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The Democratic Coalition (DK) is launching a petition demanding that people be allowed to pick the Covid-19 vaccine they prefer without being put at any disadvantage, the deputy leader of the opposition party’s parliamentary group said on Sunday.

Gergely Arató told an online press conference that the petition had become necessary after governing Fidesz rejected DK’s bill on the matter in parliament.

He said that “we European Hungarians” demand that the government allow people to decide which vaccination they trust.

“Those 133 brave people who let themselves be inoculated with a Chinese vaccine that hasn’t been reviewed and hasn’t been licenced by the European Medicines Agency are welcome to do so if they have so much faith in the vaccine,” he added.

Coronavirus - Socialist MEP Urges Govt to Apply for EU SURE Support
Coronavirus - Socialist MEP Urges Govt to Apply for EU SURE Support

Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi on Saturday called on the government to apply for 1 billion euros of support from the European Union’s SURE fund to provide wage support in sectors that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis. At an online press conference, Ujhelyi said the government’s latest national consultation survey on the possible […]Continue reading

In a response to Arató’s remarks, Fidesz said the “parties of the Gyurcsány list” are “stirring up distrust in vaccines, even though people are dying because they’re in short supply”. Fidesz dubbed DK’s initiative a “campaign of death”.

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