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A graph based on data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that the countries with higher rates of coronavirus vaccination have proportionally fewer deaths from Covid-19.

The graph was posted by the European Commission. On the left, member countries are ranked according to the percentage of the adult population that is fully vaccinated, and on the right, the mortality rates for the same countries are shown:

The graphic was shared by virologist, Gábor Kemenesi, as well. According to him: “It is instructive to note that although countries can be grouped by higher or lower mortality rates, there are still differences. This reflects other elements of disease control, capacity, and much more, and shows how complex it is to analyze such a situation. However, when the whole picture is analyzed, it also clearly shows the impact of vaccines and that is why I have shared this graph.”

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According to Telex, Hungary is now also in the bottom third of the EU in terms of vaccination coverage, but as can be seen above, slightly worse off in terms of mortality than other member states, but also compared to a narrower region. In this graph, Hungary is ninth from the bottom in terms of vaccination coverage and fifth in terms of mortality. If one looks at the latest figures for the seven-day average of deaths per population, Hungary is a notch worse, and currently ranks fourth in the EU in terms of mortality rate.

Featured image via Tibor Rosta/MTI