New traffic light: The general message must be that we have not overcome the virus and do not return to normal

Healing gave green light to a new traffic light. A new system of indicators with new ranges adapted to the current situation, with 79.1% of the vaccinated pop

New traffic light: The general message must be that we have not overcome the virus and do not return to normal

Healing gave green light to a new traffic light. A new system of indicators with new ranges adapted to the current situation, with 79.1% of the vaccinated population. Carolina Darias, Minister of Health, stressed, after said announcement, that prevention "is our best ally to keep the virus at bay, with the measures that I want to reiterate: the use of masks, which remains mandatory indoors (and outdoors When you can not keep distance) as the Law 2/2021, Ventilation, Hand washing and vaccination as a more important weapon ».

The Public Health Commission, in which the autonomies and ministry are present, approved the basis of what will be the third update of the coordinated response documentation for the control of the transmission of COVID-19. Only the traffic light was agreed, because there was no setting agreements regarding the restrictions contained in the working document to which the world had.

For Jesús Molina Cabrillana, spokesman for the Spanish Society of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Hygiene (SEMPSPH), this change is "completely relevant, that is, it is no longer the same or incidence of 50, growing because we have a level of protection with The vaccine quite high, with which we are seeing now that the cases are much milder. " He also aims the usefulness that it can be "distinguished between vaccinated and not vaccinated, so that we are more aware of the impact that vaccination has meant."

Another of the new indicators refers to the hospitalization rate and entry into ICU to seven days. "It is key to know how these data vary the last seven days, that is, before the only thing we had was the accumulated, a global percentage, it did not take into account that it is a disease that when the patient enters, it will be very much Time. And occupation rates remain rigid, "explains Molina.

With all this, the Sempsph spokesman puts in value that now "the system accounts for a lot of people who have a mild or asymptomatic Covid because, simply, the capacity for the response of the health system and the diagnostic capacity is very increased. With which we can detect many asymptomatic cases. This is reflected in that there are many cases, but not all will depend on a hospitalization. "

For this reason, before a virus that follows present and on which the impact it causes in the body has been reduced, "we must continue promoting the use of the mask, the surveillance of indoor ventilation and the safety distance", Underline Molina.

Manuel Franco, professor at the universities of Alcalá and Johns Hopkins and spokesman for the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS), aimed that "the general message must be that we have not surpassed the virus and do not return to normal but To a situation that is new, more controlled and we have to maintain surveillance and prepared all non-pharmacological measures for when they are necessary. " In this sense, Franco points out that "the situation changes for the high percentage of vaccination that makes no sick, we die, and that is why they call him controlled circulation."

With the new framework of indicators who gave green light yesterday, without measures, the new epidemiological situation of the communities changes. It should be remembered that so that it is considered at a very high risk region, the incidence accumulated at 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants (IA) increases up to 500 cases, from 300 to 500 would be at high risk (current situation of Navarre and Basque Country) , from 300 to 100 Average Risk (Aragon, Balearic, Canaries, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Murcia, Galicia, Madrid and La Rioja), from 100 to 50 low risk (Andalusia, Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha , Ceuta, Extremadura, and Melilla) and less than 50, controlled circulation.

With the current national IA (139,10 in the report yesterday of Health), Spain would be at average risk or level 2 of the new traffic light. Complete the document at a lower level, low risk, the positivity indicators (5.59%), from occupancy of hospital beds (2.42%) and the rate of new hospitalizations (one of the new indicators included that the Health reports since June 28), 6,33. Also the occupation of UCI (5.97%) and the rate of new income in UCI (also novel), 1.15. All these values have grown from last week to the current week, and they would have stopped situating our country in the new normality of the old traffic light or controlled circulation, according to the new document.

Consulted diverse health and regional sources, it is not known what will happen with the measures that have to accompany the new traffic light and that they would include the third update of the document, the official so-called coordinated response actions for the control of the transmission of COVID-19, That will be guided to the communities from now and to deal with the sixth wave.

Updated Date: 24 November 2021, 10:09

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