“I don't comment on the matter, because it's not an issue on the agenda. The topic on the agenda is vaccination, even if it is not mandatory, moving forward in full force, and it is moving forward”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
A day after the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, admitted a debate at the European Union level on mandatory anti-covid-19 vaccination, when 150 million people are not vaccinated and more than five million have already died from the disease, the President of the Republic noted that “this matter at a European level is being debated and will be debated”, but Portugal should not wait for the conclusion of this debate.
“Let's move forward with the spontaneous, voluntary, mass vaccination that we have had. Prevention is better than cure, and, as we move forward, we are anticipating what other countries still took time to discuss”, he pointed out.
Asked what Christmas can the Portuguese expect this year, he replied that they will have "whatever they want" if they continue to be vaccinated and comply with health regulations.
“That is, they are willing and able to be vaccinated. And if they continue to want to be vaccinated, if they adhere, as they have been, to vaccination, and if, at the same time, they respect health rules, they will have a Christmas that is both open and sensible. And it is this balance that is fundamental”, he declared.
How can anyone still believe anything coming from politicians and/or the media?
- only 3 weeks to flatten the curve
- the vax is 100% safe
- the vax stops transmission
- the vax stops hospitalisation
- the vax stops death
- the vax only for elderly and at risk
- the vax only for over 50
- the vax only for over 40
- we will no vax teens
- we will not vax children
- there will be no vax passports
- there will be no discrimination of unvaxed
Anyone who still believes a word these clowns say, can not be helped.
Also, I doubt this comment will get published. Fact checkers were never a thing until we started coming to close to the truth.
By DD from Lisbon on 03 Dec 2021, 09:20
This same man lied to everybody last year after the first lockdown that "the people wouldn't accept another lockdown"
We all know what his narrative is, he just does what Ursula Von der Leyen tells him to. He has to, after accepting the European union's "bazooka".
Expect mandatory vaccines and boosters for everyone, connected to your digital COVID passport. Please mark my words, this will happen unless we so obeying like little lambs. This has nothing to do with health any more, all about control. Don't let your cognitive dissonance and Stockholm syndrome tell you otherwise!
By Fred Doe from Algarve on 03 Dec 2021, 09:32
Not sure if this is a trick, normally cautious of Mr President, but he's won me this time.
By Albert from Other on 03 Dec 2021, 10:48
Part of the Nuremberg trials focused on forced medical procedures.
I think we are at a very dangerous crossroads between freedom and totalitarianism.
We need to tread extremely carefully here,because if the sanctity of our bodies is breached then we have surrendered everything to governments from here on in.
The Portuguese government needs to be clear in stating this will never be allowed here.
By James from Algarve on 03 Dec 2021, 10:54
Highly regrettable behaviour of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa! Once again the supreme leader of the Portuguese Republic shies away from his responsabilities - providing guidance to the people - regarding one of the most pressing issues facing our society: the vaccination against the deadly C19 virus! This item is not even in his "busy" agenda! Where on Earth should we go for guidance when the President's beliefs interfere with the rational, courageous and competent fulfillment of his duties as "President of all Portuguese"?
By Tony Fernandes from Other on 03 Dec 2021, 14:30