Saturday, July 31

Fernando Simón, on the macro outbreak of Mallorca: “It is possible that some will die”


The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón.

The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón.
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“They are young people, some will be hospitalized and it is possible that some will die.” They are words of Fernando Simon, director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, on the infected in the macro-outbreak in Mallorca.

According to Simon, these travel with multiple origins and multiple different scenarios assume el “breeding ground” necessary for transmission to take place, to which is added massive events with little control. Therefore, he recognized that a “perfect” performance has been generated for the transmission of a virus.

And it is that, in the words of the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, “it was expected” that outbreaks would appear at the end of academic years: there is more interaction and it has been a year and a half of pandemic.

Simón assured on Monday during his usual press conference that these positive data give a wake-up call on the impact of covid-19. “They are not exaggerated data but they have weight,” said Simón, who considered that they will not have an impact on hospitalization. “They are young people, some will be hospitalized and it is possible that some will die but numerically they are very few “, Held.

They claim responsibilities

On the other hand, the opposition yesterday claimed responsibilities to the Government. The deputy and spokesperson of the Popular Group in the Balearic Parliament, Toni Costa, demanded the removal of the persons who authorized the reggaeton concert in the Plaza de Toros de Palma, to which a file has been opened after being considered one of the situations that could have caused the infections of young students during their end-of-year trips to Mallorca, which have meant a macrobrote. “Having authorized this concert is an act of extreme irresponsibility, especially after having obtained warnings from police officers and emergency technicians,” said Costa, who described this fact as extremely serious. “Can anyone believe that 17 and 18-year-olds at a reggaeton concert will not dance?” He wondered.

“The situation is one of total improvisation, that things are being done late to cover the holes of the events that are emerging”criticized the popular, who asked that the reopening of the nightlife “be done respecting the evidence shown by the pilot tests so that when it opens it is safe.”

For all this, Costa once again demanded the urgent appearance of the president of the Government, Francina Armengol, in Parliament. “We demand that President Armengol come out to show her face because she cannot continue to be hidden in the Consolat“, he pointed.

Precisely on this request for Armengol’s appearance, Més per Menorca announced yesterday that it will reject it, considering that “the right wants to instrumentalize, once again, the pandemic for partisan purposes.” Menorcans believe that the basis of the problem is “the lack of self-government that the islands have suffered historically” and that it is now evident with the lack of instruments to control the entry of people. Even so, the formation maintained that the Government has to maintain forcefulness in the management of macro outbreaks and not allow itself to be bent “neither by external pressures nor from the right,” crossing out the PP’s request as “a cynical and opportunistic attitude.


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