Turkey Optimistic to Overcome the Covid-19 Pandemic
Turkish President Reep Tayyip Erdogan is optimistic that Turkey can overcome the Covid-19 pandemic by conducting a mass vaccination campaign. Erdogan said Turkey had been ahead of other countries in everything from healthcare to public safety since the start of the outbreak.
UMMATIMES - "At a time when vaccine provision was very difficult, we were running a fast vaccination schedule thanks to the connections we made in a timely manner. We had some setbacks, but we're also overcoming these delays. We're in good shape now. Hopefully this disaster can come to us soon. overcome," Erdogan said, quoted by Anadolu Agency, Monday (21/6).
Erdo studian said domestic vaccination studies are continuing and are targeted to start production in September-October. According to Erdoan, currently the infection rate has fallen and is expected to fall even more. Mass vaccination campaigns can reduce the number of cases of corona virus infection.
"Our hope is that both of us will bring down the number of cases to double digits and bring down the number of deaths to single digits," Erdogan said.
On Saturday (19/6), Turkey has lowered the age of eligibility for Covid-19 vaccination to 30. According to Ministry of Health data, more than 41.34 million doses of the Corona virus vaccine have been administered since Turkey launched its mass vaccination campaign in mid-January. More than 26.96 million people had received the first dose, while more than 14.38 million had been fully vaccinated as of Sunday (20/5).
“It is the responsibility of scientists to develop vaccines and make them applicable to humans. Our job is to use vaccines developed by the best experts in their fields while respecting science. We cannot exclude ourselves from a process that covers the entire population of the world," Erdogan said.