Endemic Covid-19 Has Arrived in Portugal. This Is What It Looks Like. – The Wall Street Journal

LISBON– In this soccer-crazed capital of a soccer-obsessed nation, the stadiums are full again. Portugal, a nation wrecked earlier in the year by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, now has the highest Covid-19 vaccination rate in Europe and uses a glance of a nation attempting to come to grips with what is increasingly looking like an endemic virus.
10s of thousands of shrieking soccer fans crammed into the Estadio da Luz here Wednesday to see hometown favorites Benfica take on Bayern Munich. They collected on the subway to the stadium, at the entryway as officials patted them down and, after the video game, at food trucks where they downed sandwiches and beer as they attempted to forget the drubbing their group had simply gotten.