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Water-Tight Bulkhead Quarantine Model

It is next to impossible to contain a pandemic with the current strategic actions taken by individual countries, including China. Unless and until the world used the ancient Chinese invention of water-tight bulkheads from stem to stern (siloed ship hull) model for containment of an epidemic, the next pandemic can cost billions of lives worldwide instead of mere millions.

The concept of air bubbles between ‘safe’ countries is an illusion. A truly safe country may be endangered by a pseudo safe country. To trust the official contagion record of a foreign ‘safe’ country is wishful thinking and an inevitable recipe for failure.

Each and every country during a pandemic must be a water-tight bulkhead acting as a guarded rampart, both to keep out foreign epidemics and keep in local ones. In this respect, globalisation must be fine-tuned.

We know that as a rule of thumb, in addition to the usual mask-up directive, a 14-day quarantine can be effective as a firebreak in a pandemic. The idea of instituting lockdowns is an attempt to contain epidemics within a silo. Unfortunately, most lockdowns are leaky in nature, either through a lack of official will or civilian ineptitude.

For the movement of people globally, it could be mandated that a 14-day quarantine period is required for people already vaccinated arriving into and departing from a country. Unvaccinated people must have a longer quarantine period of at least 21 days or more. Movement of people globally during a pandemic, officially declared by the WHO, must meet this reciprocal water-tight quarantined bulkheads requirement.

If the quarantine of arrivals from a particular country is showing unusual high incidences of infectee, it is not difficult to conclude, the ‘leaky’ quarantine of departees in the foreign country is systemic. This must be contained. All arrivals from the ‘leaky’ country must be banned.

It stands to reason that current airport designs must be modified to include both quarantined hospitals and hotels incorporated into it but separated from the main terminals. It is not necessary to mothball the main airport terminals during a pandemic. All arrivals and departures must be via separated arrival and departure ‘hotels’, for the mandated 14 or 21 days, as the case may be, after which they will use the airport terminals to fly out or clear customs and immigrations.

These quarantine hotels and hospitals must be specially designed. As an example, the open air corridors of Singapore HDB apartments is better than enclosed corridors favoured by private apartments. For greater safety, stop all lifts and mandate that movement within must be through open air corridors and stairwells.

This water-tight bulkheads quarantine model is the only viable solution to a global pandemic. Any other containment strategy is illusory at best and will be effectively a call to live with the ill effects of the pandemic: a perpetual hidden recurring cost of lost lives, wasted resources, money and time.

 

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15 Responses to “Water-Tight Bulkhead Quarantine Model”

  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan Always:

    The world is not designed for covid 19.

    Likke the auntie at Encik tan Junction 10 will tell you whether you can enter or not and dictate where you can and cannot seat.

    Business too good. Don’t complain if no customers.

    They don’t allow dine in, so people take away and go void deck SIT TOGETHER. Stupiak isn’t it?

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  • MarBowling:

    Great suggestion.

    However, whether it’s Water-Tight Bulkhead Quarantine Model or Air-Tight Bulkhead Quarantine Model, it will be FUTILE and FRUITLESS when our World Class Ministerial Trash Force of the 3 STOOGES who are under the Armpit of the Husband(Mai Hum)and Wifey(Holee Jinx)Tag Team, ALL OF WHOM ARE MUDDLE-HEADED AND THICK-HEADED as they THINK they are ALL SCHOLARS cum EXPERTS, VERY EASY TO HANDLE MAJOR CRISIS LIKE COVID19. Sup sup the water. Can reclassify from Pandemic to Endemic! As IMMORTALs there is No need for them to take any ADVICEs or SUGGESTIONS from common folks SERIOUSLY! Still can AFFORD to ALLOW FTs and their FamiLEE members from CECALAND to come and go like nobody business. Remember the remarks that were passed by World Class Minister CCS(Cotton Comes from Shits)on common folks rushing for essential food stuffs/things at the start of the outbreak of Covid19: Xia Suay!

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  • GDP - a useless measure:

    Straits Times: Singapore raises 2021 growth forecast to 6-7% amid rising Covid-19 vaccination rates

    GDP is a USELESS MEASURE because it does not measure the well being of a country’s citizens. Want to know more? Read either one of the following books:

    Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up
    by: Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen
    ISBN: 9781595585196
    US$10 at Amazon

    The above book is NOT available at the National Library but the following newer edition (in e-book and hard copy) is:

    Measuring What Counts: the global movement for well being
    by: Joseph Stiglitz

    LKY was fixated by annual GDP growth. He did it over 48 quarters (20 years). Over the last 5+ decades GDP per capita increased 40x. Based on this measure LKY boasted he made Singapore a First World country.

    Here are the FACTS:

    (1) Singapore also got the First World COST OF LIVING with stagnant wages.

    (2) Singapore is NOT First World in terms of wages, productivity, work quality and standard of living.

    (3) Real wages in Singapore only increased 6x over the last 5+ decades But the price of public housing (HDB) went up 30x and the salaries of Cabinet Ministers and top civil servants went up a WHOPPING 70x over the same period. This is the highest on the planet from a country that is the smallest in the planet. WTF!

    (4) GDP growth is still the main economic measure of the PAP. Why? Because to change it will amount to admitting LKY (and PAP) were wrong over the last 5+ decades. LKY (and PAP) never admitted they mistakes. They also never accepted responsibility for them because PAP is ARROGANT and ALWAYS SELF-SERVING.

    (5) Albert Winsemius, economic advisor to the Singapore government from 1961 to 1984, advised LKY to focus on productivity growth instead of GDP growth but LKY did not listen. Instead, he took the “soft (easy) option” of GDP growth. Why? Because to increase productivity would require having a well-educated workforce which means more graduates. But LKY considered local graduates as a threat to political dominance. Consequently, PAP’s education policy till today is limit to no more than 30% of each cohort that can go for local tertiary education. This made pre-tertiary education very competitive, stressful and expensive (because private tuition became the norm). PAP education policy is also to allocate more and more places in local universities to foreigners to study here fully subsidised by taxpayers’ money.

    The Solution: REGIME CHANGE

    Throw out the arrogant, greedy, self-serving and pro-alien PAP. Bury it with LKY and make both of them “GDP” (GOOD DEAD PERMANENTLY)

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  • PAP wasted taxpayers' money:

    Straits Times: Can small countries win medals at the Olympic Games? – Tommy Koh

    The answer is most likely NO. The is obvious because of the very small pool of people to pick from. Those that do win like Joseph Schooling is a rare exception.

    Singapore wasted taxpayers’ money on table tennis players from China and won nothing.

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  • tight interconnectedness:

    //The world is not designed for covid 19.//

    globalization & tight interconnectedness linking as many countries as possible and optimization of space (especially in congested cities) and open leg as much possible like sinkie land, disease and virus just love all these conditions (all factors attributable to human greed, fast consumerism and exploitation of the environment) for them to dance and sing ?????

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  • ah chik:

    Covid PANDEMIC is a unaccounted consequence of extreme GLOBALISATION.
    Even SARS was more regionally contained?
    Thanks in part to FTAs like CECA???

    Dont fault me for being simple in thinking.
    I cant find a better rea$on.

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    GDP - a useless measure:
    Straits Times: Singapore raises 2021 growth forecast to 6-7% amid rising Covid-19 vaccination rates

    GDP is a USELESS MEASURE because it does not measure the well being of a country’s citizens. Want to know more? Read either one of the following books:

    Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up
    by: Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen
    ISBN: 9781595585196
    US$10 at Amazon

    The above book is NOT available at the National Library but the following newer edition (in e-book and hard copy) is:

    Measuring What Counts: the global movement for well being
    by: Joseph Stiglitz

    LKY was fixated by annual GDP growth. He did it over 48 quarters (20 years). Over the last 5+ decades GDP per capita increased 40x. Based on this measure LKY boasted he made Singapore a First World country.

    Here are the FACTS:

    (1) Singapore also got the First World COST OF LIVING with stagnant wages.

    (2) Singapore is NOT First World in terms of wages, productivity, work quality and standard of living.

    (3) Real wages in Singapore only increased 6x over the last 5+ decades But the price of public housing (HDB) went up 30x and the salaries of Cabinet Ministers and top civil servants went up a WHOPPING 70x over the same period. This is the highest on the planet from a country that is the smallest in the planet. WTF!

    (4) GDP growth is still the main economic measure of the PAP. Why? Because to change it will amount to admitting LKY (and PAP) were wrong over the last 5+ decades. LKY (and PAP) never admitted they mistakes. They also never accepted responsibility for them because PAP is ARROGANT and ALWAYS SELF-SERVING.

    (5) Albert Winsemius, economic advisor to the Singapore government from 1961 to 1984, advised LKY to focus on productivity growth instead of GDP growth but LKY did not listen. Instead, he took the “soft (easy) option” of GDP growth. Why? Because to increase productivity would require having a well-educated workforce which means more graduates. But LKY considered local graduates as a threat to political dominance. Consequently, PAP’s education policy till today is limit to no more than 30% of each cohort that can go for local tertiary education. This made pre-tertiary education very competitive, stressful and expensive (because private tuition became the norm). PAP education policy is also to allocate more and more places in local universities to foreigners to study here fully subsidised by taxpayers’

    “What do you expect from a Cowardly Bastard who Lie & Con You

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  • China_Virus:

    The 84 pages interim report – The Origins of Covid-19
    By HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
    REPORT MINORITY STAFF
    LEAD REPUBLICAN MICHAEL T. MCCAUL
    ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS

    https://gop-foreignaffairs.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ORIGINS-OF-COVID-19-REPORT.pdf&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwihmYeT2qjyAhWaXisKHRGkBkcQFnoECAgQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1IJVHJH5l3JyqMcYMmAv0v

    Thank you China.

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  • MarBowling:

    China_Virus:
    August 11, 2021 at 6:09 pm (Quote)
    The 84 pages interim report – The Origins of Covid-19
    By HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
    REPORT MINORITY STAFF
    LEAD REPUBLICAN MICHAEL T. MCCAUL
    ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS

    https://gop-foreignaffairs.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ORIGINS-OF-COVID-19-REPORT.pdf&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwihmYeT2qjyAhWaXisKHRGkBkcQFnoECAgQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1IJVHJH5l3JyqMcYMmAv0v

    Thank you China.

    Response: This is the Mother of All SICKENING JOKES! Ownself Conduct Ownself Investigation into the Origin of Covid19. End RESULT, OWNSELF CLEAN AS BABY and NO BLOODY FAULT. The Culprit is China! Hat off and salute Republican Michael T. MCCAUL! Heaven has eyes.

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  • Pink drvil:

    So,water-tight quarantine after OPENING FLOOD-GATES WIDE WIDE FOR SELRA VARIANT to come in?

    Must be the stupidest thing !

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  • Virus lose to bullets:

    Breaking news:

    US ask its citizens to leave Afghan IMMEDIATELY. Bullets more dangerous than virus. Kabul may be taken back within a few days.

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  • Sad for Afghan:

    Trust USA ?
    Lesson ?

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  • Better safe than sorry:

    Even the existing Vaccines will not protect the new variants coming up….Just see what will happen to those highly vaccinated countries…next wave coming for them with new Virus mutant.
    Take extra precaution yourselves even if vaccinated.
    Better be safe than sorry.

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  • sinkapoor:

    Hahaha! Where is Ong YK?
    Open borders?.
    Others are locking down.

    PAP always does the opposite.
    And sinkaPOOReans get screwed!

    Yes,dump more VARIANTS here.
    Quick,quuck,open legs wide.

    Why dont REMOVE THE GRC BARRIER since you like to *OPEN BORDERS*?

    STUPIDEST CLOWNS we ever seen!
    Pay million$ still get monkeys?

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