quarta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2020

Version 2.191

The circus goes on and the media goes around and around over the "smooth transition" that is not going smoothly. Nothing else was to be expected, of course. What could have been expected, at least in Europe, was the resurgence of the coronavirus with a vengeance. Many European governments spent the summer doing nothing to prepare for the Fall and Winter, so now all that is left to do is to see how many people will die and even that would require a better handle on the data.

Surprisingly, there are some governments that think ahead. A month ago or so, the Prime Minister of Greece gave an interview to Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group. The weather was still warm, but he was already saying, somewhat coyly, that to Greece one of the things in which to spend the money was heaters to allow people to stay outdoors comfortably.

I suppose our very own Prime Minister has not thought of anything useful to do for the Portuguese people, other than allowing quick cremations, which the government did very early on in the pandemic. If that's not admiting that a lot of people will die under his watch, I don't know what is.

Too bad the Portuguese media is so entertained with the American elections. It would be useful to know how people are planning on preparing for the cold winter that is on the way. Since more people will spend time at home, will they have access to heating in their homes? Is the government planning on subsidizing heating costs, buying electrical heaters for the poor, etc.

Or the plan is to expedite cremations even further? Maybe develop an app to do the paperwork?

1 comentário:

  1. Oh my God.
    Your right of course.

    Ninguém quer estar na pele dos decision makers in these troubled times...


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