Bulgaria’s (not so) great vaccination debate

It is time to try to inject some logic into the controversy about the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria began its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 on December 27. According to the national information system daily report on January 31, so far 41 020 vaccinations have been administered. A total of 13 063 people in Bulgaria have received a second dose.

Bulgarian health officials have given varying estimates about how many people will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of this year, and their statements have led to criticism about the numbers being too low and the pace too slow.

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Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Clive Leviev-Sawyer is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Sofia Globe. He is the author of the book Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century (Riva Publishers, 2015), and co-author of the book Bulgarian Jews: Living History (The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria 'Shalom', 2018). He is also the author of Power: A Political Novel, available via amazon.com, and, on the lighter side, Whiskers And Other Short Tales of Cats (2021), also available via Amazon. He has translated books and numerous texts from Bulgarian into English.