Circuit breaker might be lifted

I have read on CNA that circuit breaker might be lifted when community cases fall to zero or single digit over a sustained period of time.

Numerous indications point to one, the government’s eagerness to open up the economy and two, to call for the General Election and the only good and acceptable reason that they can do so is to show Singaporeans that our C19 community spread has fallen to single digit or zero over a sustained period of time.

I ask how do we achieve single digit or zero C19 community spread in Singapore? The answer is simple.

If we test more people, the overall infection rates will be higher and if we test lesser people, naturally, the infection rates will be overall lower, both for the foreign workers as well as our community spread, so really, any meaningful numbers that are reported daily must include the numbers of people being tested so that people can have a clearer picture.

Put simply, the more tests that we carry out, the higher will be our infection cases and the lesser people whom we test, the lower the numbers will be. If we don’t test anybody, we will achieve zero infection cases overnight. Many people know how to play this number game and not just generals and scholars.

So, to the C19 taskforce and Ministry of Health, I will say this to you. When you report your daily C19 infection information, kindly also include the number of tests that were done because otherwise, any new infection numbers, especially our community spread numbers will not have much meaning. Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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22 Responses to “Circuit breaker might be lifted”

  • Jo Teo CB:

    If after opening up, spreading increase, I am cork sure they will say, the virus is very SNEAKY and CUNNING (like them) and they are LEARNINg everyday about it .

    Learn as you Earn.

    But if lucky punt, it all goes well, myncork is sure they will suck up every ounce of the credit.

    And cry saying they appreciate all the men and women who contributed to their glory.

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  • trublu:

    CIRCCUIT BREAKER turns around at LIGHTNING SPEED and for waht VALID REASONS when number of infections going to reach 40k ACCORDING TO experts?

    this is foolhardiness.

    btw,’VIRTUAL’ MARRIAGE SOLEMNISATION is going to increase DIVORCE RATE among those ‘VIRTUALLY’ married.
    CAN THEY HAVE ‘VIRTUAL’ LOVE-MAKING TOO?

    AND ,’VIRTUAL’ KIDS?

    ALREADY,MANY YOUNG COUPLES(AND NOT SO YOUNG ONES) ARE TAKING THE SACREDNESS OF MARRIAGE SO LIGHTLY,SO CASUALLY.
    IS HAVING SOLEMNISATION GOING TO HELP INSTILL THE SACREDNESS OF MATRIMONY MEANINGFULLY ?

    I THINK THERE IS NO RUSH HERE.
    COUPLES CAN POSTPONE THEIR ‘BIG DAY’ AND DO IT AFTER COVID SETTLES DOWN,YA?

    WHATS THE HURRY TO GET MARRIED AND THEN EVEN MORE HURRIEDLY GET DIVORCED?

    MARRIAGE IS NOT PLAY,PLAY.

    DESMOND LEE,you are just another daft minister.
    do you wish to see our young sgs take MARRIAGE lightly like changing underwears?

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  • oxygen:

    LIFTING THE CB NOW does little to improve the economy BUT WILL BE A DANGEROUS PUBLIC HEALTH RISK UNDERTAKING of running an election agenda.

    THE DORM CLUSTER IS A SMOTHERING INFERNO not yet tamed down of insulation efforts and a SUDDEN UPSURGE of infection on public transport could be the end of all the island’s inhabitant.

    FIGHT THE PANDEMIC and save the economy MUST BE THE SOLE FOCUS NOW. Election can be left in the backburner until after next year.

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  • trublu:

    desmond lee thinks going VIRTUAL is evryhting,very modern,very techie?

    well,allow to say,we might as well have VIRTUAL GOVT AND SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY PAYING YOU SO EXPENSIVELY for stupid ideas?

    maybe CHAN CHUN SING CAN EAT ‘VIRTUAL’ CHYE TOW KWAY,BETTER THAN THOSE XO ones COOKED by Pearl restaurant?

    not everything virtual means BETTER?

    some things need to be physical?
    DESMOND LEE,PERHAPS,SIR,YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE virtual love WITH YOUR …?

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  • nothing is going down:

    yesterday community spread gone up to 11 cases..so how?
    and the overall infection rate passed 20k!

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  • trublu:

    OH,AND YES,criminals WOULD LOVE THAT YOU CREATE ‘virtual prisons’ so they need not be physically punished?

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  • Thinkforothers:

    You have nailed directly to the point, this is what we call TRANSPARENCY.

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  • trublu:

    ,could you produce a VIRTUAL VACCINE so that we can all get over this COVID at an INSTANCE,sir?

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  • trublu:

    and,pls dont come after me if you dont see me weara pysical MASK,i am wearing a VIRTUAL ONE?????????

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  • Calibrated opening required:

    Need to do calibrated opening soon .. with certain precaution in place.
    Such as protection of vulnerable groups and healthcare systems.
    The damage to livelihood and jobs will be terrible if the lock down continue..Many will not survive much longer and their wealth destroyed.
    The cure will be worse than the illness…

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Wishful thinking. “Opacity” is the “norm” in Singapore. That is why Singapore needs regime change to have openness and transparency (and therefore REAL accountability, not “spin”)

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    They’ll never let on how many tests they’re conducting daily, … that is a certainty.

    They’ve always controlled and managed information.

    As they’ve successfully achieved with segregating, “them and us” infection statistics.

    Excessively overpaid manipulators, is what they are.

    Another five years then !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • Terrible !!:

    Simon.. you are able to read well what’s in Singaporeans minds.

    PAP wants to have the election by July, at all cost.

    Every day of delay, PAP is losing hundreds of voters from the 70% sheep population as people become more informed of their failures and incompetence of the 4G Team, who are supposed to be the best breed put together by our dishonorable Emperor.

    PAP has crumbled so much in last 3 months. Cracks are so glaring. Covid Task Force is in shambles with 20,0000 infections and 20 over deaths.

    The Covid 19 Task Force (LW, JT, CCS, Gan) is very badly wounded and fighting for their lives while infections and deaths continue to happen.

    Next wave is about to come. PAP will call for election soon before it comes.

    PAP will lose complete respect, locally and globally, if election is not done by National Day.

    70% sheep population must be terribly repenting now.

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  • You are right:

    @Simon. They said they could conduct 8,000 tests per day. But had not disclosed how many tests are actually conducted to detect and disclose the number infected. Better to test all the 300,000+ FWs …. and the whole population ….. to be both accurate and honest.

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  • SOS:

    Have not even solve Covid and eager to get re-elected to cause more harm.

    Self-serving.

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  • Emotions & the Rational:

    The Emotions that drive a Critical Thinking process are: (1) emotions of perplexity or puzzlement; (2) emotions that relate to a determination to resolve it; and (3) the emotional satisfaction at achieving the desired resolution.

    Children naturally experience these emotions at an early age, without being trained to do so. Thus, any education initiatives that take critical thinking as a goal needs to channel these emotions and to make sure not to stifle them.

    COLLABORATIVE critical thinking benefits us collectively from the ability to recognize one’s own and others’ emotional commitments and reactions.

    It is therefore possible to be so “educated with certifications” as to lose our critical thinking abilities (or even to bluff and conceal truth).

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    oxygen:
    LIFTING THE CB NOW does little to improve the economy BUT WILL BE A DANGEROUS PUBLIC HEALTH RISK UNDERTAKING of running an election agenda.

    THE DORM CLUSTER IS A SMOTHERING INFERNO not yet tamed down of insulation efforts and a SUDDEN UPSURGE of infection on public transport could be the end of all the island’s inhabitant.

    FIGHT THE PANDEMIC and save the economy MUST BE THE SOLE FOCUS NOW. Election can be left in the backburner until after next year.

    Bro, do they CARE???… they Live in comfort and more than a safe zone…we the People including the silly sheeple live in pigeon HOLES and crammed transportation and the lower of the lower mortals ie the FWs??? leave it to Karma lah!!!
    GE is the Ultimate for them to stay in Power and instilling Fear and whatever will be drummed up be it through POFMA or FARKMA…

    Maybe GE is a Good Thing if done in June July, not August +- 26th, when the Owl will call for its payback and the gun carriage, will roll out from the ISTANA as Karma…like the father, sympathy votes may be the factor for winning another Landslide

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  • NotMyProblem:

    You are right:
    @Simon. They said they could conduct 8,000 tests per day. But had not disclosed how many tests are actually conducted to detect and disclose the number infected. Better to test all the 300,000+ FWs …. and the whole population ….. to be both accurate and honest.

    It could be the number of infection is equal to the number of tests carried out. Test is only for those people who report sick in clinics or hospitals i.e. those already kenna!!

    The reason for the urgency of General election is for the increase of 2% of GST.

    This is only my story as the butterfly story of Minister Khaw, so don’t POFMA me. The vault for our reserve has two doors, one front and one back. The key to the back door is held by one gambler, she can go in and out the vault from the back at anytime. Now those money kept at the back door is almost empty due to too much bailing out and gambling of failed businesses.

    Now the finance Minister is giving out support packages to those affected by this covid-19, using the key from the President for the front door. Very soon people will come to know about the void at the back of the vault when those money at the front were used up.

    PAP needs the increase of 2% GST to refill the empty space at the back of the vault.

    So the need of this pandemic general election is very important and urgent. It is basically for the GST increase and nothing else. Nothing to do with long runway and mandate!!!

    After the GE, whatever spent on the Covid-19 will be crawl back ASAP. Including those spent on foreign workers and foreign PMETs.

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  • Josephine Teo CB:

    Terrible !!:
    Simon.. you are able to read well what’s in Singaporeans minds.

    PAP wants to have the election by July, at all cost.

    Every day of delay, PAP is losing hundreds of voters from the 70% sheep population as people become more informed of their failures and incompetence of the 4G Team, who are supposed to be the best breed put together by our dishonorable Emperor.

    PAP has crumbled so much in last 3 months. Cracks are so glaring. Covid Task Force is in shambles with 20,0000 infections and 20 over deaths.

    The Covid 19 Task Force (LW, JT, CCS, Gan) is very badly wounded and fighting for their lives while infections and deaths continue to happen.

    Next wave is about to come. PAP will call for election soon before it comes.

    PAP will lose complete respect, locally and globally, if election is not done by National Day.

    70% sheep population must be terribly repenting now.

    They can control votes using State Media to control the Narrative. Repeated frequently peasants minds and opinions are altered to the way they want .

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  • Trust only myself:

    Can test up to 8,000 not the same as will test 8,000 every day.
    No transparency and Singaporeans need to wake up and not be cheated again and again…..

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  • Billyma:

    Singaporeans have a taste of how a police state works.

    1 rule & law every now & then.
    PAP do whatever they feel like.

    I’m sure some of us experience the rude & arrogant of the ambassadors.

    And of course the arrogant of the PAP ministers & MPS.

    If you don’t fear this, then u deserve the consequences ahead.

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  • let's be fair:

    how can anyone vote pap if their children with nus ntu smu degrees all jobless or part time work only?

    everyone needs to be fair.

    if current government cannot make jobs for local born citizens, it is time for New Government to be voted into government.

    more than this, if current government can only make jobs for ceca ah nehs, just look at the daily infected hundreds and see for yourselves all of them are ceca ah nehs, than it is time for current government to go to India and let Singaporeans form New Government.

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