Despite the fact that the vaccine is already a reality, the truth is that the coronavirus continues to advance in the European continent and many countries have already entered a new alert. That is the case in the United Kingdom, where after finding a new mutation of the virus that spread to other countries, it now has a shortage of beds to admit patients.
There, doctors canceled scheduled surgeries to avoid having patients in hospitals occupying beds and reserve the ones that remain for Covid-19 patients. In that sense, Dr. Nick Scriven, president of the Society of Acute Medicine, pointed out that “with the numbers approaching the peaks of April, the systems will once again be overloaded to the limit.”
Meanwhile, from the British government they indicated that they will not avoid moving to new or more extensive restrictions if infections continue to increase, since it is one of the countries with the most deaths from this disease.
In the case of Germany, although it was one of the countries with the lowest mortality, they have already exceeded 30,000 deaths due to Covid-19 and in just 24 hours they registered 10,976 new coronavirus infections. Since last September 16, the country returned to a stage of isolation.
“We can gradually return to normality from the summer,” German Health Minister Jens Spahn told the press. At the same time, an official of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, pointed out that “although the vaccines now arrive earlier than expected, they will only contribute slowly to improve the situation.”
On the other hand, in Spain, a study carried out by the Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery reported that cases of coronavirus infections in children grew from 1 to 12% during the second wave. Of them, the majority of them are mildly and only 1% required hospitalization.
“By increasing the performance of diagnostic tests, many more cases are being detected in children who are asymptomatic and who were not diagnosed in the first wave, because so many tests were not done,” they explained.