The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has predicted this Friday that “between five and six complicated months remain“of coexistence with coronavirus until the vaccine arrives, which is expected in 2021. In addition, it has ruled out a confinement such as that of March, but has announced perimeter closures such as the current ones and “strong and short” measures.
In statements to RAC1, Salvador Illa has assured that, against the position of deniers and anti-vaccines, “I will fight -he said- informing the population” because “there are lives at stake and vaccines have saved lives,” and he has announced that he will be “belligerent” on this issue, EFE collects.
According to the minister’s calculations, it is expected that by the end of the year or the beginning of 2021 the three million doses they are already committed to a large pharmaceutical company, which will supply some 30 million doses to the European Union.
If this situation is confirmed, “next summer we will have a much more normal life”, has predicted Illa, who has also assured that “we will not sacrifice any security criteria“As for the first vaccine to be administered in Spain and that has announced that a group of experts is already working to determine how this massive vaccination will be done.
There are a few months left that the minister has foreseen as “difficult and worrying”, with a Christmas “that will not be normal”
In this sense, he has stated that its distribution will be decided with criteria “of equity and proportionality” and people who are at risk will be especially taken into account.
Until then, there are a few months left that the minister has planned as “difficult and worrying”, with a Christmas “that will not be normal, but different and with distance”.
Rule out home confinement
In this sense, the minister has indicated that “the European context is very worrying, the virus is among us and we have to take it seriously. “
“We have to have the mentality that we are in a long-distance race,” he argued, although has ruled out, “to this day”, a home confinement of the population as was done during the first wave of the pandemic in March and April, but has announced more perimeter fences like the current ones.
Health is working on a technical draft to specify more measures to avoid contagion, such as the ban on smoking in the street
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health is also working on a technical draft to specify more measures to avoid contagions, such as the possible ban on smoking on public roads when there is no safety distance, he explained.
Madrid and Catalonia
Asked about discrepancies he has had with the president of the Madrid’s community, Isabel Diaz AyusoFor the application of restrictive measures in that region, Illa has not wanted to enter into a public dispute and has assured that he is trying to “reach consensus.”
It has valued that decisions are made, as has happened in Catalonia with the closure of bars and restaurants, For try stop the increase in cases and he has said that he supports them because “it is better to be prudent” and act.