Neither goodbye to the masks nor back to normality. The outbreak of the seventh wave of the coronavirus in the summer of 2022 has reopened the debate on the need to maintain restrictions to deal with a pandemic that has not ended.
Both the Ministry of Health and the different regional governments have recommended that the population, especially those over sixty years of age, reuse the mask outdoors in indoor spaces where there are crowds or in those places where it is directly impossible. keep the safety distance to prevent coronavirus infections.
These tips join the mandatory use decreed by the Government of wearing the face mask in closed spaces such as health centers, hospitals, pharmacies and public means of transport.
The seventh wave of the coronavirus returns the Spanish to a starting point that Pedro Cavadas warned about back in October 2020 in «El Hormiguero». That was the television interview with the largest audience in Spain with millions of people eager for the surgeon he had alerted before anyone else to offer his forecasts on the evolution of the pandemic.
Asked about the use of the mask, Pedro Cavadas replied that it would take "another couple of years" for the use of the mask to be "optional." The Valencian doctor, who is part of the Forbes list of the best doctors, hit the nail on the head again. Expert forecasts now say that the protection measures against the spread of covid caused by the new variants will be maintained until the end of 2022.
Pedro Cavadas even went further and predicted that the removal of the mask will depend on each person even during the following years. In fact, the surgeon warned that the masks will not definitively disappear from our lives until the distribution of vaccines reaches the entire world population or a remedy is achieved that definitively ends the pandemic.
In this regard, in the same October 2020 interview in which Pedro Cavadas predicted two more years of masks, he warned that the asymmetric distribution of coronavirus vaccines would cause it to take "several years" to protect all inhabitants, which was going to cause the spread of new variants (as is happening now in Spain) and delay the eradication of the pandemic.
In this regard, Pedro Cavadas criticized the coronavirus deniers in his day and has publicly exposed the need to receive the vaccine despite the possible adverse effects it may cause. In this sense and in the face of the rapid spread of contagion from the seventh wave of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health, in addition to the use of the mask, also recommends the booster dose of the vaccine for those people who have not yet received it today.