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“Waiting has a cost in lives”

Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:04 a.m.

Daniel López Acuña defends the return to house arrest and is doing it now. The former director of WHO Crisis Health Assistance said on Tuesday that the coronavirus situation “requires more drastic measures” and that “at this time the measure for Spain, as the other neighboring European countries, is home confinement. “.

This is how the expert spoke in an interview on Antena 3, where he warned that “asking for time or waiting has a cost in lives”.

“Waiting at this time does not make sense”, insisted Professor López Acuña, given the refusal of the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, to impose a new home confinement, and the request of the vice-president Carmen Calvo “to await the results” of the last measures.

In this sense, the public health specialist considers that the Asturian President, Adrián Barbón, who is asking the central government for this measure, “has taken a very reasonable step”. “The voices of the Autonomous Communities calling for house arrest are deeply meaningful,” he said.

If it is necessary to rethink the state of the alarm and renegotiate it, then do so “

In addition, and despite the fact that this drastic restriction is not considered in the current state of alert, López Acuña indicated that “it is not an obstacle to the measure to be taken”. “If you have to rethink the state of alarm and renegotiate it, then do it”, he condemned.

“At this moment, the most important thing is to stop the snowball that we have regarding the incidence and especially the pressure of care”, added the professor, who reiterated the need “to intervene” to “stop this flood”. “, after the more than 55,000 infections recorded over the weekend, the worst of the second wave of the pandemic, and” with increasing pressure from health care. “

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