Study concludes Covid-19 took “25,000 years off Portuguese lives” in 2020

Carla Nunes, the director of the national school of public health has revealed that a recent study shows premature mortality caused by Covid-19 in Portugal through 2020 “cost more than 25,000 years of life of the Portuguese”. Ms Nunes is currently one of a group of specialists tasked with advising the government on indicators that will serve to show when it is safe to ‘deconfine’ (as well as when it is time to confine). The risk matrixes to use in the control of the pandemic are intended to “allow more finely-tuned responses”.