A little over a month since my last update on how COVID is panning out in Portugal, I think it’s time to have another look at things.
The only saving grace here is that vaccination does work (at least in preventing ICU overrun), and that we’re already doing boosters for 65+ folk.
But even there we should be doing more, and we lack data on the number of people who are both vaccinated and infected with milder symptoms–which is kind of essential to understanding the way the pandemic is evolving.
So yep, unfortunately I was right in the sense that we’re going to have a reprise (albeit minimized) of last year’s holiday season bumbling. Buckle up, it’s not going to be easy.