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Terrible gaps in air passenger management

Why do we have such terrible gaps in air passenger management like a lack of segregation, allowing passengers who were flown in to meander around the airport even if they are high-risk, not using the correct grade of PPE for support and cleaning staff? The virus didn’t “break through” so much as it waltzed out of Changi Airport Terminal 3.

My principal frustration of the current situation is simply the fact that we have a very clear way out of this whole situation: the safe and highly efficient vaccines that we currently have. Even with our delayed vaccine schedules, we would’ve gotten enough to vaccinate the whole population of Singapore by the end of 2021, allowing us some measure of normality and also tentatively restarting travel with countries that have managed to pursue a COVID-19 elimination strategy.

So what my government is telling me is, we cannot wait for that meh? We cannot wait a few more months to let that final shield develop properly? The fact that we have a small country means that we are able to secure our borders extremely well, so where was the vigilance that they asked Singaporeans to have?

Over the past few days, so many people have expressed their disappointment to me. We kept our masks on even through the months were we had zero community cases at weeks on end. We kept them on even as we saw other countries that had pursue a COVID-19 elimination strategy took their masks off, resumed their life in a more significant way.

We have been in this situation before. I am sure that we will get out of it. But the disappointment is greater than the first time.

Edit: Read this letter from a Singaporean expressing his dismay at the lack of control after landing.

 

* Facebook post by Lim Jialiang.

 

 

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19 Responses to “Terrible gaps in air passenger management”

  • Smart Nation:

    When I read the daily report of “imported” cases, I knew something like this would happen. It was only a matter of time. Another lapse, another gap, another lack of hindsight and foresight. For a small island that is so densely populated, closing the borders to high-risk travellers would have been the best prevention against the new variant. The risk is not necessarily minimized simply because they transited through another country because many could have travelled on fake testing papers and transmitted the disease along the way.

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  • more docile and more obedient:

    //So what my government is telling me is, we cannot wait for that meh? We cannot wait a few more months to let that final shield develop properly? The fact that we have a small country means that we are able to secure our borders extremely well, so where was the vigilance that they asked Singaporeans to have?//

    aiyoh. put it simply, the white monkey idiots took the “bet” and they (or more like WE) ‘lost’ liao lar – thinking all along they very CAN and could manage well – e.g especially with a more docile and more obedient populace with all the sticks behind their backs if they do not comply ????

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  • Xoxo:

    Is *IMPORTING* GERMS INTO SG,knowing fully the hazards to citizens,A CLEVER ACT TO BOAST ABOUT?

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  • Billy ma:

    Why this latest ‘escape’ happened?

    Yes, it’s why & not how.

    1stly, look who are in the task force.
    There’re not just tension but intend competition among the self proclaimed PAP heavy weight ministers & each vying to be the next PM.

    So do you help your fellow competitors to do well?
    Or do you subtlety hope or even make sure he tumbled.

    Look at Vivian. How he was completely played out by the whole 4G & maybe even the entire cabinet.
    100% certain he’ll step down.

    Not just within but also without the task force committee, there’re contenders too.

    So you see there’re future to fight for & competition to kill.

    It’s not surprise that balls are dropped & viruses escaped.

    Who to blame?
    Singaporeans of course.
    Why?
    Because 60% put these people where they’re today.

    So for PAP to paint the fault on the citizens is not too much really.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Today Trace together app on phone started and trace together fully operational ! Those that go geylang to eat “chicken” will be easily caught by Trace together app ! Cannot escaped if detected !

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  • Smart Nattion:

    Soccerbetting2:
    Today Trace together app on phone started and trace together fully operational ! Those that go geylang to eat “chicken” will be easily caught by Trace together app ! Cannot escaped if detected !

    Can order “Take Out” or “Grab Foods Delivery Service.” LOL!

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  • Harder Truths:

    This is a very smart virus that plotted and schemed and succeeded in escaping a Class 4 Biolab in Wuhan China.

    Surely the fools running this small island do not expect that airport measures can stop it from spreading?

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  • Foreign Soldiers:

    Any US undercover agents operating in Tremeritus?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/524092-pentagon-secret-undercover-army/
    The US military operates a vast network of soldiers, civilians, and contractors that it uses for clandestine missions both at home and abroad, Newsweek has claimed, adding that the force also manipulates social media.

    After a two-year investigation, the outlet reported that the undercover army consists of around 60,000 people, many of whom use fake identities to carry out their assignments. The Pentagon’s agents operate in real life and online.

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  • contributing to your palate:

    //Any US undercover agents operating in Tremeritus?//

    like that also can ??? aiyoh, may as well ask any agent from any x, y, z or 1, 2 , 3 country in sinkie land or trade or any industrial associations or institutions (educational, health, enforcement, etc, etc), etc, etc, etc trying to influence or nudge key decisions that are favourable to themselves and kaki lang and putting themselves in key positions instead of true-blue sinkies ?????

    have you heard from one white monkey idiot trying to “redefine” sinkie core ?? with white monkey idiots’ shifting wayang narrative, one fine day, you may find coconut milk as part of sinkie core as it helps make good curry contributing to your palate ????

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  • Where got problem?:

    If you read The Straits Times, you read about complacency and recklessness in other countries like Taiwan, India, etc, and very “balanced views” on Singapore government management of the recent Covid resurgence.
    If you read other main stream media or social media, you will read something new.
    So much for our trusted SPH Media helmed by an ex-General and soon to be by an ex PAP Chairman.

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  • You oreali say so:

    Why blame the foreign talents and workers and their dependents?
    We must be compassionate you know, their grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters have to depend on these FTs in Singapore.
    They create good jobs for Singaporeans and build your houses.
    They buy our flats and private properties, push up the prices to make us asset rich you know.
    Just wear mask.
    Oh yes, remember to wear a high filtration efficiency mask to protect yourself and others too.
    If you do not have one, do not go out; if you really need to go out, buy one, if you cannot afford, seek help to get one free of charge.
    You will be safe, guarantee you will not be infected.
    If infected, then it must be your default you know or not, not fault of government that already advised, warned and threatened you, you get investigated for any violation of Phase 2 heighted alerts.

    more docile and more obedient:
    //So what my government is telling me is, we cannot wait for that meh? We cannot wait a few more months to let that final shield develop properly? The fact that we have a small country means that we are able to secure our borders extremely well, so where was the vigilance that they asked Singaporeans to have?//

    aiyoh. put it simply, the white monkey idiots took the “bet” and they (or more like WE) ‘lost’ liao lar – thinking all along they very CAN and could manage well – e.g especially with a more docile and more obedient populace with all the sticks behind their backs if they do not comply ????

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  • PAP Mouthpiece:

    PAP keeps saying we need foreigners to build our houses, perform essential services, etc.
    Otherwise, Singaporeans, new or true blue, PRs, foreigners, rich or super rich will rush to buy properties.
    If they hoard all existing housing, where are your children going to live in? The flat you bought would be returned to the government upon lease expiry.
    If we do not import foreigners, where are we going to have good jobs for you and your children when you all get retrenched?
    Right?

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  • liew mun leong must be jailed:

    way back, it was wear mask only after kenna.

    now, after 2 shots of vaccine, it is wear 95% BFE mask.

    hahaha.

    when things go out of order, break circuit lah.

    who pays for the pain?

    61% sheep cotton who approved travel bubble for those with south Asian variant covid.

    hahaha.

    cotton sheep. sheep cotton. all the same foolishness.

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  • I Heard Something:

    Are Flights still coming in from INDIA ?

    I have to phrase it as a question. You guys go check it out.

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  • Cag:

    It has something to do with the changi airport Group

    Who is it this time, which pappy chap? Liew or who?

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  • a light sprinkle of salt:

    //They create good jobs for Singaporeans and build your houses.
    They buy our flats and private properties, push up the prices to make us asset rich you know.
    Just wear mask.//

    aiyoh. a light sprinkle of salt will be just nice and good ? too much salt (a container load) will make you food taste worst than sea water lar ??

    aiyoh. if one listens too much on what the white idiots and gang say, one will become a total & complete gong gong ???? create good for sinkies (when they convert to sinkies) or more like create good jobs / opportunities for themselves while slowly nudging out daft sinkies ???

    //Oh yes, remember to wear a high filtration efficiency mask to protect yourself and others too.
    If you do not have one, do not go out; if you really need to go out, buy one, if you cannot afford, seek help to get one free of charge.//

    aiyoh. yes sir ? yes madam ? yes turn right ? yes turn left ? yes go up ?? yes put on mask (or no mask ???) ?? yes put on N95 ? yes sir must import somemore or economy will collapse ?? yes sir economy will not collapse if on high-turn ahlert hor ??? yes sir will kor-operate so we can turn round and round and round on whatever you say hor ??

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  • Let a few flies fly in:

    Once upon a time, a bobo once said, for the sake of his food business revenue, we accept the risk of letting in a few flies fly in.

    No one said or promised no infections . No one guaranteed efrectiveness and long term safety of vaccines.

    You got nothing on them.

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  • I, Prophet:

    How is Hougang cluster going on? Any further spread to its neighborhood blocks?

    The Prophet speaks in secret ways.

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  • #06-191 lei sor hai:

    Horrible

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