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Merkely: We’ll endure this next month and a half, and then maybe we’ll have a very nice summer

In the last 24 hours, more than 300 people have died from the complications of the coronavirus, and the epidemic has never been so deadly, writes

Photo: Semmelweis University

Cecília Müller said that in these days, the role of individual responsibility to reach the peak as soon as possible will be enormous. According to an American epidemic model, this could happen on April 18th. Meanwhile, the number of vaccinees increased to 2 million 11 thousand.

Recent events paint a staggering picture compared to last year:

On Wednesday, 302 coronavirus patients died in Hungary. This is the worst daily mortality rate ever since the outbreak. The youngest victim was 24 years old, but many forties also lost their lives.

Cecília Müller, National Chief Medical Officer, said:

We want to hope that, thanks to vaccination and our discipline, we can reach the peak of the epidemic as soon as possible.

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However, epidemiologists are only guessing when this could happen.

According to the American epidemic model supported by the Bill Gates Foundation, we will reach the plateau on April 18:

then 410 people could die. Then a slow decline begins, which may take until the end of June. The real data are otherwise quite close to the projected numbers.

Béla Merkely, rector of Semmelweis University, said that there are about a month and a half left of this epidemic, after which the numbers will decrease significantly.

We can still endure this next month and a half, and then maybe we will have a very nice summer

– said Béla Merkely, asking everyone to continue to follow the precautions.

Vaccination, meanwhile, is taking place with great force: the number of people vaccinated has already reached 2 million 11 thousand.

Cover image: Semmelweis University



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