Coronavirus in Spain (late Feb 21 onwards) - thread for the latest (3rd?) wave here - starting with a glimmer of good news

spanishman

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AstraZeneca starts again in the province of Almería (coming my way soon, hopefully)

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noti...zeneca-regresa-hoy-a-mas-de-2-300-almerienses

Google translation:

AstraZeneca returns today to more than 2,300 people from Almeria

The vaccine is re-administered to professionals who were already receiving it


More than 2,300 people will be in charge of giving the starting signal in the province today to return to the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine after it was suddenly paused last week due to doubts about its side effects.

It will be the groups that were already receiving it before the stoppage (health workers, teachers and members of the State Security Forces and Bodies) who will follow it from this morning, although, as indicated by sources from the Health delegation to LA VOICE, the 2,000 people from Almería who will receive it belong to the health districts of Poniente, with 1,000 doses, and of Almería, with 1,300, and it will also be administered this Wednesday to firefighters in the North Health Management Area, which includes the Levante and from Alto Almanzora.

Thus, the same sources point out, in the North district the second doses of Pfizer vaccines will be administered throughout the day to people over 80 years of age, who will also receive it, as usual, this Wednesday in the Poniente and Poniente districts. Almeria.

Stored dose

Specifically, as pointed out by the Junta de Andalucía after learning of the decision taken on Monday by the Ministry of Health to resume vaccination with AstraZeneca from today, the doses that had been stored pending to be inoculated will be administered, as well as almost 18,000 others that They will arrive throughout the week for the entire autonomous community.

Thus, today the Junta de Andalucía is going to remove from the 'freezer' the 1,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that it decided to keep immobilized since last March 12, when the alarm was raised about the possible complications that had arisen in patients who had received the vaccine. So far, in the province of Almería, a total of 19,627 citizens have received doses of AstraZeneca before their 'stand by'.

In the same way, on Monday it was known that Health also approved expanding the age range of those vaccinated with AstraZeneca to 65 years, a request that the autonomous community of Andalusia had made on numerous occasions since the arrival of the vaccine in our country.

After the decision, Jesús Aguirre pointed out, all those people between 55 and 65 years old who are pending to be vaccinated from essential groups previously vaccinated until 55, such as security forces and bodies, teaching personnel and home help, among others, and start vaccination as soon as possible with all 65-year-olds (those born in 1956) and progressively continue with those aged 64, 63, and so on.

More than 100,000

The return of vaccination with the controversial vaccine in the United Kingdom arrives in the province on the day that more than 100,000 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna and 34,283 are already immunized after having received the two doses of the vaccines, which That does not prevent, as the health authorities continuously point out, that the immunized person does not get infected, but rather reduces the severity with which the coronavirus attacks the body.

In the entire autonomous community, so far the Junta de Andalucía has administered a total of 1,239,809 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 and, specifically, 445,365 people have already received the complete vaccine with the two doses, while 349,079 only have the first one.

By provinces, as indicated by the Andalusian Ministry of Health and Families in its daily coronavirus statement, in Seville a total of 269,360 doses have been administered and 98,862 people have already completed the vaccine, while in Malaga the total dose amounts to now to 214,284 and the people with both already inoculated are 77,724.

To the queue

For its part, in the province of Cádiz there are 166,708 vaccines already administered and people with the two doses add up to 60,099; in Granada, 147,382 those administered and 54,761 people with both; and in Córdoba, 147,127 the doses and 53,763 the people with the complete schedule of the vaccine.

And Almería, as usual since the beginning of the vaccination, on December 28, 2020, continues to be among the least vaccinated, despite already having 108,600 people the first dose. Worse numbers, meanwhile, presents Huelva, where the vaccines are 77,359 and 26,060 people already have both.
 

Malaguena

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That's the thing though - you can't just say "Spain" because there's such variation between the regions ..... primarily because each region has both political and health autonomy.

The article does say that Andalucia is one of the regions where it isn't rising, and certainly the infection rates in Malaga are continuing to fall - 66.1 / 100,000 today

I would bet my mortgage that in Madrid rates are rising, mainly because the region are playing political games with the national government ..... and of course much of the media equate Madrid with Spain
 

spanishman

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That's the thing though - you can't just say "Spain" because there's such variation between the regions ..... primarily because each region has both political and health autonomy.

The article does say that Andalucia is one of the regions where it isn't rising, and certainly the infection rates in Malaga are continuing to fall - 66.1 / 100,000 today

I would bet my mortgage that in Madrid rates are rising, mainly because the region are playing political games with the national government ..... and of course much of the media equate Madrid with Spain
Almería province is higher than a lot of places in Andalucía. With hot spots in various municipalities.

Here is a link to a chart to see that we had a 3rd wave. Then it started dropping. Now it is just creeping up a bit here.

Plus a link to where you can see all of the daily stats for provinces in Andalucía (with the Almería "page" showing)
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Malaguena

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Almería province is higher than a lot of places in Andalucía. With hot spots in various municipalities.

Here is a link to a chart to see that we had a 3rd wave. Then it started dropping. Now it is just creeping up a bit here.

Plus a link to where you can see all of the daily stats for provinces in Andalucía (with the Almería "page" showing)
.



I think I've linked this before, but this is the interactive graphic showing rates in both Malaga province and Andalucia region - I see what you mean about a couple of hotspots in Almeria


Edit - some nice graphs at the bottom of that article as well

Edit Edit - doesn't look too bad for @JaenBoro
 

spanishman

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I think I've linked this before, but this is the interactive graphic showing rates in both Malaga province and Andalucia region - I see what you mean about a couple of hotspots in Almeria


Edit - some nice graphs at the bottom of that article as well

Edit Edit - doesn't look too bad for @JaenBoro
Yes. Agreed. Some good graphs as well.

There is an Andalucía municipalities map on their site here - https://www.mapacovid.es/ Doing a similar thing to the maps on your link. My guess is that the data for the maps on your link comes from this one.
 

Malaguena

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I was looking to do the Camino in Spetember/October. Not looking good for that?
Well it's open again - Fridays and Saturdays only at the moment I think. A group of us did it in July last year and it was masks, hairnets, and hard hats at all times, which ruined the photos somewhat :D

It will almost certainly be fully open in September / October, and I'd say you'll be fine - life is pretty much as normal over here now, albeit with masks and distancing which people tend to comply with, and as I said above, in Malaga province infection rates have plummeted and deaths minimal - guess it's how confident / risk averse you are about the flight over (assuming you're in the UK)

PS - and I guess you don't need telling, but it really is worth doing - fantastic experience. In normal times you need to book months in advance, however here's a little tip they don't publicise - 100 tickets go on sale on a first come, first served basis at 07:00 every morning from the kiosk at the entry at the top of the walk, and that's a great time to do it in summer before it gets too hot.
 

JaenBoro

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I think I've linked this before, but this is the interactive graphic showing rates in both Malaga province and Andalucia region - I see what you mean about a couple of hotspots in Almeria


Edit - some nice graphs at the bottom of that article as well

Edit Edit - doesn't look too bad for @JaenBoro
Slowly getting better. But it is very slow now just like everywhere. I don't think we'll see much more improvement until there are a LOT more people with the vaccine.
 

spanishman

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Some good news for Spain....

Production of the J & J vaccine in Spain from June 2021

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noti...lon-de-vacunas-de-janssen-al-dia-en-barcelona

Google translation:

Spain will produce from June one million Janssen vaccines a day in Barcelona

Minister Reyes Maroto announces that it will be produced at the Reig Jofre plant


Good news for Spain. As announced a few minutes ago by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, Spain will produce the Janssen vaccine from June with a production capacity of one million vaccines per day.

This has been assured by the Spanish Minister during her visit to the Reig Jofre pharmaceutical plant, in Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona), where the vaccine will be produced and where she has been accompanied by the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, who has assured that the European Union will deliver to Spain "what it needs" to achieve the immunization of herd with about 70% of the population vaccinated in summer.

Single dose

Janssen's vaccine is the first of a single-dose regimen included by the United Nations, which should "facilitate" vaccination logistics in all countries, they point out from the WHO. Additionally, the "extensive" data from large clinical trials shared by the company also show that the vaccine is "effective" in older populations.

To accelerate the inclusion of the vaccine, WHO and a team of evaluators from all regions adopted what is called an 'abbreviated evaluation', which is based on the results of the EMA review and evaluation of the data from quality, safety and efficacy.

The assessment also considered suitability requirements such as cold chain storage and risk management plans to be implemented in the countries. And, although the vaccine must be stored at -20 degrees, which can be a challenge in some environments, it can be stored for three months at 2-8 ° C and has a long shelf life of two years.
 

spanishman

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Over 1 million more vaccines have just arrived in Spain - from Facebook at around 09:20 this morning
 

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spanishman

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Never mind this vaccine malarky - what about the BIG news story in Spain this week.....

Malaga v Almeria
Tuesday 30th March
19:30

Vamos las boquerones :cool:
I was looking at the fixtures and spotted that. We were robbed by the ref and VAR in our last match.

Watch the 9th minute of injury time here.

Video link courtesy of @TMG501 on another thread. I had been too busy to watch the highlights.
 

Ingleby_Flash

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Lanzarote latest coronavirus information updated daily​

Current active cases on the island – 74

Currently in Hospital – 7

Cases in ICU -5

The infection rate per 100,000 over the last 7 days is 30.

Lanzarote has had 48 deaths from Covid 19 since the epidemic began.
 
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