On May 9, the state of alarm that our country has dragged on since October ends. The Government then set that date as the end, trusting that, already into the spring, the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic would have improved. And so it has been: vaccination progresses with more than 50% of those over 60 with at least one dose, and the fourth wave has not come anywhere near the peaks of the third. But the epidemiological situation is not completely controlled, the goal of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants has not been reached and the incidence continues to skyrocket in some points. For this reason, the government of Euskadi has explicitly stated that it wants the state of alarm to continue, and also that of Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León. The Executive rejects it, even if it is limited to some territories. Minister Carolina Darias said it on Wednesday and has repeated it this Thursday in Congress. And that puts us in a situation like that of the summer of 2020: the communities do not have full powers to put two measures above all, the curfew, and the perimeter confinement.
Vaccination (but not only) appeases the fatality of the fourth wave