The Balearic message is get vaccinated.

The Balearic message is get vaccinated.

22-11-2021Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Balearic government spokesperson, Iago Negueruela, said today that the 20 percent of the Balearic population which has yet to get vaccinated “has no excuse not to have done so by now”.

After this morning’s weekly meeting of the Balearic cabinet, Negueruela, said that the government are monitoring Covid developments in Europe extremely closely and he admitted that there is mounting concern about the “tough measures” which are being reintroduced in countries such as Holland, Austria and Germany.

Negueruela, who is also the Minister for Tourism, was quick to point out that in the various countries currently having to tackle a sharp spike, the vaccination levels are much lower than in Spain and the Balearics, but he stressed that no one can afford to let their guard down and that vaccination is key, especially if the Balearics wants to enjoy the festive season relatively restriction-free.

And, to drive that message home he called on the population, in paricular those who have not been vaccinated to be “responsible and think about the well-being of society in general. Show some solidarity.” Negueruela said that just over 80 percent of the target population in the Balearics has been vaccinated and, as a result, the pressure on the health service is “under control”, but he wants to keep it that way.

But, he said that the government, for the moment, is not planning on ramping up restrictions, if anything it will just raise levels of alert such as in Minorca. “Last year we were not vaccinated for neither Black Friday nor the Bank Holidays in the run up to Christmas, this year we are, so that is why we’re not talking about restrictions.” he said.

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James / Hace 9 days

@Mark, explain to me why Gibraltar 100% vaccinated are seeing cases rise rapidly and hospitals filling up. Ireland 94% vaccinated, mask mandates, covid passports for everything since July cases 275% up. In the UK 73% of Covid patients in hospital are double vaccinated. Most of them obese, old or vulnerable. There was an interesting article I was reading from the Lancet medical journal last week that showed a study that the vaccinated are more likely to spread it around. People need to settle down abit, Europe's burning every week at the moment and Austria, and Germany look ready to repeat history. It should be worrying for everybody not just the unvaccinated. Because when everybody is vaccinated what's there next move. To make an experimental vaccine compulsory is bonkers. They could carrying testing all sorts on us as humans. And how many of these booster shots are you prepared to take? for society or your government. So many have natural immunity also, what trumps the vaccine. It's a corona virus that will get weaker as it is passed around.

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Mark / Hace 10 days

If the numbers keep going up and non-vaxers are occupying all the IC beds and talk of lock downs comes into play again, then maybe it is time to make vaccination compulsory. The individual rights of non vaxer to "freedom" is as much the right of freedom of the vast majority (read 80%) of people.

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