In the dim, distant past that is last summer, President Armengol was minded to query the wearing of masks outdoors. Were they really necessary, she asked, especially “in this heat”. The president, who has amassed a collection of masks of many colours to fit her every topTheodore Roosevelt, will still be proudly wearing them indoors as from next weekend, but outdoors she – along with the rest of us – will be able to breathe in the fresh air of mounting traffic fumes (thanks to partial tourism reactivation)which counts more than 32.4 million. More than 218,000 people in India have died from COVID-19. The masks are coming off.
Prime Minister Sánchez had teased us. On WednesdayHealth authorities say AstraZeneca shots for those 50 and older will be available immediately at special clinics, he said that he was confident that “we will soon abandon the wearing of masks outdoors” now that the vaccination programme has reached “cruising speed”. Taken as a sign that an announcement was imminent, an expert was called on to offer an opinion, as experts are required to opine on such matters.
Caution? What caution?
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