Tag: Infectious diseases

Why the masks will disappear on June 26: minimum of cases in almost eleven months
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Why the masks will disappear on June 26: minimum of cases in almost eleven months

In times of narrative, it seems impossible to assume that the Government has chosen Saturday June 26 to lift the obligation to wear masks in open spaces without wanting to send a message. In times of scientific need, we also tend to think of a reason that has caused that Saturday, and not another, the chosen one to be fair.. However, chances are there are not too many hidden intentions or precise justifications. At most, it can be said that June 26 will start the third weekend with the cumulative incidence below 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and that has given enough reassurance. Could it have been advanced to 19? Yes, of course, but it has been preferred to play it safe. And where does this need for 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants come from? Well, it is a symb...
Sánchez receives the first dose of the Covid vaccine at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital
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Sánchez receives the first dose of the Covid vaccine at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has been vaccinated this Friday with the first dose against the coronavirus at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Madrid.Sánchez himself has reported his vaccination on his Twitter account, in which he thanked all the health professionals who take care of Spaniards on a daily basis and has included a photo of the moment in which the serum was injected."Vaccines save lives and are showing us the way to recovery. They are our horizon of hope," he added. Today I received the first dose of the vaccine at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital. Thanks to all the healthcare professionals who take care of us on a daily basis.Vaccines save lives and are paving the way for us to recovery. They are our horizon of hope. #YoMeVacuno pic.twitter...
The CCAA of the PP, against Sánchez’s announcement about the masks: "It is a political decision"
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The CCAA of the PP, against Sánchez’s announcement about the masks: "It is a political decision"

The announcement of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, of the end of use of the mask abroad as of the 26th has not convinced the PP communities, who wanted to have been informed before, nor to the main opposition parties: PP Y Vox, who doubt the chosen moment. From the communities, the Minister of Health of Castilla y León, Veronica Married, has made Sánchez ugly that he has not informed before to the autonomies within the inter-territorial councils of the end of the obligatory use of masks. He has indicated that he would have "loved" to know the measure before, while the Executive spokesman, Francisco Igea, has said that this is not the way to exercise co-governance. The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Nunez Feijóo, has welcomed the end of the masks, which he...
Health notifies 4,214 new cases of coronavirus, 18 deaths and the incidence stands at 95
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Health notifies 4,214 new cases of coronavirus, 18 deaths and the incidence stands at 95

The Ministry of Health has registered this Friday, with data provided by the autonomous communities, 4,214 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,895 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to the 1,801 registered last Thursday, which brings to 3,757,442 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. According to the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days, the report shows that it continues to decline, standing at 95.91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the 96.64 reported Thursday by the department led by Carolina Darias. As for those who died from Covid-19, 18 more have been notified, of which 68 have been registered in the last week. This brings the global death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 80,652 people. At...
The experts before Sánchez’s announcement of the end of the masks: "It would be necessary to define well what is open air"
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The experts before Sánchez’s announcement of the end of the masks: "It would be necessary to define well what is open air"

"It is not the same to take a walk in the mountains, with hardly any people, than to walk through the crowded center of Madrid or BarcelonaThe President of the Government, Pedro Snchez.Quique GarciaEFEThe masks will no longer be mandatory in the free spaces as of next Saturday, June 26. This is the announcement with which the leader of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, has surprised us this Friday. Before, it must be made official in the extraordinary Council of Ministers that will be held on Thursday, June 24. Although it is true that many autonomous communities were already asking to move forward in this regard, experts ask to define what is meant by "free spaces" or "exteriors".In the words of Joan Cayl, spokesperson for the Spanish Society of Epidemiology, considers that the term "exter...
Health notifies 4,197 new cases of Covid and 19 more deaths: the incidence drops to 96 points
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Health notifies 4,197 new cases of Covid and 19 more deaths: the incidence drops to 96 points

The Ministry of Health has registered this Thursday, with data provided by the autonomous communities, 4,197 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,801 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to 1,922 registered last Wednesday, which brings the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic to 3,753,228. According to the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days, the report shows that it continues to decline, standing at 96.64 cases per 100,000 residents, compared to 98.78 reported Wednesday by the department led by Carolina Darias. As for those who died from Covid-19, 19 more deaths reported, of which 70 have been registered in the last week. This brings the global death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 80,634 people. At the mome...
The incidence falls from 100 for the first in 10 months and Health adds 3,832 cases and 36 deaths from Covid
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The incidence falls from 100 for the first in 10 months and Health adds 3,832 cases and 36 deaths from Covid

The autonomous communities have notified this Wednesday to the Ministry of Health 3,832 new cases of Covid-19, 1,922 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are lower than those of the same day last week, when 4,427 positives were reported. The total number of infections in Spain has now risen to 3,749,031 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The Incidence accumulated in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 98.78, up from 101.39 yesterday. A) Yes, drop below 100 for the first time since August 12 from last year. On the other hand, in the last two weeks a total of 46,871 positives have been registered. In this Wednesday's report se they have added 36 new deaths, compared to 23 last Wednesday. Up to 80,615 peopl...
Pedro Sánchez announces that "early" the use of the mask in the street will not be mandatory
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Pedro Sánchez announces that "early" the use of the mask in the street will not be mandatory

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has assured this Wednesday that "early" in Spain no need to wear masks outdoorsThanks to the great rate of vaccination, which in a few days will make 15% of the population have a complete vaccination schedule."Soon we will abandon the masks on the streets"Sánchez said at the beginning of a speech he gave at the inauguration of the Spain-Korea Business Forum, accompanied by the President of Korea, Moon Jae-in, who has traveled to Spain on a state visit.The president has recognized that Covid-19 has meant "a hard knock" for the economies of both countries, but he has also remarked that the two nations share among their virtues that of their ability to "rise up" after suffering relevant crises such as the pandemic, which has rea...
Simon:  "May the elders forgive me, it is not the same for a 95-year-old to die than a 20"
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Simon: "May the elders forgive me, it is not the same for a 95-year-old to die than a 20"

The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simon, has stated that "it is not the same for a 95-year-old person to die as a 20-year-old." Simón has spoken this way in his press conference on Mondays while explaining the risks that are still run if the security measures are not respected to contain the coronavirus. "May the elderly forgive me because this is hard to say, but it is not the same for a 95-year-old to die as for a 20-year-old to die, and we are still in that situation of risk". In this context, Dr. Simón explained that if the measures are not respected, young people can become "sick, hospitalized, in the ICU and some of them, a few, may die ". Daily data The Ministry of Health has registered this Monday,...
Health reports the lowest number of new Covid cases and deaths in a weekend since July
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Health reports the lowest number of new Covid cases and deaths in a weekend since July

The Ministry of Health has registered this Monday, with data provided by the autonomous communities, 8,167 new cases of coronavirus, of which 746 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to the 1,961 registered last Friday, which brings to 3,741,767 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. As for the deceased by Covid-19, 16 more have been reported, of which 51 have been registered in the last week. This brings the global death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 80,517 people. These data suppose lowest in a weekend since July 2020. On Monday, July 27, 6,361 new infections and two deaths were reported. It should be remembered that Health does not report infections on Saturdays and Sundays because not all communities tr...