In Hungary, more than 4 million people have already received at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine helps to keep the possible infections mild and not fatal. However, according to the table published by the Hungarian government last week, many Hungarians died of coronavirus after receiving both doses.
If someone gets vaccinated against the coronavirus, it does not mean that they can not get the disease, just that the disease will most likely not be fatal. To the best of our knowledge, Western vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna are almost 100% effective in protecting against coronavirus mortality. According to U.S. data, out of the 87 million people who received both doses of the vaccine, only 88 people died.
In Hungary, 273 people out of 1.4 million people died.
This vast difference is hard to explain and is worth pursuing possible reasons. One might question the accuracy of the data as there are errors in the table, which were highlighted by, among others, Katalin Karikó, Vice President of BioNTech. Researchers at portfolio.hu believe that it would be important to know the background of the data in the table, as well as the age of the deceased, their underlying diseases, and after how long they died after being vaccinated.
The course of the disease is about a month between incubation and death. Protection requires an average of 2-3 weeks after the second dose, so if less time elapsed, mortality occurred before protection.
On the other hand, if one would say that there are no issues with the data, there may be questions about the effectiveness of the vaccines.
Sinopharm has not been tested clinically on the elderly, as described by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Food Health. According to Serbian studies, not two but three doses of the Sinopharm vaccine are needed for complete protection and lower.
According to the table published by the Hungarian government, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cause the most deaths out of all the mentioned vaccines. This is surprising because, based on international researches and data, it is also the two most effective vaccines. It is important to note that these two vaccines have also been shown to protect against the British variant.
The vaccine may lose its protection if its quality deteriorates.
This can happen any time during transport, storage or use. The data for the AstraZeneca vaccine are favourable, but experts point out that this vaccine is only given to people under the age of 65 in Hungary. The advantage of AstraZeneca is that it does not have special transport needs. Sputnik vaccine is given in Hungary to those who do not suffer from a chronic disease. COVID-19 is much less fatal in these groups without the vaccine as well.
In summary, vaccines are beneficial in protecting against the virus and avoiding death. However, it is important to analyze, research and examine the Hungarian data for the reasons of the huge differences compared to foreign data.