The Spanish government is preparing a fundamental change in strategy with regard to the corona pandemic. Accordingly, the Covid 19 virus will in future be classified as ordinary flu because mortality rates have decreased significantly in recent months. Numerous studies meanwhile also indicate that the Omikron variant is a comparatively harmless variant of the virus. In Germany, for example, hospital admissions and ventilation are falling significantly, although the number of cases is increasing sharply.
The change in strategy therefore includes a reassessment of the collection of data and its assessment and evaluation. The method used for this in the future should be similar to that used today for flu.
"We have the conditions to open the debate gradually and as a precaution at the technical and European level in order to evaluate the development of this disease using different parameters than before," said Sánchez in an interview with the radio station Cadena SER, from which the blog Tichy's Insight cited.
Tichy's insight continues: “It is a debate that we are already trying to open on a European level. The health minister herself has spoken to various European health ministers, ”added Sánchez. The lethality fell from 13 percent in the first wave to 1 percent. The prime minister predicted that the current wave would peak in mid-January. Then the curve would fall.