Bulgarian Health Minister Stoycho Katsarov said that the authorities’ mistakes in organizing the coronavirus vaccination cost the country ten thousand lives. A fragment of his speech was shown on Nova TV.
Katsarov noted that the vaccination program does not give priority to the elderly and people with chronic diseases that can complicate the course of the disease.
According to him, during the second wave of coronavirus in the country about 80 percent of the dead were elderly.
“These lives could have been saved,” he added.
Other mistakes the minister called poor logistics. During the negotiations on vaccines, Bulgaria preferred the drug AstraZeneca, with which the country later had problems.