If corruption is kept at bay a small country like Portugal has a chance. What part of “prevention” do people not understand? What part of “never-before-in-modern-history” or “uncharted territory” do people not understand? We can either have business as usual and watch the bodies stack up or take a longer, more painful route and maybe have light at the end of the tunnel. NO ONE KNOWS! So stop complaining. We must, must, look to the leaders who we believe care, and follow their lead. Just be grateful you don’t live in the U.S. where corruption is at an all-time high and the leadership is AWOL. Fortunately, smart Governors might be able to save their states. I’ve never been more glad to live in a blue state. And I never thought I would ever say anything nice about a republican, but Governor Hogan (R) of Maryland is to be commended. Highly.
from USA on 05-04-2020 06:06
Soooo, she knows the answer to this eh? Maybe the only person in the world!!! WOW.
No one knows how things will last like they are now. You can only guess.
About the vaccine, I think its also absurd to say this will last until there is a vaccine.
Just have fun how you can and don’t watch news, my advice…
from Algarve on 05-04-2020 09:44
Portugal as a nation has been through much worst than this, from moorish invasions, Black Death pandemics, earth quakes, tsunamis, Spanish & French invasions, Salazar dictatorship, EU dictatorship, we will survive all of them and thrive, we always have as a nation!
from Madeira on 04-04-2020 05:07
You cakers know nothing…like the previous piece about Salazar? Are you even Portuguese? Stay home, watch Jamie Oliver, keep your comments to yourself. Shapeshifters
By Dizzy onion ring
from Other on 04-04-2020 08:12
Very good summary.
So politicians thing that they can close the country for weeks.
And then it will be over. After 3 weeks it is not better. But even worse. Then we need to fight another 2 weeks. And again and ….
But it will take at least ½ year before it is down to decent levels again.
So we need to do our bets. But we can’t close everything for 6, 9 12 month.
Bu can keep distance to our people, wash out hands. And stay in isolation when we are sick.
By Erik G.
from Algarve on 03-04-2020 09:59
Kindly add the links to the sources of these informations!
from Lisbon on 03-04-2020 01:55
You’re wrong Thomas K.
Portugal survived for decades under the isolationist Salazar (& later) regimes It will survive this. True, the financial damage will be extensive, BUT so will it be for many other nations – not least the swaggering USA – which may very well cease to exist as we know it.
The EU is the key to Europe’s recovery because, in my opinion, only inter-community co-operation will produce recovery for the whole of the Community.
from Algarve on 03-04-2020 11:39
there is a lot of problem for rent of houses
from Algarve on 03-04-2020 11:26
The lady might be right from a health perspective, but Portugal as a nation and a people will financially not survive a long shutdown of economic activities. And please donät expect the EU to pay for this madness.
By Thomas K
from Lisbon on 03-04-2020 09:32
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