After months of chasing him Fernando Simon He has been in Nice good, the program of Manuel Burque, Quique Peinado and Henar Álvarez. The doctor, who has had a low profile during the months of the pandemic, has chatted on the program with a great sense of humor about his mental health after these months, public health and the consequences of the pandemic.
The character who became best known during the pandemic was, without a doubt, Fernando Simón, the doctor appeared every day on our televisions telling the development of the pandemic. A person until now almost unknown and whose sudden relevance they have made him one of the most sought after and sought after people in the last year.
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Simón, who has barely given interviews since then, has confessed how he is after so many months of a pandemic and how this fame has affected his personal life: “My family has not suffered but has not been happy, especially my wife who has not handled well some of the things that have been said about me”.
In addition, the doctor has recognized that it will not be comfortable for him to get used to this situation in which all of Spain knows him: “It is going to be difficult for me to go out into the street, for people to look at me and that things that used to take me five minutes now cost me half an hour. I don’t like being the focus of attention, that’s why I think my confinement will last a little longer than that of the rest of Spaniards”, He added with a sense of humor.
The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health you have talked about your job and whether you ever considered quitting: “Sometimes not, many, but in the end it is true that part of my job is to communicate to people what is happening,” he explained. Although he himself has clarified that he did not want to have so much prominence and that he avoided reading what was said about him in the media: “I started my workday at seven in the morning and went home to sleep at one in the morning, I wasn’t aware of what was being said about me because I didn’t have time”.
During the interview, Fernando Simón also recalled the much-talked about episode about his “loss of patience” with a journalist in the middle of the first wave of infections: “It gave me the feeling that he was wondering to go get caught”, he confesses. A feeling that he has also expressed about how he has felt in politics: “In many cases I have been the weapon used by each other to play their political game“He has expressed about the harsh criticism to which he has been subjected in recent months.