The Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) has decided to start “debating” on how to monitor and control Covid-19 infections once the sixth wave is over. An intention that brings the Government of Spain closer to flu the management of Covid-19, contrary to what international organizations such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The body in which the Ministry of Health and all the Autonomous Communities has made this decision after the World Health Organization (WHO) will warn that “omicron will probably not be the last variant of Covid-19.” We do not know yet, but the more the virus circulates, the more likely it is that a new, more deadly variant than omicron will emerge. “
In this sense, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has assured that “there is a slowdown in the growth of transmission” to insist that we must “adapt to a new surveillance system and control the covid once the sixth wave has been overcome and never before. “
“Faced with this change, we have to be able to anticipate new scenarios and adapt to a new surveillance and control system for covid after the sixth wave is over and never before, “emphasized Darias.
This process has already been opened with the experts from the alert presentation and with European partners “to manage the best options and face a pandemic that is becoming increasingly endemic.”
“It is not endemic”
Although Darias has not set a short time horizon to review these surveillance methods (the sixth wave could be concluded in February) he collides head-on with international organizations.
This same Wednesday, Dr. Bruce Aylward, Senior Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) has ensured that the omicron variant will not be the last of the Covid-19 virus.
“Ómicron will probably not be the last variant of COVID-19. We do not know yet, but the more the virus circulates, the more likely it is that a new, more deadly variant than omicron will emerge,” he warned.
An opinion similar to the one defended this week by the EMA. The EMA head of vaccination, Marco Cavalieri, stated that “the virus still behaves like a pandemic virus and the appearance of omicron is clearly showing it. “
The reactions of the parliamentary groups have not been long in coming. Citizens have requested the appearance of the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, so that “it can carry out the next steps that the Government will promote to make it possible to advance towards the necessary coexistence with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the medium and long term.”
This was announced on his Twitter account by the deputy Guillermo Diaz, who has been “strongly in agreement that we must move towards living with the virus.”
“But let them tell us how, when and guarantee that the restriction will be the last resort in this new stage. For that we have registered this request for the appearance of Minister Darias“Diaz explained.