Impossible to read this as anything other than an utter failure.
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Portugal went from 34% vaccinated to 84% vaccinated in three months. In that same timeframe the US went from 46% to 54%.
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Remember when it was like ‘yea our response hasn’t been great but at least it’s not Europe haha’

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Yes: to be clear, more waves will come. Europe has not attained COVID-zero. But if Portugal, at 85% vaccinated, experiences a per-capita death toll anywhere close to what our summer wave has been, then something has gone horribly wrong.
I agree it's a bit of a disaster, but remember *last* summer when the South was blowing up and the North and Europe were not. Now remember last winter?
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In that time frame the number of people vaccinated in the US was 3x the population of Portugal.
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If you ask an adult, I’m sure they’ll be happy to explain what the % sign means
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That means they vaccinated 5 million people. In the same time the US vaccinated 25.4 million people.
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Omg, wow, turns out you are correct, the USA is a bigger country than Portugal! This is a stunning revelation, maybe you can get this finding published in Nature!?!?!
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Lmao at the replies trying to make excuses by pointing to the difference between the raw numbers of vaccinations between the US and Portugal, as if the US lacked any advantage in raw resources and logistics.
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Portugal probably didn’t politicize the vaccine
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Agree that it's an absolute embarrassment for the US but how does Portugal only have less than 15% of their population under 12 (or 16)? Either they have nearly 100% adult rate and/or they have no young people somehow. Fascinating
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Unfortunately you are right The % of the Portuguese population under 15 was, in 2020, close to 13.5%
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