The Anonymous Widower

The Spanish COVID-19 Outbreak Must Be Serious

I am watching BBC Breakfast and they are reporting the new outbreaks of COVID-19 in Spain.

It must be serious, as the BBC featured an interview with the Chief Medical Enforcer; Jonathan Van-Tam.

This doctor of Vietnamese heritage, who was raised in Boston in Lincolnshire, has surely been one of the heroes and most trusted voices in the fight against the pandemic.

July 26, 2020 - Posted by | Health | ,


  1. Yes, as you say it must be serious. BUT all over Facebook are comments about people not being given notice. I actually a bit sorry forBoris et al; when they gave people a week to ensure they had masks, everyone sad it should have been immediate rather delayed. They have now taken the decision based on the current situation and acted immediately. And everyone is grumbling about them not going enough warning. They can’t win – whatever they do, a lot of people will criticise!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | July 26, 2020 | Reply

    • They say they they lean on the science so what is the criteria they are using to add countries in? Yes Spain has got a serious hotspot in Catalonia and the daily data shows creep in all other spanish communities (English counties) but you can say the same about UK. Furthermore Belgium and even golden boy Austria have comparable upticks but aren’t included (yet). So im guessing the criteria must be based on not only local case rates but also likely numbers of UK citizens visiting so probability of being infected is much higher. Just wish they would spell out why they are taking decisions then individuals could inform themselves of the risk.

      Mind you it ought to be obvious to anyone travelling abroad this is a live risk unless your going to country that has had a good ‘Coronavirus’ although Italy is showing up on as in very good place on infection rates currently.

      Comment by Nicholas Lewis | July 26, 2020 | Reply

  2. I feel a prudent decision is not to go anywhere outside the UK until there is a vaccine. I have some trips in planning, but they can wait.

    I shall probably go to Bristol or Bath tomorrow by train.

    Comment by AnonW | July 26, 2020 | Reply

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