Madrid, Spain(TMT)- Our northern neighbor Spain is finally flattening the coronavirus curve and this is mainly due to various measures the authorities took weeks ago, which helped blunt the damage and reap good results this week, despite its relatively limited testing capacity, with the northern Iberian peninsula only performing between 15,000 to 20,000 tests a day.
Joan Benach, professor of public and occupational health at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona told al Jazeera, “We don’t know exactly how many infections there are and have been in Spain, and geographically speaking, we don’t know where they are. We’re lacking data.
“Right now, what [little data] we have gives the impression that thanks to the measures of containment that have been applied in the last few weeks, we’ve got over the peak.”
According to another professor, Juan Ayllon Barasoain, who is the head of the Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health at the University of Burgos in northern Spain, the pandemic “is following its natural course, partly because you’d expect it to behave like that, partly because the lockdown and other measures are beginning to work. Its peak, that worst moment, was not as bad as it could have been.”
“All epidemics form a kind of wave, and it seems like we’re over the top of that wave and on the way down,” Professor Barasoain told Al Jazeera.
“This pandemic is following its natural course, partly because you’d expect it to behave like that, partly because the lockdown and other measures remain beginning to work. Its peak, that worst moment, was not as bad as it could have been,” Barasoain stressed.
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