Neighboring Spain wants, in the future, to treat the disease as if it were a flu and explains the reasons. In this sense, a challenge is launched to the European Union to study changes to your strategy.
Pedro Sánchez, Spanish Prime Minister, believes that no country can teach lessons, but that everyone has to learn from each other.
The pandemic continues to break records in numbers in several countries around the world. The idea that the Ómicron variant is lighter and therefore causes fewer deaths and hospitalizations, we do not have the numbers of the pandemic in Portugal as an example.
It is true that the correlation between the number of infected people and the number of deaths and hospitalizations is different from other times, but it is also true that many people have died in Portugal.
Spain: Europe should study strategy changes
According to today’s news, Spain is already preparing on the ground to treat the next wave of COVID-19 contagions not as a health emergency, but in the same way as a disease like the flu.
Pedro Sánchez, Spanish prime minister, said that he would like the European Union to study changes in its strategy, now that the outbreak of the Ómicron variant shows that the disease is becoming less lethal.
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What we are saying is that in the coming months and years, we will have to think, without hesitation and according to what science tells us, how to manage the pandemic with different parameters.
Sánchez also considers that no country can teach lessons, but that everyone has to learn from the others, and reiterated that he does not intend to treat COVID-19 as an “overnight” flu, but that it will have to be done in accordance with scientific criteria, “no rush, but no breaks”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers that it is still too early to consider any short-term changes in the way of fighting COVID-19 and has not yet defined criteria for declaring the disease as endemic, but the organization’s experts defend that this will happen when the virus is more predictable and there are no sustained outbreaks.
Anthony Fauci, the primary physician responsible for infectious diseases in the United States of America, said that COVID-19 cannot be considered endemic until it drops to “a level that does not disturb society”.
According to official figures as of Friday, more than 90% of the Spanish population over the age of 12 has already received both doses of the vaccine, and authorities are focused on boosting adult immunity with the third dose.
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