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What happened to the strategy of ‘living with Covid-19′

The ministerial task force announced a week ago that they will implement a new strategy of “living with covid”. They will treat the covid virus as endemic and accept that it cannot be totally eradicated.

They seem to forget abandon this strategy in a hurry, due to the sudden increase of new cases arising from the clusters from the KTV lounges.

Where the new clusters are alarming, there is no need to panic at this time.

I monitor the number of covid patients that need oxygen treatment. The number dropped over the past few days (to a low number of 8 patients), in spite of the new cases that have visited the doctors or be traced through contact tracing.

It appears that these cases are mild. If not, the number in the hospitals would have increased significantly.

It is possible that this number will increase during the next two weeks as the infected people become seriously ill. Let us not panic now. We will see how it develops. I suspect that it will not happen.

I read a report that a cruise ship had to return to port after they found that one of the passengers was tested positive for covid.

I find this action to be over done. It is possible to confine the infected passenger to a special cabin. There is no need to spoil the cruise for a few hundred other passengers.

Many people will also avoid taking a cruise to avoid the risk and the inconvenience of the cruise being canceled prematurely.

I read another report that a food center had to be closed for a few days after a worker was found to be infected by a visit to the KTV lounge.

I also find this action to be over done. The closure of the food center will result in a severe loss of business for several dozen stall holders. Many of them have inventory that had to be discarded.

The food center will suffer a reduction in business even after it is reopened. It will take time to rebuild the business.

If we are going to “live with covid”, there is no need to take the extreme action for the cruise and the food center. It is not justified to impose a severe financial loss the the cruise operator and the stall holders, when the actual benefit of the actions is questionable.

Right now, it seems the strategy of “living with covid” has been temporarily suspended.

I hope that the infected cases will continue to be mild, and will blow over. We can then be stronger for the experience.

Tan Kin Lian 

 

 

 

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19 Responses to “What happened to the strategy of ‘living with Covid-19′”

  • MarBowling:

    Recently Son of Wangsa has announced that their World Class Ministerial Trash Force has DECIDED to RECLASSIFY Covid19 from a Pandemic to an Endemic! But now it seems that there are CONFLICTING ideas EMERGING on how to DEAL with this NEW NORM of “Dangerous Virus”! Anyway, the FINAL DECISION and the RESULTING GOOD OR BAD OUTCOME STOP AT THE DOOR or ON THE LAP of THEIR HOLEE BOSS or BOSSES, PERIOD!

    First, it’s was the KTVs Fiasco that is TESTING their NEW Holee Strategy. Now, it’s the Main Fish Distribution Centre at Jurong Fishing Port and about 11 Fish Retailer Markets all over the shop in SinKapore! Understand Jurong Fishing Port is NOW CLOSED until 31 Jul 2021 for thorough CLEANING. We can assume that on 1st Aug 2021, the Port will be as CLEAN as a BABY! BUT wonder what may happen if a single NAUGHTY Virus manages to SNEAK into the Port AGAIN! CLOSE AGAIN AND CLEAN AGAIN? Btw, wonder who be NEXT to TEST the NEW NORM? Hopefully, it’s NOT the NEX Shopping Mall!

    Looks like, this NEW NORM STRATEGY ACTUALLY is to PUT “FEAR” into ALL Sinkaporean, especially those who to date HAVE NOT VACCINATED to go for the Holee Jab ASAP. Orders of the vaccines Pfizer and Moderna that cost $billions of our taxpayers hard earned money, are arriving in batches to SinKapore in full swing! Their Holee Bosses are very anxious and SWEATY if folks especially those above 70 are taking their own sweet time to TAKE or NOT to TAKE the Holee jab! Understand, Pfizer is proposing a 3rd jab after the 2nd dose of their Holee vaccine. Wow, very good news for Tombmasek Holdings which is under the armpit of Holee Jinx who together with GIC which is also under the sweaty armpit of Mai Hum, have invested hundreds of $millions in pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. Wah lan, this year end bonus see peh good. Laughing all the way to the bank!

    Tech: You zoon bo? He really son of Wang Sa meh? Confirm or guess guess one? Not hard to confirm actually, just go the late Wang Sa’s tomb check check confirm liao?

    BTW, doctors in China are advising those above 60 to NOT take any vaccine and oldies Sinkies are rushing to commit suicide? Times that bad huh? lol

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  • #06-195 Ah Lee Baba + 40 kutus:

    Fear mongering.

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  • Fault Euphoria:

    It is good that the virus managed to bring out the incompetency & out of touch with reality of the 4Gs. Seems like they are repeating the “no need to wear mask if you are not sick” mistake. Or they want to kaykiang show the world how smart they are, especially after some praised them for class A handling after an earlier fall.

    The virus simply shut them up and make them eat their own words, without debate.

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  • Bare cruelty:

    Many countries did/do the exact reverse. They used old folks as the first round guinea pigs. Many died. Quickly label as normal old folks death.

    Many countries.

    MarBowling: BTW, doctors in China are advising those above 60 to NOT take any vaccine and oldies Sinkies are rushing to commit suicide? Times that bad huh? lol

    Tech: There you go, China takes care of its own while Sinkiland are using their own young and oldies as lab rats?

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  • @Fault Euphoria

    It is indeed ironic that while the peasants were crying father and crying mother, the LEEders didn’t bothered to listen.

    Now it is indeed sad (but necessary) that it takes the C19 virus to prove that the LEEders were arrogant and complacent all along.

    I am of the opinion that the LEEders are still living in their castles in the air, refusing to acknowledge that they were wrong all along and do the right things immediately.

    As such, I think the C19 should give them a taste of the full might of the Delta+ C19, the scale of Wuhan, so that they (if ever) learn. Let the C19 give them a few tight slaps and if in the process some lives are lost, then so be it.

    Then and only then see if the 70% or so dafts still vote for them or not, come next GE (if they live that long).

    On a related note, I believe that Mr Tan is fully vaccinated, which may explain why he is talking so ‘loud’, as if he is superman and immune to the virus. Wonder if (touch wood) ke kenna bitten and ended up in ICU, would he be writing the same shit after his discharge?

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  • oxygen:

    THE MOST FREQUENT IDENTITY in this article write-up is “I”.

    Tech: Nicely put, he is humble, so its his opinion nia. On the other hand, can be said that he is so full of himself. Dio bo?

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  • MarBowling:

    Recently Son of Wangsa has announced that their World Class Ministerial Trash Force has DECIDED to RECLASSIFY Covid19 from a Pandemic to an Endemic! But now it seems that there are CONFLICTING ideas EMERGING on how to DEAL with this NEW NORM of “Dangerous Virus”! Anyway, the FINAL DECISION and the RESULTING GOOD OR BAD OUTCOME STOP AT THE DOOR or ON THE LAP of THEIR HOLEE BOSS or BOSSES, PERIOD!

    First, it’s was the KTVs Fiasco that is TESTING their NEW Holee Strategy. Now, it’s the Main Fish Distribution Centre at Jurong Fishing Port and about 11 Fish Retailer Markets all over the shop in SinKapore! Understand Jurong Fishing Port is NOW CLOSED until 31 Jul 2021 for thorough CLEANING. We can assume that on 1st Aug 2021, the Port will be as CLEAN as a BABY! BUT wonder what may happen if a single NAUGHTY Virus manages to SNEAK into the Port AGAIN! CLOSE AGAIN AND CLEAN AGAIN? Btw, wonder who be NEXT to TEST the NEW NORM? Hopefully, it’s NOT the NEX Shopping Mall!

    Looks like, this NEW NORM STRATEGY ACTUALLY is to PUT “FEAR” into ALL Sinkaporean, especially those who to date HAVE NOT VACCINATED to go for the Holee Jab ASAP. Orders of the vaccines Pfizer and Moderna that cost $billions of our taxpayers hard earned money, are arriving in batches to SinKapore in full swing! Their Holee Bosses are very anxious and SWEATY if folks especially those above 70 are taking their own sweet time to TAKE or NOT to TAKE the Holee jab! Understand, Pfizer is proposing a 3rd jab after the 2nd dose of their Holee vaccine. Wow, very good news for Tombmasek Holdings which is under the armpit of Holee Jinx who together with GIC which is also under the sweaty armpit of Mai Hum, have invested hundreds of $millions in pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. Wah lan, this year end bonus see peh good. Laughing all the way to the bank!

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  • Antifishmongeringkhan:

    This will never happen as the portion of the population fully vaccinated will very soon reach the level which will give sufficient protection against the widespread infection of the virus.

    TRE Techie:
    @Fault Euphoria

    As such, I think the C19 should give them a taste of the full might of the Delta+ C19, the scale of Wuhan, so that they (if ever) learn. Let the C19 give them a few tight slaps and if in the process some lives are lost, then so be it.

    Then and only then see if the 70% or so dafts still vote for them or not, come next GE (if they live that long).

    Tech: That is on the premise that the vaccinations are effective against the C19, which data shows it is really not. Remember that those vaccinated can still be infected.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Bare cruelty:
    Many countries did/do the exact reverse. They used old folks as the first round guinea pigs. Many died. Quickly label as normal old folks death.

    Many countries.
    Tech: There you go, China takes care of its own while Sinkiland are using their own young and oldies as lab rats?

    Dear Tech and Cruelty,
    Are you sure China take care of its citizenS?

    hahahaha… this is the citizens of democratic ROC Taiwan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOY3nbLhjks

    Democratic ROC Taiwan President Tsai treat their citizens as dogs.
    We PAP feel painful to see such scene replaying all over ROC Taiwan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOY3nbLhjks
    (搶殘劑亂象!民眾狂奔跌階梯 痛批:「跑得跟狗一樣!」|TVBS新聞)

    I urge all proud Singaporeans to download this video and show it to your oppie friends and relatives.

    Tell them this is the result of voting for Opposition.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.and.Huat.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

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  • opposition dude:

    Call me blur sotong but I don’t know what theory Tan is rambling on about in his post. It’s entertaining to read and laugh like his past silly articles but it seems to imply that we are already living with covid now and there is no need to do anything further.

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  • xoxo:

    The MTF MU$KETEER$ think they can outwit KING CORONA N HIS MURANTS.
    What,telling sgs to LIVE WITH COVID N OPEN BORDERS TO LET IN MR N MRS DELTA AND THEIR boy-frens and mistresses?

    No need to say learn to live with Covid while you dump more COVID to live with among us?

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  • Hm… I wonder if the current clusters will hit 4 digits or not, since KTVs and markets now also got liao.

    What do you think?

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  • liew mun leong must be jailed:

    we were a little disappointed with West Coast folks during GE2020.

    they could have eliminated that pap ah neh team.

    just a few points more the West Coast folks would have a better team from PSP serving them.

    the West Coast folks did not deliver.

    the good thing is, it is confirmed in 2024, not only West Coast will go to PSP, East Coast and Marine Parade will go to WP.

    so covid or no covid, let us stay alive until 2024 to see pap lose big.

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  • left behind:

    F* living with covid-19 and new normal. When you live with covid-19, you get sick or die. Few cases of covid-19 become many cases and the economy collapse. Living with covid-19 is again sweet words and excuses for governments failures. The government has to close border, test everyone and make sure there is zero covid-19 cases and then let businesses in Singapore run as usual. It is hard work but it has to be done. Not some rocket science. If not, delta, delta plus and new variant will come in to live with you, vaccine or no vaccine, you will get sick. New normal is recipe for disaster, no certainty cannot run businesses, covid-19 threaten to destroy us, economy and way of life.

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  • Today MSM printed:

    PM Lee says clusters highlight importance of vaccination
    In light of the recent surge in cases, PM Lee reminded Singaporeans to do their part in keeping Singapore safe.

    The large clusters emerging from KTV lounges and Jurong Fishery Port “remind us why we must all get vaccinated”, said PM Lee.

    My question: Is he very sure that those vaccinated would not have any adverse reaction and can guarantee that once vaccinated won’t get infected or won’t die from a Covid-19 infection?

    Or is he just hoping and guessing that the vaccination “should work”?

    So by getting vaccinated, it would “keep Singapore safe”, is that a matter of fact or merely his own opinion?

    Another question: How many of the 98 new cases in Sinkapore today are fully vaccinated? Why MOH or ST not releasing this information?

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  • dave:

    Put a few Indian ministers in the Task Force, problem solved.
    They are the best talents to handle this Covid19 pandemic.

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  • Smart Nation:

    It may not be safe to go on taking booster after booster when the long-term side effects of the mRNA vaccine is still not known. If two jabs cannot offer the protection that it has promised, how can the public be sure that more jabs will work or do more harm to the body’s natural immunity? The pharmas are making billions out of this pandemic and playing on the fears of the people. I think the best bet is to enforce a total ban on foreign entries except for food, medicine and other essentials. All entries via CECA and FTAs should be temporary halted.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    https://m.jiemian.com/article/6369301.html

    86岁老人担心出行受限打疫苗后入院,国家卫健委:坚决纠正接种疫苗“一刀切”

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    What happened to the strategy of living with covid-19?

    Response :Did you all not see the stresses which may be a influential factor in the three murders that happen recently ?One is at Sumang walk between think two neighbours.Another is think a vietnamese woman murder a man think at Ang Mo Kio .And the third just happen a 16 year old schoolboy murder a secondary one 13 year old student with an axe at RVHS.

    And the strategy of living with covid-19 will obviously see the spread of more covid-19 rather than eliminate it totally .That is why you see Indonesia keep spiking and Singapore keep distributing free tonnes of oxygen tanks supply shipments to Indonesia ! Who are paying for those oxygen supply ? Singapore is at least subsidising those oxygen supply and everywhere food prices start to skyrocketed again ! Today at Ang Mo supermarket,all those e**l b**** women backside start to skyrock old cucumber price which has rise to $2.70 think per kg basis already !And all those lotus price which is some month back has risen exorbitantly from think $5.50 to e**l $6.80 per kg ! Pui! The e**l backside minister Grace Fu of substainability must be thinking this is substainability to keep on raising prices everywhere run by her e**l backside women wing who are waiting for what and not releasing more vegetables cargoes out to supermarket ? Waiting for food prices to rise more to earn more profit ? That is why e**l women backside are very e**l ! Frontside,every women should a selfless caring attitude but backside is hiding their e**l tigeress teeth ! Pui!

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