Sumary of Doctors in Hungary question reopening amid spike in deaths:
- BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Doctors in Hungary are questioning the government decision to lift some lockdown restrictions amid peaking COVID-19 infections and deaths, saying that could lead to an even more dire situation in the Central European nation..
- Hungarian officials say the number of administered vaccines, rather than trends in infections and deaths, will determine the country strategy for lifting its lockdown..
- Additional restrictions could be lifted within a week, he added, saying that more than 4 million in Hungary could receive a first vaccine dose by the end of the month..
- Yet some in Hungary medical community have criticized the reopening as premature and based on arbitrary criteria when new infections and virus deaths are soaring..
- “They shouldn’t measure the severity of the situation with (vaccination) numbers but with how overwhelmed the hospitals and intensive care wards are,”.
- Hungary has had the worst death rate per 1 million inhabitants in the world in recent weeks, according to Johns Hopkins University, and has seen 22,681 deaths in the pandemic..
- The lifting of restrictions on Wednesday — which included extending shopping hours and pushing the start of an overnight curfew back two hours — coincided with a new daily high of 311 deaths and followed a record number of fatalities last week….