- vaccination on the balearics is slowly but steadily progressing. just over 10% of the population have had their first jab now. the numbers of daily applied shots is growing (6500 in the last 24hrs) and next week it should go to 7000 a day, given the archipelago will receive nearly 50k vaccine dosis. and while it isn't exactly 'warp speed' as elsewhere, the entire machinery now seems to finally get going properly.
- covid figures are still stable - no crazy spike here on the balearics. also nice to see: 6 days in a row now without any covid deaths on the entire archipelago. the test positivity rate is also staying low (1.3%) which is an important indicator.
- on yesterday's 'bad mask news', as mentioned, there are already conversations going on within the central government and the regional governments and I believe we should soon get an update on that. apparently the actual text of the rule that went into law yesterday had actually been redacted a year ago, in the midst of the first wave, when people were trying to imagine and predict rules for the 'new normality'. now, a year into the pandemic, the thing got public, but to the vast majority of people it's obvious that this rule needs an edit which at least gives an exemption of mask wearing for the beaches. more on this as we have it. as I said yesterday, I can't see this rule being in place in summer.