like a khokhlam ...
        1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 31 March 2021 13: 19
          0
          satellite in exchange for PMR. In the USA - allow purchases of mattresses in exchange for Bout