More than 11,000 people died during the Fifth Wave of Covid-19, the triple of those officially registered for healing

A total of 11,442 people died between mid-July and mid-September during the worst weeks of the Fifth Wave of Covid-19, which means almost the triple of victims

More than 11,000 people died during the Fifth Wave of Covid-19, the triple of those officially registered for healing

A total of 11,442 people died between mid-July and mid-September during the worst weeks of the Fifth Wave of Covid-19, which means almost the triple of victims than those officially registered by the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, which It limits that figure to 4,355.

This is consists of a report prepared by four professors from the Polytechnic University of Madrid that make up the team of 'dynamic mathematical model to facilitate critical decisions, calculating future consequences of actions carried out', coordinated by Rafael Cascon.

This group of engineers has analyzed the official data of deceased by Coronavirus during the Fifth Ola and has compared it with the mortality records of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in order to measure the excess mortality by the pandemic with respect to other years.

The results yield that, during the 9 weeks of higher mortality from last fifth wave (from July 19 to 19-September), there were 11,442 deaths from the usual ones in the same dates of the years prior to the pandemic, which It supposes a significant increase of 18%.

The deaths with VOCID-19 diagnosed during the same period were 4,355, according to the official data of the Ministry of Health Directing Carolina Darias. Therefore, experts recommend "convenient to investigate the causes of this high mortality" to check if they are directly due to cases of "unidentified" coronavirus or if they are fruits of "independent causes of the disease" to "try to remedy them if they were repeated" .

For this, it is not something casual because "the excess mortality relating to the population during this period in Spain has been significantly higher than that of the rest of the countries of Europe" and aim that the high number of deceased during the Fifth Wave in Summer may be derived from the "flexibilization of measurements in periods of stability" against the COVID-19, such as "the withdrawal of the obligation of masks" in open spaces.

In fact, they argue that the announcement that the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, he realized before ending the month of June to stop using the mask on the street could "contribute to a significant posterior rise in the number of contagion, when they come together Other detrimental factors ".

Finally, the report of this team recommends advancing the protection of the population with "the reinforcement with the third dose of vaccination in the most vulnerable groups, after 6 months of the administration of the second,, understanding that it can contribute to" allege The observed effect of attenuation of the effectiveness of vaccines "and, consequently," avoiding damages before a possible future rebound ".

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 17:21

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