Mallorca and Ibiza prepare for a third wave of coronavirus, while the number of new infections in Spain continues to rise. Health officials have acknowledged an increase in cases of the deadly virus in Spain in recent weeks, and holiday islands such as Mallorca and Iberia are preparing to fight the virus.
"While the first wave was unpredictable, the second wave is quite predictable in some parts of Spain"he told the Lancet Public Health magazine. Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic have also imposed bans and restrictions in recent weeks, while a third wave of coronavirus cases have been reported in the US and Canada.
Spain, which has flattened its spring curve since March after a three-month stagnation, announced new national restrictions on Saturday. In Mallorca, Ibiza and the surrounding towns, as well as in the island's capital, Madrid, stricter restrictions against the coronavirus have come into force.
He warned that the country was at the crossroads of a third wave, but said that people had been infected by small gatherings of friends and family or people in close contact with them.
The holiday season triggered a third wave of infections just as the second was starting to flatten out, he said, and those who got too loose got infected.
A new strain of covid in Britain has triggered a deadly second wave that can kill young, healthy men and women within days of transmitting symptoms.
The worst has yet to happen in continental Europe, and while the Christmas amnesty may not have triggered a third wave, it could make the second more deadly and protracted.said Dr. Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. The third wave could weaken the disease if there were no vaccine, but it would weaken it even more if it were available.
One of the measures that would help against the third wave is a antigen test that gives fast results 15 minutes. It could be more effective than antigen tests, which give results in 20 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"There are deaths in very different demographics and we can learn a lot from this. We have a lot to learn from this "said Dr. José Manuel García-García, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Epidemiologically, it is difficult to reconcile this, but what seems like good news at the beginning of the third wave had a certain mortality point in the disease.
Experts say there is no evidence that the vaccine, which started in the UK but has yet to be approved by the European Union, had any effect on coronavirus hospitalizations or deaths this year. As ministers debate how and when to ease restrictions, many wonder if the country is looking to other European countries that are in the process of lowering their barriers - the possibility of a second Covid outbreak.
If this is the second deadly wave of coronavirus infection, the two vaccine candidates are not particularly effective, despite the scientific progress made since the global outbreak.
The figure below shows that the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe was led by several countries that were also heading for a first wave, including Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. In recent weeks, some countries have been reported to have entered a second or third wave. Looking at the average number of confirmed cases around the world, this seems to indicate that the world has entered the third wave.
So far, Spain has only confirmed that they will vaccinate 2,5 million people in the first phase. The Balearic Islands Government has said that it has already drawn up contingency plans for the third wave event, and this is the first time the Spanish region has spoken publicly about this.
Spanish regions have been speaking publicly about the second wave of the coronavirus in recent months, but this remains an important issue for health authorities and the Spanish Government. So far the executive has only confirmed that it will vaccinate between 15 and 20 million Spaniards for May or June.
In Spain, other nations have shown that, although the number of new daily cases is worse than in March and April, hospitalizations and deaths are not as high as before the peak of the first wave. All - cause mortality in Spain twice as much as in France, while France and Spain have seen an increase in deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Spanish cases of coronavirus, and although other countries have adopted stricter measures, must nevertheless return to the levels that would have been expected if Spain had followed France in April without the pandemic.