Although the number of hospitalised patients is currently declining, experts say the virus will be with us for a long time to come. Based on foreign examples, we can see that the Omicron wave begins in densely populated areas. So it is likely that the spread of the Omicron will begin in Budapest.
Is the fifth wave of the epidemic near?
Currently, the number of covid patients treated in hospital is decreasing in Hungary, writes napi.hu. The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic may be declining, but it will stay with us for a long time. According to a Pulse Researcher survey,
most Hungarians think that the fifth wave will arrive in the next few months.
69 per cent of respondents believe the new wave will arrive in the spring of 2022 at the latest. Only 7 per cent of those surveyed think that there will be no more coronavirus waves. The research surveyed 1,000 people who represent the opinions of the adult population. The results show that women are slightly more pessimistic than men.
In terms of age, a higher proportion of seniors reckon there will be a fifth wave in the spring.
According to the survey, the higher one’s level of education is, the darker that person sees the future. If we examine the place of residence, a larger proportion of the residents living in the capital and the countryside believe there will be another wave soon.
The Omicron wave can start from Budapest
The Omicron wave starts from densely populated areas. It then reaches areas with lower population density. Gábor Vattay, the head of the Department of Physics of Complex Systems at Eötvös Loránd University, prepared an analysis in this connection.
The number of cases in Budapest is constantly increasing.
Over the next few days, the fall of the Delta wave will change the indicators. After all, the decrease in the number of Delta wave cases masks the increase in Omicron cases. The data show that half of the cases in Budapest, while every fourth case nationwide, can be linked to the Omicron variant.
Examining international processes, it can be stated that the Omicron virus wave is one of the most serious in terms of case number, writes portfolio.hu. Mathematician Gergely Röst and epidemiologist Beatrix Oroszi are both members of an expert group supporting the Hungarian government’s epidemiological decisions. They believe that if the Omicron variant continues to spread at a similar rate as now, the current restrictions will not be sufficient.
Source: napi.hu, portfolio.hu
If lateral flow tests (antigen tests) were a normal price then more people would self test at home and would know when to isolate and/or go for PCR test. A pack of 5 costs around 9.75 euros in most of Europe (in the UK they are free). In Hungary, the big pharmacy chains sell a pack of 5 for 17,990 ft – around 48 euros. Totally disgusting.
Pharmaceutical costs – in Hungary are Excessively High.
The application – by the Hungarian Government – of VAT – to Medication is a MAJOR reason, that in Hungary the cost of Pharmaceutical Products – are EXCESSIVE.
VAT Rates – applicable to Medicines – member countries of the European Union – Hungary – is Number 1.
(1) – Hungary – Standard VAT Rate = 27%
VAT Rates applied to Medicines = 5%.
Hungary – “Stands Out” – as is Common Knowledge – in being the – Number 1 Country in the European Union, in the percentage application = 27% – of Value Added Tax – that the Government take/receive – from the tax payers – all the Componentry of Hungarian Society – and those – who Visit – Hungary – being Tourism – that returns 9.3 % – on the Balance Sheet of Hungary – under Gross Domestic Product.
Member Countries of the Eoropean Union – that have VAT Rates in excess of 20% plus = 20 Countries.
Member Countries of the European Union – the “mean” of VAT – 18%.
VAT – can be categorized – as an AGGRESSIVE Tax.
In Hungary – the 27% of Vat – “Aggressively ” – attacks – those from a Low soco – Economic position – in Society – those that – DON”T – have the capacity to – Save nor Invest Money – and live life muchly on a Budget – that has NO facility – flexability – to allow them to Save nor Invest.
Hungary – will not reduce its VAT percentage.
WHY – it’s Economy is “Brittle” and “Struggling”.
Hungary – to reduce its VAT percentage – in the FUTURE – Never – due to the “Need” of tax / income – it provides for the Functionality of the Government.
Nothing is Going to get Cheaper – and those – from a Low-soco Economic Position – my thoughts and prayers for YOU – and I will NOT – forget You – in Deeds – that I can continue to Do for You.