While the number of people affected by the superbrote of COVID-19 in Mallorca is increasing, increasing concern about the greater transmissibility of the delta variant. The epidemiologist Daniel López Acuña, former director of Action in Crisis Situations of the WHO, has pointed out in an interview with Hour 14 that this variant is “between 40% and 60% more contagious than the previous ones” and that this implies that it can be transmitted even in situations of less exposure and also between vaccinated people, since the efficacy of the vaccine is reduced by 30% with this variant.
López Acuña has also ensured that the superbrote de Mallorca “is a paradigmatic case of understanding what not to do”.
López Acuña explained that the authorities foresee that the delta variant represents 90% of the coronavirus space in Europe at the end of August, so “we have to be prepared to tackle this situation.”
Along these lines, the epidemiologist has advocated for maintaining prevention devices. “In no way should the measures be relaxed. Removing the mandatory nature of the masks has not been appropriate. We must continue to use it out of individual and collective conscience,” he said.