Get ready for code Yellow

Minister Gan gave this reason for the possibility of changing Dorscon level from Orange to Yellow.

Many people were puzzled by the logic. It seems nonsensical that when the virus becomes more widespread around the world, it is possible for us to be more relaxed.

Let me guess the real reason.

The experience in Singapore is that the community spread of the virus is not serious. Although a few people were infected, the number remains quite low and the infection is mild. So far, there were no deaths from the infected people.

Although a few were described as “critically ill”. I suspect that it is also an exaggeration. (I hope that I am right – I don’t want to see any reported death).

The harm to the economy from Dorscon Orange is clearly quite serious. It affected the taxi drivers, food outlets and the travel industry quite badly.

I had said earlier, and maintained all along, that it was premature to trigger code Orange as the infection was low. I also rejected the reasoning that we should be “better safe than sorry”.

I prefer the decision to be taken from a rational angle, after weighing in the facts and the cost and benefit of each option. I do not accept the motherhood statement – better safe than sorry.

Perhaps the minister has now realized that the raising of code Orange was a mistake. It has caused much more harm than he had expected. Perhaps he now wants to find a reason to reverse it without losing face.

Maybe TKL is right that, being a hot climate, the virus is actually quite mild and the harm is much lower than in the north Asian countries, which are now still going through the winter season.

It would have been better for him to be honest about it (if indeed it was the case), instead of using a strange reason to justify the change of assessment. It would spark distrust and skepticism.

Earlier on, TKL called the minister, Mr. Orange. Maybe he was embarrassed about this description and preferred TKL to call him Mr. Yellow. (Hello, this is joking only, ok?)

I look forward to code Yellow as early as possible.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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22 Responses to “Get ready for code Yellow”

  • Cases still rising:

    This morning news SG 96 cases..3 new cases.
    Of the 96, 30plus recovered.
    We shdnt be lowering our guard down personally, anyway.
    Keep save folks.

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  • Toilet paper:

    Will this result in a rush for essentials like going to the toilet, for instance!

    Hey all the ham ka Chans good job you think? If so lets have dinner with harimau!

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  • Bapak:

    SG is always in the White. Black can be white, inside is not within – white again, Indian can be Malay – also white. Most of the times, too white they themselves also blur.

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  • suggestion:

    better suggestion:
    mr white & mr black
    or mr cow-head & mr horse-face
    黑白无常,牛头马面 & TKL as 钟馗。

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  • Pokma:

    1. The Claim there is enough masks.
    Yet so reluctant.

    2. The Claim it’s code Orange.

    3. The Claim of Kang Kung, Tao Geh

    4. The Claim of Sia Suay Idiots

    5. The Claim of GDP

    6. The Claim of [email protected]

    7. The Claim of Flat Value won’t drop

    8. The Claim of full or near full employment stats. Why the focus on jobs then?

    He guys, I saw a unicorn at Geylang

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  • It is Better Safe Than Sorry:

    DORSCON Yellow or DORSCON Orange does not mean much (if not anything) to most people. People are just concerned for their safety, not those numbers an actuarial works with.

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  • UniQ:

    TKL,

    Stop being a parrot by analyzing from main stream medias. You are not smart and do not possess the instinct of a global businessmen to stay nimble.

    I bid you to find out more about the conditions in Beijing and Hei Long Jiang. These are the new epicenter.

    Due to Type A spread recent spread killing about 16,000 Americans, if US falls to COVID-19. We will see a another aggravation of uncertainties on how the new world will function. US has activated 1950s emergency order to start manufacturing Billions of Masks. The take ? I let you guess.

    Like I said, keep quiet if you are lazy and do not have the capacity in you to carryout proper research.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    PAP is preparing for elections. Cannot hold rallies with Dorscan Orange. Wear a mask if you attend such rallies to be safe and to show you are “sick of PAP”.

    If Code is raised again to orange after it was just lowered to yellow there will be another round of “panic buying”.

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  • oxygen:

    I FEAR PANIC IN GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS is taking root, so whether it is orange or yellow, it is hypocritical of reality.

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  • TKL is right for once.

    “The harm to the economy from Dorscon Orange is clearly quite serious. It affected the taxi drivers, food outlets and the travel industry quite badly”

    Remaining Orange means losing $$$$$. See Temasick have to take pay cut wor, of course cannot lar. Carry on like dat, bank instalments for so many million dollar ivory towers where got money to pay? Some more year-end performance 12 months bonus also bye bye liao. How can?

    Therefore must reduce liao, $$$$ very important you know? If some up the lorry, then too bad lor, acceptable losses lar.

    What do you think???

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  • TruBlu:

    COMPLACENCY that ,so often,accompanies ARROGANCE is DANGEROUS!

    What does it matter,Orange or Yellow?
    Fact remains that there are POTENTIAL RISK COMING FROM FTs etc who have RETURNED TO TINY CROWDED SG n are supposedly QUARANTINED FOR 14 DAYS but not in isolation like in SENTOSA COVE OR ISTANA?

    These could have passed the germs to others and these could be potential TIME-BOMB waiting to explode?!

    Dont be DAFT or LKY will churn from his grave and come after you?

    VIGILANCE IN A SPIRIT OF HUMITY IS STILL BETTER THAN COMPLACENCY N ARROGANCE.

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  • I must admit I really sibei admire and respect this son of a Gan for having balls of steel.

    The governor of Hubei province despite many cities without ZERO infections added have ordered the cities to be locked down further ye this son of a Gan still thinks that Sinkapore should open its legs wide wide to welcome the virus since its now longer pointless to defend the city anymore given worldwide exposure.

    This goes to show that those paid millions are much much more clever than those paid peanuts (like the Hubei governor). The residents of Hubei would surely welcome Mr Gan to be its governor then all can leave their homes and go KTV bonk meis meis liao.

    What thinking you?

    .

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  • Lee Chun Sing:

    TRE Techie:
    I must admit I really sibei admire and respect this son of a Gan for having balls of steel.

    The governor of Hubei province despite many cities without ZERO infections added have ordered the cities to be locked down further ye this son of a Gan still thinks that Sinkapore should open its legs wide wide to welcome the virus since its now longer pointless to defend the city anymore given worldwide exposure.

    This goes to show that those paid millions are much much more clever than those paid peanuts (like the Hubei governor). The residents of Hubei would surely welcome Mr Gan to be its governor then all can leave their homes and go KTV bonk meis meis liao.

    What thinking you?

    .

    Of course . The problem is just that Democracy has a flaw. The majority of idiots will not make a democracy a success but the opposite.

    So many zombies insist not to wear masks is the correct approach.
    Brainwashed suckers sia suay idiots.

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  • Lee Chun Sing:

    Are they trying to attract more tourists back ?

    I suspect this will become another GABRA FIASCO !

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  • something proactively drastic:

    //I must admit I really sibei admire and respect this son of a Gan for having balls of steel.//

    the thermometer is giving them the reading on how far to go lar ? zero, one or two or three new cases each day with discharge more than new cases (overall net improvement with absolute cases still in hospital on the ‘tamed’ side), may still be manageable for them to “show their balls of steel” ??

    when cases become like 5, 9, 10 up up up continuously every day for the next one or two weeks ? then can switch to plastic ball bags filled with water lar ?? manage by reacting to (info and data) rather doing something proactively drastic which may put the economy into sputters ?

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  • Darth Vader:

    No, tkl is NOT right! In fact, tkl is NEVER right about anything! This damned fool sonofaganky is just being as stupid & incompetent as always. Japan has been fairly mildly affected. Despite this a woman who was discharged after “recovering” from the disease is now back in quarantine after suffering a relapse. We do not know as yet if the same thing will happen here. Do we REALLY want to find this out the hard way?!

    No, I suspect this sonofaganky is NOT deciding what us best but is acting under pressure from above from someone who fears his/her family would suffer from lower GDP & pay cuts. Hey, this decision makes absolutely no sense at all! So with the disease going global there’s no point trying to block it any more?! Isn’t that what was announced? So what, if the whole world is infected with ebola we should allow it into our country as well????!!!!

    Stupid, isn’t it?!

    As for you tkl, you are no epidemiologist! You are no environmental scientist or engineer! you lack ALL the relevant knowhow to make smart decisions on matters like these! In fact, you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING at all except to show everyone what a vain arrogant egotistical narcissistic fool you really are!!!! The best thing for you to do is just SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!!

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  • Reality Check:

    “I had said earlier, and maintained all along, that it was premature to trigger code Orange as the infection was low. I also rejected the reasoning that we should be “better safe than sorry”.”

    I respectfully disagree with writer’s view above. How about thinking on the lines of ” To ERR on the side of CAUTION.” Though this virus is from the family of the SARS Virus, it is a new strain where its strength and weaknesses are unknown at that time. Now that the rate of infection has stabilised, it is certainly timely to made adjustments to suit the situation. Why must writer be critical if this? The way i see it in some countries which i do not want to point out, their government appears to have lost control of the situation. I am glad our government did what was necessary to manage the situation.
    Writer has contributed many articles which i feel has very little merits such as being impractical and non implementable. Pls stop it as it is dividing public opinion which is very unhelpful(not to mention that writer’s image is eroded with each article)when our government is doing its best to combat this virus.

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  • @Reality Check

    Actually got experts say liao, its is 1000 times more likely to infect humans than SARS1.

    As for the writer, ignore him lar, he from Mars one, earthly virus will do no harm to him one. Tsk Tsk.

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  • Truth Seeker:

    Tan Kin Lian is a ‘frog in the well’ unaware of the simmering from an underground ‘hot spring’. This shows how well-versed he is in what’s going on in this world.

    Watch out for US & Europe in the coming days. Unlike China and Asian countries where containment are easier, the west is going to be the real breeding grounds in the newt few weeks. Trump’s America is a ‘sitting duck’ waiting for the virus to spread into pandemic.

    Singapore declaring ‘yellow’ is sheer stupidity. Who is the stupid idiot who suggest this??

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  • Truth:

    People infected the first time can be reinfected & continue to spread to others. In other words, certain ‘special’ chosen ones might carried but not be infected by this virus. This sounds supernatural? this are unusual times.

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  • Realistically:

    @ TRE Techie:
    February 28, 2020 at 11:35 am (Quote)

    “Remaining Orange means losing $$$$$. See Temasick have to take pay cut wor, of course cannot lar. Carry on like dat, bank instalments for so many million dollar ivory towers where got money to pay? Some more year-end performance 12 months bonus also bye bye liao. How can?”

    Eh boss, cannot like dat say leh……..Temasek oredi lost billions even b4 covid-19 like got screwed buying Bayer near 100 euros………..now 64.17 euro.

    some more euro got drop 5.6% against sing$………..lidat jialat leh.

    Eh got some more bad investments in the billions; cue TH got pay plenty $ to Li Ka Shing oso got………oso lose plenty…….long b4 covid-19 lah.

    Now that one beli quiet leh……….maybe lost until boi jin chu….disclaimer: I not sure about the losses, but the 2 examples, I got sure.

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  • Bapak:

    Bro, my guess is they will never allow anyone to wear mask to attend ralllies.

    Don’t you know, IS always secretly recording the crowd during the proceedings?

    REGIME CHANGE is the solution:
    PAP is preparing for elections. Cannot hold rallies with Dorscan Orange. Wear a mask if you attend such rallies to be safe and to show you are “sick of PAP”.

    If Code is raised again to orange after it was just lowered to yellow there will be another round of “panic buying”.

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