Portugal is tightening its corona measures – and has to go into lockdown after New Year’s Eve. The country is seeing rising incidences despite the near full vaccination of all adults, which is another example of the obvious nonsense of compulsory vaccination.
The fact that the story of the vaccination campaigns that are particularly successful in some countries is increasingly turning out to be window dressing is particularly evident in Portugal: There, as in Spain, new corona measures have now been announced. Because although the south-western European country has the highest full vaccination rate of the total population in all of Europe, the socialist government already has a lockdown from January 2nd to 9th, 2022 arranged. In this Contagion Containment Week should work from home as much as possible and avoid contacts outside of the immediate family circle. Bars and restaurants will remain closed, the start of school has been postponed to January 10th.
Since December 1st, it is again mandatory to wear a mask indoors. In many places, admission is subject to proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test. People who have been vaccinated must be tested for visits to old people’s homes or hospitals as well as at large events without seats.
In addition, the entry requirements are tightened: In addition to the vaccination card, a negative test must be presented. Fines of up to 20,000 euros per passenger can be imposed on airlines that do not carry out proper checks.
Bizarre: 87% of the Portuguese population are fully vaccinated, for those over 12 it is almost 100%. Nevertheless, the number of Covid 19 infections and hospital occupancy have been rising steadily for weeks, the 7-day incidence is 160, ascending trend. At the same time, the country is becoming a practical example that the expectations attached to mandatory vaccination in Austria and soon also in Germany are completely irrelevant.
But despite the obvious failure of the vaccination campaign, it is even tightened: Before Christmas, everyone over 65 and those over 50 who have been vaccinated with Janssen should be given a booster vaccination. Next week, the National Vaccination Commission even wants to decide whether children between the ages of five and eleven should be vaccinated. (DM)