The Minister of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesús Aguirre, announced this Sunday that they plan to have the population aged 12 to 18 for the last fortnight of August “at least with a vaccine” against the coronavirus.

“For the last fortnight of August we want to have that band moderately vaccinated, that is to say, quite a before school starts“Aguirre pointed out in an interview in La Sexta, after being asked about the announcement this Saturday by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to vaccinate ESO and Baccalaureate students two weeks before the start of the course.

Of course, this will be so “if the flow of vaccines is correct, what we think and what they are telling us,” Aguirre pointed out. Andalusia is currently vaccinating people from 36, 37 and 38 years old.

On the other hand, the counselor has demanded from Sánchez the scientific criteria that he follows to remove the obligation to use the outdoor mask from Saturday 26 of this month.

“Let the paper show me where does the scientific criterion come from, who signs it, to say so exhaustively that from the 26th it is not necessary to use the mask outdoors, “he claimed, after insisting that scientifically he does not see justification in that, without going through the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (SNS), without talking to the autonomous communities, the Government has made that “drastic decision.”

Asked if the use of this measure has influenced the media to conceal the pardons to the prisoners of the ‘procés’, Aguirre has preferred not to contemplate it. “I think when you make that announcement, By setting a date to repeal a law whose application was agreed upon by the SNS Interterritorial Council, it will have scientific, transparent and clear criteria to say it so exhaustively “, said Aguirre.

Likewise, he pointed out that “in the midst of a pandemic, the only thing that should guide us are the criteria of public health, the health of Spaniards, not smoke screens or snake charmers. “

As in other interventions, Aguirre has insisted that the mask right now is what protects the most after the vaccine, that they will urge Andalusians to maintain its use “in the most vehement way possible” until they have “a very clear idea.”

Finally, he insisted that the high incidence in Andalusia, “right now the highest in Spain”, is due to infections among people between 15 and 29 years old, an age group that “it was not contaminated” in the previous wave and “it is very virgin to the contagion”. In this sense, he has defended that as the cases are at these ages, hospital admissions continue to fall.


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