Simón warns that the risk of collapse of ICUs is “greater” than in the second wave.
He estimates a “huge” increase in the vaccinated population in April, but warns that the starting point of the health system in the face of a new wave “is much worse”
The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (Ccaes), Fernando Simón, has been confident this Sunday that Spain will reach the target of 70 percent of the population vaccinated against the coronavirus for the summer.
“Vaccines will begin to arrive with more frequency and quantity as of next month. In April the increase in the vaccinated population will be enormous , and the vaccination targets, both for those over 80 years old at the end of this month, and of 70% of the general population for the summer. I believe it is very feasible that it is obtained “, has indicated in an interview in La Sexta, collected by Europa Press.
On the mobility restrictions at Easter, Simón has warned that now the ICU occupancy level is “similar to the maximum of the second wave. “They are different parties, but we are at risk,” said the expert, who has stressed that “the starting point of our healthcare system is much worse than in the second wave .”
“The risk of collapse of ICUs is greater . We have to be very careful with that,” Simón has warned, while he has been convinced that people will respond to the limitations caused by Covid. “The impact of Easter, probably, may be less. You can not rule it out,” he said.
Asked about the restrictions at Christmas, he acknowledged that ” it could have been much more strict “, but has insisted that the population must understand “the risks to which we are exposed.” ” It is a shared responsibility , ” he recalled.
In this sense, Simón has recognized that most of the population ” complies very well” with the restrictions. “The problem is when those who do not comply, do not want to or cannot , expose themselves to a greater risk of infection because then they are the ones who are going to be transmitters,” he pointed out.