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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Important to keep in mind that Portugal has the third highest percent elderly population in all of Europe. There is some reason to believe that vaccine efficacy decreases in the elderly. If they can get boosters to those people, they should be good.
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The United States has 16.5 percent of its population over 65. So if countries are not vaccinating children; then the lower percent of people vaccinated in the US makes some sense.
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We have large swaths of the country refusing to mask, vaccinate, & believe god's gonna protect them, &/or they're "owning the libs" by dying for freedom🤷‍♀️ That said, mandate vaccines for interstate travel, mandate vaccines & stop with this "weekly testing instead" loophole.
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Covid zero is an oxymoron
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Covid zero is impossible. Some isolated places may achieve it briefly.
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If you are looking for Covid-0, you do not understand viruses or science. Maybe you should stick to sports and other "important" topics.
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Do you remember SARS-COV-1? Do you remember that was eliminated?
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According to polling, half unvaxxed cited transportation, time off work, etc as main block to vaccination. These people are reachable. PTO paid by feds to vax. Cover transportation etc. The other half is deliberate misinformation, either active or passive. They are hard to reach.
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The injections DON'T protect from variants Attention needs to be shifted to TREATMENTS preventing the need for hospitalizations Saving lives, without the symptom reducing jabs that do not prevent transmission With growing list of adverse effects Seriously rokfin.com/stream/9390/Covid…
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