The PM of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, announced that he will convoke a meeting of the Medical Board of Experts next week to deal with the increase in Covid cases.
The reason that he is organising a meeting of the regional, public-health committee, more commonly known as the Comité de Expertos, is because there has been a 10% increase in the number of cases amongst residents of homes for the elderly and a 41% increase amongst the staff of these residencies. The average increase for both residents and workers has been a 17% one over two weeks.
Furthermore, there are 17 elderly people that have been hospitalised, which although it is not a large number, it is triple the number from two weeks ago.
At the meeting they will analyse the situation, and if necessary adopt preventative measures, above all in residencies. “I want their opinion on what we should be doing in the way of prevention,” he said.
He is also concerned that almost half of the population in Andalucia over 60 have not had their 4th jab and calls upon this age group to come forward as he considers it now more necessary than ever, especially after what is happening in China.
Editorial comment: what is happening in China is the result of the regime trying to keep the number of cases down through movement restrictions rather than exposing the population, together with inoculations, to obtain herd immunity. Popular protest meant that they had to abandon quarantine measures so cases have soared. That is not the case in Spain.
Personally, being 66 this year and having had three jabs, I do not intend to have more, which appears to be the case for many people of my age.