By Ron Howells • 01 September 2021 • 9:00
Spain has now vaccinated 70% of the population
Spain has now met it’s target and vaccinated 70% of the population.
33.2 million people in Spain have received the full vaccine dose in just eight months in an unprecedented achievement for public health. No other country with a similar demographic population in the world has managed to immunise faster.
Spain has achieved the main objective that governments around the world had set themselves to face the pandemic, to vaccinate 70% of the population with the complete regime against the coronavirus.
As predicted, it had done this on Tuesday, August 31, but the daily report of the campaign issued by the Ministry of Health did not reflect it until today, Wednesday, September 1, since it collects the information from the previous day.
According to the data, Spain ended on Monday with just over 200,000 complete guidelines from exceeding the milestone, while the forecasts – based on the first doses inoculated in recent weeks and the vaccination rate in recent days – were that this Tuesday there will be 300,000 inoculations completed.
With 47.45 million inhabitants, Spain ranks 27th on the list of the most populous countries. None with a similar or larger population have managed to vaccinate faster, according to the Oxford University repository Our World in Data.
All the other countries that reached this milestone before Spain have much smaller populations like Denmark, Uruguay, Iceland and Malta, while the closest and most comparable, such as Italy, France and Germany, have barely managed to exceed a figure of 60%.
The countries that began to vaccinate earlier due to their agreements with pharmaceutical companies, the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, are also significantly slower due to the reluctance of part of their population to be vaccinated.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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