The six news you should know today, Wednesday May 13

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1. The tangle of experts for de-escalation that the Government still keeps secret. The twelve “merciless” men and women who decide which territories go through the phase of de-escalation are not a group of experts recruited by the Government as external advisers.
They are technicians and Public Health officials, as recognized by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa. If there was a favorable treatment to determine which community was going through the phase, as communities of different political signs have denounced, the answer would only be in the Government: in the Ministry of Health and its technicians from the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES ). The team of twelve experts, in charge of making a decision “transparent and based on objective criteria”, is the same that makes up the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, the body coordinated by Fernando Simón.

2. Citizens decide today whether to consolidate their turn with the vote on the Justice plan. Citizens left in the air yesterday the position that they will maintain today during the debate on the royal decree-law of Justice to face the consequences of Covid-19 in this administration. The spokesman for the orange formation in the Lower House, Edmundo Bal, has criticized the text harshly in recent weeks, going so far as to affirm that “nothing” would happen if it were repealed, and demanding that the government process it as a bill by the urgent route to allow negotiation with groups. The new dialogue established between the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the Cs leader, Inés Arrimadas, has opened this path to negotiation, so that the orange formation yesterday opened the door to soften its position if the Government agrees to process the text as a bill.

3. The Government unleashes chaos between businesses by prohibiting sales. The de-escalation charted by the Government to revive the economy after the coronavirus pandemic has become a path of obstacles for trade. The Official State Gazette (BOE) published an additional provision last Saturday that establishes that these establishments will not only have to control the capacity, but that they will not be able to carry out “commercial actions” to avoid crowds. The “restriction”, however, will not affect sales “made through the website” of these companies. In other words, there may be discounts on internet platforms, but these discounts will not be transferred to the physical store. The measure has ignited the sector, which has already predicted that this year it will lose 25,000 million and thousands of jobs due to the health crisis unleashed by the coronavirus.

4. They find a virus very similar to SARS-CoV-2 in bats. From what we know so far, the origin of the virus is natural, it probably started in bats and later passed to an animal host, where it developed the necessary mutations to infect humans and cause the pandemic that has kept the world in check for several months. . Now, a new study just published in Current Biology and led by Weifeng Shi, from the Institute of Pathogen Biology at China’s First Shandong Medical University, has just given new support to the theory of natural origin. The researchers have indeed found a very close relative of SARS CoV 2 in bats. The new virus has a lot in common with the one responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, including insertion events, genetic material inserted into the viral genome. and that for some constitutes a clear test of laboratory manipulation.

5. The coronavirus collapses air traffic more than 90% in Europe. The aviation sector has been one of the major victims of Covid-19. According to the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), European air traffic has been reduced by more than 90%. In fact, in the last 30 days, according to flightstats, 12,934 flights have been canceled on the mainland. “It seems that we have hit rock bottom”, regretted the Director General of Eurocontrol, Eamonn Brennan, on his Twitter account a few weeks ago. “Cargo, repatriation and maintenance flights make up the majority of what remains.” For their part, from the aerial information platform Radarbox they affirm: “It is an industry crisis that is shaping up worse than the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11”.

6. The plan of the referees: without concentrations, collegiate guard and use of the private car. As the applied student who arrives at the exam with the subject well learned, there are already a great majority, if not the entirety, the soccer players, coaches, club personnel and fans who recite in a rush the sanitary protocol to follow so that the return of The League is a reality in the middle of next month, but what do we know about the referees? Without them, a party is impossible, and although its role seems invisible, it is and will be much more important than it may seem. The sanitary plan of the referees is being managed with care from the CTA, commanded by its president Velasco Carballo, at the same time advised by the medical manager of the referees, Dr. Casajús, a historian of the Federation. It is a protocol closely linked to that of footballers but with nuances, and also dynamic. .

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