International Olympic Committee member and former President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, on Monday called for solidarity in the fight against Covid-19 and stressed that the vaccine is the solution, not the problem, and that she and her family will be vaccinated.
"I believe it is not easy for those who adopt measures because there is a need find a balance between health and the economy. It is clear that it is not just a matter of measures, but above all of individual and citizen’s responsibility, because no measures will be successful if citizens do not adhere to them," said Grabar-Kitarović on the eve of a conference on investing in sports, which is being held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.
She called for solidarity with those who are most endangered by the coronavirus and whom, she said, the virus can certainly harm.
“One should adhere to the measures and act responsibly and thus protect oneself and others,” she empathized.
Asked if she trusted the National Civil Protection Headquarters, she replied that she believed and that experts should be listened to. She said she would be vaccinated as soon as possible, as would her family.
"I've been getting vaccinated since 1993 when I last had the flu. Even though I was 25 at the time, I had a pretty hard time with it. The vaccine is the solution, not part of the problem," she said.