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Latest society news for today Thursday, January 13

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Coronavirus: Darias bets on getting the Covid-19 flu against the criteria of the WHO and the EMA

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has advocated this Wednesday at the press conference after the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System for moving towards a flu strategy for Covid-19. “We have to be able to anticipate new scenarios and we have to begin to assess the adaptation of a new surveillance and control system for Covid-19,” said the head of Health, although she insisted that we must take this route “with all caution ”and only when the sixth wave ends, not before.

Health reports 179,125 cases and 125 deaths

The Ministry of Health has notified this Wednesday 179,125 new cases of coronavirus and 125 more deaths since the previous day. The total number of infections since the pandemic began stands at 7,771,367, while according to daily Health data since the pandemic began, a total of 90,508 people have lost their lives.

The PP claims Pedro Sánchez that antigen tests have a maximum price of two euros

The People’s Partyr has required the Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, that sets a maximum price of two euros for antigen tests from today, and that they are totally free for families with lower incomes. This has been announced by the secretary general of the popular, Teodoro Garcia Egea, after the Steering Committee of his party, which has chaired Pablo Casado after his confinement for testing positive for coronavirus. The proposal has generated division between the center-right parties, with Citizens (Cs) unmarking himself and accusing the popular of “interventionists.”

Coronavirus: The WHO alert on Omicron stresses the anti-Covid protocols for this month of January to the limit

After two years of pandemic, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has once again tested the resistance of countries, ready to address the debate of when to change the strategy so as not to penalize the economy more. In Spain the proposal was made by Pedro Sánchez, who raised this week if it is time to treat Covid-19 in a different way, while the World Health Organization (WHO) projects for Europe that in the coming weeks up to half of its population – even more – will be contagious.

Ómicron is already the dominant version of the virus in the world, says the WHO

The Omicron variant, currently responsible for 60% of infections, is already the dominant in the world, as declared today, in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO). However, the agency warns that we are still in the middle of the pandemic and that it is too early to consider Covid-19 as an endemic disease.

Occupation in hospitals and ICU with Covid patients exceeds the two previous waves

Despite the intention of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to “flu-like” the coronavirus pandemic to divert the focus from the runaway number of infections, health indicators deny him. The pressure in hospitals is already at alert levels, with a higher occupancy percentage than the two previous waves, and on the way to breaking the barrier of very high risk of saturation in intensive care units (ICU).

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