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The Price You Pay When You Don’t Lockdown And Try To Keep The Economy Open

The Price You Pay When You Don’t Lockdown And Try To Keep The Economy Open

Boris Johnson’s government tried the herd immunity strategy in the UK for 1 week and backed off. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden slammed the idea of herd immunity and imposed possibly one of the toughest lockdowns in the world early on. Today, New Zealand is effectively Covid free and is lauded as the country... 

They are doing this because?

They are doing this because?

Why do I get the feeling that the authorities are doing all this – going out of their way, giving the workers bento meals, special video messages from the Manpower Minister herself, the PM mentioning them specially and giving them assurances, ministers personally handing out food to the workers (pictured here), etc –... 

The caring of over 300,000 foreign workers became government’s responsibility, was started with a simple pledge.

The caring of over 300,000 foreign workers became government’s responsibility, was started with a simple pledge.

On Apr10, PM Lee made a pledge to families of foreign workers in the dormitories: “We feel responsible for their well-being. We will do our best to take care of their health, livelihood and welfare here, and to let them go home, safe and sound, to you.” (ST11-4-20). On Apr20, in his fourth address, PM Lee made another pledge: “To... 



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