CORONAVIRUS

‘A third of Spaniards would get vaccinated tomorrow, but another third have serious reservations’

Sociologist Josep Lobera flags up the growing rift in Spanish society due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with millions showing dangerously high levels of distrust towards the vaccine, science and the health authorities

PUBLIC SAFETY

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to take public transportation amid the Covid-19 pandemic

According to Spanish health experts, the risk of contagion on buses and trains is low thanks to safety measures, like the use of face masks, as well as improved ventilation systems

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Keys to understanding the launch of 5G in Spain

Here is an overview of what you need to know about the new technology, including where and when it will be available

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Telefónica pledges to bring 5G to 75% of Spanish population by end of the year

The telecoms giant switched on the mobile network signal on Tuesday, but the commercial launch is not expected before early November

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish PM calls on ‘all citizens’ to download coronavirus tracking app Radar Covid

With cases continuing to rise, Pedro Sánchez says the device must be adopted across Spain, highlighting that it could reduce the impact of the pandemic by 30%

CORONAVIRUS

Spain secures its first potential coronavirus vaccine: 30 million doses from AstraZeneca

If the candidate proves to be safe and effective, it is still not expected to be available for sale until the end of the year or the beginning of 2021

IDEAS

Neurotechnology can already read minds: so how do we protect our thoughts?

New tools will allow us to better understand the workings of the brain, helping the sick and opening up economic opportunities but they will also put our mental privacy at risk

CORONAVIRUS

Why are some people protected from Covid-19 without having contracted the disease?

New research suggests that exposure to other coronaviruses that cause the common cold could help develop antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus

CORONAVIRUS

Medical experts call for independent review of Spain’s coronavirus response

In a letter published in 'The Lancet,' 20 Spanish professionals stress the need to identify why the country is faring worse than its neighbors in order to better prepare for future pandemics

ARCHEOLOGY

New discovery fills gap in Atapuerca’s history of human evolution

Two stone tools found in the world-famous archeological site in northern Spain provide answers about its early inhabitants

CORONAVIRUS

Over half of coronavirus patients in Spain have developed neurological problems, studies show

New research indicates that Covid-19 is causing a wide range of disorders in the nervous system and may be directly attacking the brain

ENVIRONMENT

Microplastics and parasites: A look inside the fish of the Western Mediterranean

Study finds a correlation between the presence of small synthetic fibers and the prevalence of worms in the guts of sardines and anchovies, two of the most commercialized species

CORONAVIRUS

Spain may have access to Covid-19 vaccine by early next year, says science minister

Pedro Duque notes that the country is part of the EU team negotiating with drug companies, and that there are five Spanish prototypes underway

INTERVIEW

Spanish immunity expert on coronavirus: ‘Those who have tested positive for antibodies are protected’

Manel Juan, the head of the immunology department at Barcelona’s Clínic Hospital, talks to EL PAÍS about whether reinfection is possible and how long a person may be protected from the virus

CORONAVIRUS

Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app

The new system, Radar Covid, which is designed to alert users if they have come into contact with a person with an active infection, will be trialed in the Canary island of La Gomera

SCIENCE

Spanish scientists launch online protest to demand end to precarious working conditions

The virtual rally for less red tape and more funding gained support from students, research agencies and even Spain’s Science Minister Pedro Duque

SCIENCE

Fighting Covid-19: The pioneers of dexamethasone in Spain

Spanish doctors have been using this corticosteroid medication on patients on ventilators and oxygen support since March. But while it is justified for the critically ill, it can be dangerous for others

CORONAVIRUS

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

An office, a restaurant and a bus were the settings for multiple infections that have been studied in detail by health authorities. Their conclusions offer valuable lessons for the deescalation process

ENVIRONMENT

The new invasive mosquito species spreading ‘like an oil stain’ in Spain

Scientists warn the ‘Aedes japonicus’ has great potential to expand because it can adapt to cold weather and breed “in a wide range of aquatic habitats”

INTERVIEW

Spanish Covid-19 expert: ‘There is more virus circulating now than before the state of alarm’

Margarita del Val, who heads a cross-disciplinary scientific research effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic, offers her views on the possibility of a second wave in Spain, and what to do about it

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus confinement measures may have saved 450,000 lives in Spain

New study of 11 European countries concludes that lockdown has had a major effect on reducing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

IDEAS

Why science should revolutionize the world of politics

Scientists Rafael Yuste and Darío Gil believe that the moment has come to elevate scientific thinking to the spheres of power, as was previously done with the economy and the law

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s macro study shows just 5.2% of population has contracted the coronavirus

The results of the second round of testing suggest the deescalation of confinement measures has not so far caused a significant resurgence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

coronavirus

ccu cgg cgg gca – The 12 letters that changed the world

The genome of the new coronavirus harbors a short sequence suspected of being the main culprit of its uniquely infectious and aggressive nature

CORONAVIRUS

Genetic analysis suggests that the coronavirus was already circulating in Spain by mid-February

A study of the first 28 genomes of the virus rules out the existence of a single ‘patient zero’ in the country

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s new coronavirus app could detect violators of lockdown rules

Sources say that the information will not be used for this purpose, but rather to give users personalized responses on regional health protocols

ASTRONOMY

Upset at losing an hour from Daylight Saving Time? Just imagine losing 10 days

When the Roman-era calendar was adjusted to the solar year, subjects of the Spanish Empire went to bed on Thursday, October 4, 1582, and woke up on Friday, October 15