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Open up the economy safely

I have suggested that we abandon safe entry, trace together and contact tracing. Instead, we focus on catching the symptomatic cases and asking these cases to be in isolation.

Why? The symptomatic cases are likely to be spreaders. (Not all are spreaders, but some are).

The asymptomatic cases – which is detected through contact tracing – are less likely to be spreaders.

See this report from WHO; [LINK]

If my suggestion is adopted – it is possible to open up the economy, air travel and the tourism industry.

We can be confident about detecting the symptomatic cases and stopping the spread at that point. The uninfected people (and the asymptomatic cases) can be allowed to continue their daily routine.

Will the incoming travelers be a risk in spreading the coronavirus?

Their risk is the same as the risk of spreading among the local population. In most cases, the infection is mild and will not cause serious consequences.

For the cases that become serious, we have an effective way to catch them when the symptoms appear.

Do you agree?

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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12 Responses to “Open up the economy safely”

  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Dr Tan ahhh!!!! go to Bollywood Farm and have kopi with Ivy lah!!!…discuss with her B4 posting leh!!! she makes MORE sense

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Infected cases can come from abroad. Why do we need safe entry?

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  • xoxo:

    Ah Tan,you seem very crever with lots of ideas.
    Can you write article on this.
    Many sgs cannot qualify to buy HDB direct from govt for so many daft reasons.
    But this uncle is now at HDB HUB TOA PAYOH.
    Saw ANG MOH COUPLES VIEWING HDB POSTERS N MODELS.
    LOOK like new citizens.
    For angmoh very simple one.
    Just anyhow get married after become citizens n buy HDBs.
    After 5 years can sell SPLIT THE PROFITS N DIVORCE?
    For angmohs,divorce is common,very normal.

    Suggest you write to HDB on this matter

    Why sgs must wait 2 years after selling private house before can apply HDB?

    MANY ARE MADE JOBLESS N NEED TO SELL N BUY NEW HDB.
    MANY OWE DEBTS TO BANKS N RELATIVES.

    HOW AH,TAN,CAN WRITE TO SCOLD HDB.

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  • TKL shameful.:

    Not only this TKL cannot understand “suggest” and actual “reports”, he get so mixed up between symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.

    And to write to Tremeritus TWICE on the same matter despite being castigated in his “yesterday” posting is really shameful and a total waste of everybody’s time. Apparently he feels no shame.

    Wiki describe such person as fringe’ candidates or parties with no realistic chance of winning, only to have his president daydreaming and deposit forfeited – meaning wasting electoral and again, everybody’s time.

    Symptomatic means developing symptoms such as fever, dry cough, tiredness, aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhoea etc. which are detectable. Therefore those Safe entry practices precisely help to detect all those Symptomatic cases.

    While asymptomatic cases means showing no symptoms – can only be detected through active-testing and not by “contact tracing that this TKL said”.

    The 2 tests are COVID-19 RT-PCR test (swab) and COVID-19 serology or antibody test (blood).
    Ref: https://www.scvmc.org/COVID19/Employee/04282020%20FAQs%20Asymptomatic%20Testing.pdf

    Therefore this TKL should go to the Woodbridge hospital to have his brain checkup.

    How did such low quality posting from TKLs continue to get pass Tremeritus?

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  • Complacency Kills:

    Can TKL or scientists tell when! asymptomatic cases become symptomatically contagious?

    The Covit-19 virus is deviously intelligent, hiding behind asymptomatic cases, and if not for the PCR swab test, human would not have known how evasively evil this virus can be. Therefore since we have established that the virus is deviously intelligent, we must be weary and assume that these asymptomatic cases are walking time-bombs, waiting for an opportune time to totally destruct the human race by turning themselves into very contagious spreaders silently. Ultimately the human body’s defense system can be weakened as we aged or when the virus loads are multiplied.

    Needless to say, even dumb virus is more intelligent than TKL for certain. The fact of the question is Singapore has not conducted any “Active-testing” for all its People to identify out these asymptomatic cases.

    Scientists know very little about the virus. For all you known, maybe a large proportion of People are already asymptomatically infected through crowded public transport for example. The virus may be using a different mode of attack in humid climate by waiting for a time for total and complete instant wipe-out?

    We must not be complacent in the knowledge that we know very little about the virus.

    It is a blessing that we did not have a president like TKL, otherwise we could be totally wipe-out. IMO, He is not fit to hold any position.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    PAP CLOSE DOWN:
    Infected cases can come from abroad. Why do we need safe entry?

    So far none of the infected cases were detected by the “safe entry” and temperature screening at malls and buildings. It is just to create “jobs”.

    Now we will soon be using the Trace Together app and tokens. This again serves no purpose. Only to give money to the suppliers of this system. After Covid, the million of tokens will add to the landfill.

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  • Mostly Imported Cases:

    Without universal testings, there is no way to tell how many in the community are asymptomatic. Daily figures show few to zero cases of community spread. If the reports are accurate, folksy TKL could be right that asymptomaiic spread might not be serious. Safe Entry or TT are unnecessary inconvenience and intrusion on shoppers. Instead, they should prevent foreigners from importing the virus into the country; even with SHN, the virus can spread to others at home. Isolation in quarantine facility is still safer.

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  • Mostly Imported Cases:

    Those who have symptoms should be going to the doctor to have themselves tested instead of to the mall. Testings should be done at a clinic not at a shopping mall! It is irresponsible to be outdoors, infecting others when you know you are sick.

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  • Better safe than sorry:

    Better safe than sorry.
    Eventually still have to open the economy or economy failure will be worse than the Virus.
    Sad but true.More business failure and job losses soon.
    No easy option.

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    NotMyProblem: So far none of the infected cases were detected by the “safe entry” and temperature screening at malls and buildings. It is just to create “jobs”.

    Now we will soon be using the Trace Together app and tokens. This again serves no purpose. Only to give money to the suppliers of this system. After Covid, the million of tokens will add to the landfill.

    Collected my token last week. Places in Orchard not even ready to accept.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    PAP CLOSE DOWN: Collected my token last week. Places in Orchard not even ready to accept.

    Not that they are not ready, they don’t even know what to do with the token.

    Most of the malls and retailers don’t even have the QR code reader.

    Like the Covid taskforce, no one knows what to do. With the app and token. They are just an excuse to pay the suppliers and later to contribute to the landfill.

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Yep the lady at the CC just chucked the token at me. And pretended she didn’t hear me recite my mobile no. So I used my fingers…

    Hang on the Xmas tree? No not decorative enough…

    Probably won’t use it.

    NotMyProblem: Not that they are not ready, they don’t even know what to do with the token.

    Most of the malls and retailers don’t even have the QR code reader.

    Like the Covid taskforce, no one knows what to do. With the app and token. They are just an excuse to pay the suppliers and later to contribute to the landfill.

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