Do we need to re-think our strategy of dealing with this pandemic?

It seems that a large number of residents returning from Europe has been found to have the virus.

This suggests that the epidemic is already quite widespread in Europe.

If this is the case, and the number of deaths remain quite small (compared to the number of people dying from all other causes), the panic is probably overblown.

The covid-19 virus may be contagious, but many people are already infected. For most of them, the virus did not do much harm, and the body developed the immunity.

When the virus infect the older people and those with pre-existing medical condition, it may lead to serious illness and fatality, but many of them are already at risk from infection by other germs anyway (even if the covid-19 virus is not around).

If many people in Europe are already infected, what about the people in Singapore?

We have been able to catch several infected people through contact tracing.

What about the population at large. Can we assume that they do are not yet infected? This may be a false presumption.

How about sending a team to a MRT station or market and scan the temperature of everyone there. For those with fever, we should send them for a swab testing to see if they have the virus.

It may be possible that we can catch a large number of infected people in that way.

If this is already the case, we need to rethink our containment strategy.

We should avoid contact between young and old people, because the virus is harmful to the old people. This is a point put forward by this minister from Israel, as stated in this video.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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10 Responses to “Do we need to re-think our strategy of dealing with this pandemic?”

  • TruBlu:

    i said before that young people especially kiddies ‘recover’ faster from pneumonia than the adults who care for them.
    what more pneumoni GERMS FROM COVID?

    guess more potent and harmful longer term.

    no symptoms does not mean NO INFECTION,it is just ‘dormant’ like volcano waiting to erupt.

    in older people,the germs attack more conspicuously and we succumb much faster for some reasons – low immunity etc.

    i also feel that they may be more INFECTED PERSONS ESPECIALLY RETURNEE-FTs from PRC AND ELSEWHERE – 30K PRC FTs dispersed all over our TINY ISLAND ALREADY!

    OUR SCHOLARS ARE ONLY RE-ACTING,THEY CAN NEVER PRO-ACT,take PMD on footways!!!

    scholars are just book-worms who drilled damn hard to get good grades.
    MANY AMONG US WOULD HAVE BEEN SCHOLARS IF WE STUDIED JUST AS HARD!!!

    NO BIG DEAL ABOUT SCHOLARS,IN TRUTH.

    LOOK AT NOL! IN THE ARMY,ITS DIFFERENT,YOU CAN BECOME GENERAL EVEN IF YOU ARE A ‘POOR’ SOLDIER???!!!

    SO,SCHOLARS MUST BE HUMBLE AND STOP CAUSING SGS MORE TROUBLESSSSS AND TROUBLE$$$$$!!!

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  • Two is enough:

    Please try to answer following questions carefully.
    1) Why our elites MPs fully trusted WHO’s report?
    2) Why our gov. is giving out millions of tax payer’s money freely to assist
    Covid19 case, but not returning our CPF money as promised at age 55?

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  • Population 10million:

    We also need to rethink Population 10million white paper.

    Does anyone know does Lou Thai Ker the very old man have any medical qualification when he suggested 10million?

    How much ore economically and biologically devastating can such a sardine can be in a almost inevitable breakout ?

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  • System based on Believing:

    Two is enough:
    Please try to answer following questions carefully.
    1) Why our elites MPs fully trusted WHO’s report?
    2) Why our gov. is giving out millions of tax payer’s money freely to assist
    Covid19 case, but not returning our CPF money as promised at age 55?

    But who can independently audit how much are really used? For what purpose?
    Singapore accountants don’t ask these sorts of questions. I never hire Singaporean accountants.

    They base on believing.

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  • Great Asia:

    Tan Kin Lian,

    What talking you? You old liao lah! Can’t think liao lah!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • John Lim:

    “How about sending a team to a MRT station or market and scan the temperature of everyone there.”

    Do you know what it takes to to do that at MRT stations? A train arives every 5-6 minutes. How many people in each train?

    Don’t be silly!!

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  • Small Space Isn't Safe:

    Even with screening and contact tracing, the number of reported confirmed cases in SG seems unrreal. Covid-19 is so contagious that in other countries and crowded cities the reported cases can be in the hundreds and thousands within a few days or hours. It must be the hot and humid weather in SG!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Population 10million:
    We also need to rethink Population 10million white paper.

    Does anyone know does Lou Thai Ker the very old man have any medical qualification when he suggested 10million?

    How much ore economically and biologically devastating can such a sardine can be in a almost inevitable breakout ?

    Liu Thai Ker was an HDB Head and obviously he would curry the govt like a conditioned brain and does NOT THINK just obey lor!!!…

    a COMPLETE U-turn from Architect Tay Eng… an analytical personality with BRAINS that think & plan

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  • Rethink strategy on pop incr:

    We should rethink our strategy on popn increase and the unnecessity import of diseases and sicknewss, previously tb, now corona virus.

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  • read too much into their messa:

    //We should rethink our strategy on popn increase and the unnecessity import of diseases and sicknewss, previously tb, now corona virus.//

    aiyoh ? will the white idiots really care ? the white idiots are very open about it just that many daft sinkies do not want to know or read too much into their message ? the white idiots are for ownself-check-ownself one curry party function when they can control all levers of national resources while they receive a good premium from this ‘management’ & ‘monopoly of power’ while the rest of the average daft sinkies (including naturalized sinkies) plus FTs will have to compete among one another ????

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