The arrival of the first vaccine against COVID-19 in Spain was good news two weeks ago, although its application has had two speeds from the beginning. The complex vaccination process that began in early December and which aims to immunize 70% of the population by the end of summer, has now faced a new challenge: to overcome the inclement weather left by the storm Filomena and the subsequent wave of cold that will hit the peninsula in the coming days. “We cannot speak of an improvement in the meteorological situation, on the contrary, we must keep our guard very high,” warned Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska. But despite the recognition throughout the weekend by the different administrations of the impossibility of having previously foreseen the magnitude of the snowfall that leaves “worst storm in 50 years”, the Government assures that the doses of Pfizer corresponding to this week will arrive in a timely manner.
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