Portugal, with a world-leading vaccination rate, still can’t reach herd immunity


Just as important, vaccination had allowed the center to reopen its doors. People who had been cut off from their families — falling into depression, “losing their taste for life,” Moura said — were now seeing their children. Many made shuttle trips to the nearest mall. Graça Carita, 85, who had been widowed at age 38, went on a date. Francisco Pratas (83), who had driven his car through the parking lot of the nursing home last year to keep it from burning out, was now able to drive towards the sea.



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