President János Áder addressed the Friends of Hungary Foundation in a video message, telling members that we should embrace our new lives and step out of the challenge the pandemic has thrown at us.
The Hungarian President began his speech by quoting Pope Francis’ statement that a person emerging from a crisis has changed, for better or for worse. Áder suggests that it is better to prepare for an improved and better life together after the pandemic than to want to return to our old lives.
Áder noted that this was the second year in a row that it was not possible for him to personally meet members of the Friends of Hungary community. Daily changes in the pandemic have taught us to become adaptable in order to overcome bigger problems, he said, adding that many have complained that the virus is still a problem in 2021, having to cancel events, modify plans, postpone travel and rethink opportunities.
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Áder pointed out that in fact the situation is much more promising than many think. He reminded us that estimates last year thought it would take three years to develop a vaccine, with the only solutions at the time being quarantine, social distancing and pandemic restrictions.
While the much earlier-than-expected introduction of vaccines appeared to be “a light at the end of the tunnel,” new virus variants led to an even stronger, if not deadly, third wave.
Today, more than a year after the epidemic, we still cannot say that we are at the end of the road: there is still a lot of suffering, loss and unresolved problems. Lives are still in danger. “
Yet there is a much higher level of protection for those who have been vaccinated with what the President describes as “one of the vaccines that have been developed at a much faster rate than any previous estimate would have expected.” “.
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Hungary’s vaccination rate, coupled with promising statistics, indicates that we will soon reach the milestone from which our road only leads to overcoming the pandemic. This is much more promising, Áder said, than the uncertainty that reigned last year.
Whenever we found a solution to our problems, new questions would sweep away the supposedly reassuring answers. Slowly we can once again get ahead and get the initiative out of the hands of the virus. Because now we have the tools and a strong enough defense to enable us to prepare for the distant future. Because if all goes well, within a year we could have our own vaccine.
Áder said that the Friends of Hungary community can do a lot to help us be stronger, wiser, more united, careful and far-sighted. He referred to the work of Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and her colleagues, thanks to which new technology can now be used in the mass production of vital coronavirus vaccines.
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The President specifically referred to one of Karikó’s interviews where she said that her ability to find solutions to obstacles encountered in her most difficult times depended on herself, her knowledge and her perseverance.
Áder wants this same approach for everyone to further develop healthcare, revitalize and support the economy, support science and strengthen communities.
In this task, Hungary counts on the active cooperation of its friend. Your perseverance, your preparation for collaboration, your knowledge and your loyalty, “
the Hungarian President concluded by wishing everyone a successful conference.