Finally it seems that the vaccination campaign has started at full speed. Gone are the months of uncertainty in which both the lack of vaccines and the difficulty in distributing them made it difficult to face the serious pandemic crisis and moved away the horizon of the much desired herd immunity. Now the tables have turned. Vaccination in Spain is progressing steadily; 29% of the population is vaccinated. According to data from the Ministry of Health, the number of people who have received the two doses now amounts to more than 6 million, representing 13.3% of the total population of the country.
Today the director of ISGlobal de Barcelona, Rafa Vilasanjuan, appeared at La Ventana to analyze the direction of the vaccination campaign and the latest news. Although everything seems to indicate that the campaign is developing as planned, the expert has pointed out that there have been some situations that have negatively surprised him. The most prominent one has to do with the fact that the AstraZeneca vaccine has been discarded for the vaccination of the population; a decision that the expert attributes to the great smear campaign that this vaccine has suffered for months. “I believe that AstraZeneca has a series of advantages that other vaccines do not have and that at the moment they are making us think that it is a vaccine that cannot be administered” the expert has underlined.
Regardless of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Vilasanjuan has sent a positive message regarding the future of the pandemic in the coming months. “We will have surprises in the sense that the chain of distribution of a vaccination campaign at the beginning fails the production and then the distribution fails. All that is going to happen. Now, we are going to be much better. We have a horizon that we did not have a year ago. That’s the good thing ”.
International Nursing Day
Today is International Nursing Day and La Ventana has joined in the tribute to some professionals who have gone through a very complicated year in which they have been forced to get involved at all levels with patients and their families. A year in which nursing has been essential to take care of the thousands and thousands of people who, in one way or another, have been affected by the covid.
One of these many professionals in the world of nursing is José Insua, a nursing technician who has become very popular on the networks for his particular way of carrying out his profession and who has stopped by La Ventana this afternoon. José works in a nursing home and, in addition to his duties as a technician, takes advantage of some moments of his day to sing to the elderly.
Initiatives like these show that this trade is more than just a job: vocation is an essential element in order to serve patients as they deserve. Especially if the workplace is a nursing home, “places where patients are generally due to some kind of problem and families cannot care for them.” The solution, according to José, is that professionals like him “They supply the affection and warmth of the families.”