Europe’s East Does Not Trust the COVID-19 Vaccines

ER Editor: For copyright reasons, we cannot post from a European site called, but we came across an interesting piece by Alice Taylor on noticeable vaccine hesitancy in Eastern European countries.


As much as vaccination clinics have been set up all across Albania, people are very hesitant to be injected.

Albania is struggling to reach 50% coverage for a single dose, so says the report, with 41.3% being doubly vaccinated; its vaccination rate dropped to 40% in October as compared to September and August. ‘Vaccination rates peaked at 7,500 a day in July and 8,800 in August and September.’ Students over 18, government administrators, healthcare workers, teachers and police were required to be vaccinated, which has put people off, especially the young. As Albania is intending to reach the WHO target of 70% coverage, according to its health minister, the government has its work cut out for it.

The euractiv piece points fingers at the usual ‘disinformation’ suspects who refuse to go along with Big Pharma-sponsored propaganda masquerading as science.

And ditto for Bulgaria, where only 21% have received a double dose. 30% of doctors won’t get vaccinated, apparently, and some GPs are sensibly recommending that chronically ill people and pregnant women should not get vaccinated at all.

Hesitancy is equally high in Romania and non-EU Serbia, North Macedonia and Kosovo. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, only 15% have taken both vaccines.

The cause? Plausibly, countries that were under harsh communist rule are most likely to show low take-up rates. Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Croatia were under communist rule until 1990. Says euractiv, ‘Democracy in the region is still fragile and distrust of governments is also fuelled by widespread corruption and a disregard for the rule of law.‘ Western governments have shown exactly this level of CONTEMPT for the rule of law, where laws (real ones) were put securely in place to deal with (real) pandemics historically, only to be conveniently side-stepped in 2020. Regulations of dubious legal standing were ‘passed’ without debate while parliaments were in lockdown. But we digress.

The report goes on to say that a 2021 study by LSE researchers found that ‘countries with a Soviet Union past were linked to reduced trust in vaccines’ and generally less trust overall. Perfectly understandable.

Check out the euractiv report, but it comes with a vaccine-is-good-science propaganda warning.

As the West hurtles more and more into its authoritarian period, hopefully we will emerge from it with close to ZERO TRUST of government and its bought-up experts, too.


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