World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 08 Apr, 2021 02:00 am

Spanish premier Sanchez pledges to end social distancing as COVID-19 rises

Spanish premier Sanchez pledges to end social distancing as COVID-19 rises
Spain’s Socialist Party-Podemos government has pledged to end social distancing measures in order to fully reopen Spain’s economy, even as COVID-19 cases rise.

” This demonstrates the PSOE-Podemos government’s staggering indifference to human life, as infection rates pick up across Spain and Europe.Due to the PSOE-Podemos government’s disastrously organised vaccine strategy and the nationalist controversies surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine, a far greater proportion of 25-49 year olds in Spain (10.” But rather than taking the necessary measures to prevent this forecasted outbreak, the PSOE-Podemos government is scaling back social distancing to open Spain up to tourism.” The PSOE-Podemos government refused to take any measures to restrict tourism during the busy Easter holiday period, even though Spanish inhabitants were themselves prevented from leaving their own regions due to coronavirus restrictions.

” The increase in infections in Spain is not the fault of individuals, but the responsibility of the PSOE-Podemos government, who have consistently prioritised profits over lives.The seven-day rolling average of new cases and the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants have both been steadily climbing since mid-March.

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