By Steve Cowan
Bulgarian Health Minister Stoycho Kacarov said that the authorities’ mistakes in organizing vaccination against coronavirus cost the country ten thousand lives. A fragment of his speech was shown on the Nova TV channel.
Kacarov noted that the vaccination program did not prioritize 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 those who died were elderly.
These lives could have been saved,” he added.
The minister called other mistakes poor logistics. During the negotiations on vaccines, Bulgaria preferred the drug AstraZeneca, with which problems later arose in the country.