Meanwhile, the Czech president, Václav Klaus, who has described the whole issue of swine flu as overblown, has hit out at Michael Vít. Mr Klaus was quoted by novinky.cz as saying he wished Mr Vít a speedy recovery, but was “very surprised” that he had not himself been vaccinated against the disease considering that he had forced through mandatory inoculation. The Czech president last week came out strongly against a plan to vaccinate all Czech soldiers against the H1N1 virus; the idea was later dropped. To date 95 people have died in the Czech Republic after contracting swine flu.
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