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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

New wave of covid rises and flu arrives early for its autumn date

New wave of covid rises and flu arrives early for its autumn date

Every day it becomes more apparent: the Covid-19 pandemic is starting again, seen as the start of a new wave (the seventh, according to some, the eighth to others). In this case, the curve rises simultaneously with a flu pandemic such that, after two autumns without a flu, the year appears to be running for some time to its traditional appointment.

If you take a look at your surroundings, many people will see that after the very good months of August and September, people have been infected with the coronavirus again. “As temperatures drop and more activities are done in poorly ventilated interiors, and without the protection of masks, the risk of contagion increases significantly,” he explains. Danielle Lopez AcunaMedical epidemiologist and former senior manager of the World Health Organization (WHO) based in Asturias.

The incidence of COVID in Asturians over the age of 60 – the only population group for which official controls are carried out – has been increasing for over two weeks. If this trend continues, Asturias will lose its zone of “controlled circulation” viola in a few days and move to a “low” risk level. We’ll have to see how far the wave goes, as the second anticovid booster dose began a week ago. The first to receive this are the residents of the Residence for the Elderly and the Center for Workers and the Disabled. This week the first phase will end and the second will begin: vaccinations for people over the age of 80 who live at home. If the administration deadline is met, then the entire Ashtadhyayi, non-age and centenarian population will get this puncture against the coronavirus by the end of next October.

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