“We all knew what would happen with COVID-19, so I insisted on a single medical protocol, homogeneous rapid testing, solidarity and fair access to vaccines in the EU. This could have been done already in July, August, September, and we could have responded against this insidious virus”, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov addressing the members of the European Council during a video conference on COVID-19, as reported by the government press service.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister pointed out that the issue of the vaccine market is a matter of concern, as orders have been placed for them before they are developed. “We have no specifications, we have no guarantees and, at some point, it may turn out that we have 300 million vaccines and we have, for example, 300,000 people who want them and then have to be destroyed, discarded and not resold”, said the Bulgarian Prime Minister, adding that vaccines require special storage conditions, which impose additional costs.
“In a moment, I will brief my colleagues from the European Council on my concerns and I will insist on full transparency regarding the supply of vaccines”, Borissov added. /ibna