Even though this is in Portuguese, dated yesterday and way off-topic from my usual stuff, I wanted to make sure I kept a record of how the Portuguese government is handling the pandemic.
Since my last post on the topic, daily case reporting has become even more of a shambles, with demographics missing from reported figures due to “system issues” and an (apparently fumbled) attempt at consolidating data.
But the aggregate numbers are still available (and climbing), so cessation of these meetings between the government and health experts is baffling to say the least and irresponsible at worst, even if it’s couched as “entering a new phase”.
This is purely driven by economic and political interests, and it’s going to cost us as Summer unfolds and Lisbon and Algarve maintain a growing infection rate (currently at an average of 300-ish new cases a day, placing us nearly halfway up the peak).
Also, just for kicks, the Director of Information and Analysis of DGS (our NHS-like institution) just quit her job, which is… interesting.