Letters to the director’s opinion

Times when you don’t curse. It will be possible?

It was not expected that a pandemic would be as severe and lasting as “we” do with covid-19. In movies, it’s always easier and further away. Today it is very difficult to live here with us to know what to do. Anything that theoretically anyone can solve in practice is fraught with many difficulties. Of hesitation, of the consequences for people’s health, of the high number of deaths and, as a result, of a forced halt to everything we were used to. And of course those who have effective responsibilities in each country are better adapted to less complicated times.

And in the meantime those who are outside criticize, criticize, say badly, always badly and try to gain space in order to be successful in “drowning the other”, which happens face to face well or less well in the problematic moment. And the curses, constant, permanent, should be able to have more imaginations, more of their own agenda, less just to follow the wave of the curse. It must be difficult, it must be almost impossible to know for a few minutes without saying or writing something negative. But it must be possible to think that if they were in each other’s place, what would they do so well? Ever?

Augusto Küttner de Magalhães, Porto


According to epidemiologists, detention will continue to protect the disruptive health services and seek to stop the virus from spreading in an attempt to end the pandemic. In this context of the disaster we are facing, and when we live on information that only gives us numbers on illness and death, it is legitimate to have access to some goods that are essential to some. The diversity of human nature cannot be measured arbitrarily, and the need to nurture the faith is as important as feeding the body. Likewise, the prohibition on the sale of books is not understood. The economy is in chaos and this measure only worsens the situation of booksellers, writers and publishers. Although books are known to be a religion of the few, access should not be denied.

Diamantino rice, Portimão

System weaknesses

In early 2020, a new reality emerged that we were not prepared for and that forced us to adopt new behaviors and adapt our way of life and living, taking into account the risks associated with a pandemic, the origin of which caused much speculation., But we really don’t know that, and that determines our way of being a lot.

When we faced this new reality, we already knew that it would not be easy, and given that an additional budget was required last year, the health allocation in the state budget for 2021 should include a much larger amount. to make more resources available to the National Health Service as an incentive for health professionals.

We should all be aware that it is not easy to cope with a situation for which we were not prepared, in which it is clear that we should all do our part when asked to implement the safety standards implemented in a pandemic to be observed. But it is also true that the health crisis has exposed the weaknesses of the system as they have their reflexes on the lack of adequate responses and the tiredness of those who care for us, which translates this situation into the lack of investment in the system National health service.

Américo Lourenço, Sinus

About Semitism

There is anti-Semitism (against Jews) all over the world. It is a pathetic and highly reprehensible practice, not only as a matter of principle but also because of the hardships the Jewish people suffered in the Holocaust. Holocaust, never again. Likewise, the suffering and hardship faced by the Israeli government is being exposed to the Palestinian people through their inhumane settlement practices and systematic bombing of Palestinian cities, killing civilians without the Jewish people expressly condemning this practice. On the contrary, a vote to maintain this type of governance may even reveal a consensus in maintaining that state. The Holocaust seems to have fallen by the wayside. It was time the State of Israel had to comply with the dozen of UN Security Council resolutions condemning this type of practice. Article 6 of the Charter of the United Nations provides for the expulsion of a member who persistently violates its resolutions. I’m not saying more displacement, but a threat in that sense would be relevant.

António Bernardo Colaço, Lisbon

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