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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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The point was that comparing percentages isn’t a good metric. Especially when one country is 30x larger than the other.

Sep 25, 2021 · 1:21 PM UTC

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A country 30 times larger is likely to have thirty times as many nurses and health professionals to administer vaccines, and thirty times the resources to organise and execute the vaccine roll out
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The USA actually has almost 2X the GDP per capita as Portugal, so you might expect it would have even more capacity to get it done The number of vaccines given in the US hasn’t dropped because it’s too many, or too hard. It’s because people are choosing not to get vaccinated
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What would be better metric than percentages?
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I’d use the absolute numbers or percentages on similar sample sizes like percent of fully vaccinated in the EU which the WHO estimated to be 57.7% in the same time frame unlike the EU commissions 70% which even their numbers don’t support.