Third wave of Coronavirus in Spain

Mallorca and Ibiza prepare for a third wave of Coronavirus.

The number of new infections in Spain continues to increase. 

The number of new infections in Spain continues to increase. Health authorities acknowledge an increase in cases of the deadly virus in Spain in the last weeks. Holiday islands like Mallorca and Ibiza are preparing to fight the virus.

We read in the Lancet Public Health magazine “While the first wave was unpredictable, the second wave is quite predictable in some parts of SpainItaly, 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. Last Saturday new restrictions were announced at the national level. 

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Dr. Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco stated that “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 prolonged.. The third wave could weaken the disease if there were no vaccine, but it would weaken it even more if it were available. 

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 appears in Britain. It has unleashed a deadly second wave that can kill healthy young men and women within days of symptoms.

One of the measures that would help against the third wave is a antigen test that gives fast results in 15 minutes.

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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 have to learn a lot from this. " said Dr. José Manuel García-García, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Epidemiologically it is difficult to reconcile this: Experts say there is no evidence that the vaccine, which began rolling out 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 third COVID outbreak.

If it is the new deadly wave of Coronavirus infection, the two vaccine candidates are not particularly effective, despite the scientific progress made.

The resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe was led by several countries that were also heading for a new 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 worldwide, 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.

Third wave of Coronavirus in Spain - Mascarillas Béjar

The Government of the Balearic Islands has said that it has already drawn up contingency plans for the case of the third wave. This is the first time that this Spanish region has spoken publicly on the subject.

 

Spanish regions have been speaking publicly about the second wave of the Coronavirus in recent months. It continues to be an important issue for the health authorities and for the Spanish Government. So far the executive has only confirmed that it will vaccinate between 15 and 20 million Spaniards for May or June. 

 

While 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. Mortality from COVID-19 in Spain is double that in France.