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Most infections are mild

5,385 people were tested positive for covid during the past 28 days. This is an average of 192 cases a day.

Many people were worried that the infection is getting out of control.

According to this table, 98.3% are mild. They are treated in the community care facility or general ward and are discharged after a few days, after being cleared from the virus.

94 patients progressed to severe illness (about 3 a day) that require oxygen or intensive care (ICU).

4 died. Most of these cases were people who have underlying medical condition, most of which are already severe. The covid accelerated their deaths. The other 6 in ICU may recover or some may die.

The death rate is extremely low. While our doctors do what they can to save the patients, there are situations where nothing can be done for patients who were already quite sick prior to contracting covid.

We can expect the number of deaths to rise over the next month, but the number will still remain quite low. Most of these cases are for people who were already suffering from severe medical conditions.

For the majority of the patients that contracted the virus and recovered, they would have achieved natural immunity. It would protect them against a future infection.

The government took the action to quarantine the residents of an entire HDB block or close a market for a few days when a few cases of infections were detected. This cause severe disruption to the business and livelihood of the people who were affected.

I find these actions to be excessive and an over-reaction to the risk.
I hope that these restrictions should be avoided.

I hope that we focus on the people who are sick and need to be hospitalized. This represents a small proportion of the infected people.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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16 Responses to “Most infections are mild”

  • xoxo:

    Sure,looks that way on the surface.
    What about LONGER-TERM NATIONAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS like *latent* pneumonia for one?

    TKL,pls dont anyhow shoot your mouth.
    Btw,maybe you shud catch a *MILD* DELTA MUTANT?

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  • whether young or old:

    //Most of these cases were people who have underlying medical condition, most of which are already severe. The covid accelerated their deaths. The other 6 in ICU may recover or some may die.//

    yar lor. accelerated their deaths hor ?? such cold comfort hor ??

    since everyone is going to die one day (whether young or old), so convit99 may accelerate their deaths also hor (get the drift ???) ???

    //The death rate is extremely low. While our doctors do what they can to save the patients, there are situations where nothing can be done for patients who were already quite sick prior to contracting covid.

    94 patients progressed to severe illness (about 3 a day) that require oxygen or intensive care (ICU).//

    yar lor. extremely low hor ??? now should still be at a no-panic mode hor ??? wondering if opening up will get sinkie land from no-panic mode to some panic level AND from low death rate to high rate hor ???

    don’t know whether if one keeps on banging one’s head hard on the wall (by testing his luck on how hard the wall is ???), one’s head will turn from no-crack to some crack hor ???

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  • Kudos:

    Denmark has removed covid restrictions and Ireland has removed most of theirs too, due to their high vax rates. So SG can do the same. Since the vaccine is supposed to work.

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  • opposition dude:

    It has already been said by the monkeys that as cases rise we will run out of hospital beds. We currently have something like 600 people warded in the hospitals and more will be added when cases go up. The government fears that hospitals will be overwhelmed just like how it was back then when there weren’t enough hospital beds.

    The problem with the government is that they don’t know what they should do next. They are hesitant to reimpose the no dine in rule sice this would hurt all F&B outlets but unfortunately for them the cases are in the hundreds per day for the last 2 weeks or more. This gives people the impression that the government doesn’t care since the cases are rising and nothing has been done to bring it down.

    I don’t know what the average length of stay is for the mild cases but as more seniors get infected we are looking at something like perhaps a 2 to 4 weeks stay with oxygen supplementation. If there aren’t enough beds then this situation will definitely get out of hand.

    So since the government has declared this an endemic pandemic then the only logical conclusion is to expect more cases for some time to come and increase the number of hospital beds.

    Can we build a makeshift hospital in 10 days like what Wuhan did?

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  • Bad to worst:

    Seems like only moons ago, we only have about 20 cases or less, so I guess the value of zero is simply beyond his expectation. How mediocre can you get? At what figures then should start to panic? 10000? 50000? 100000 mild cases in hospitals, care centers and home recovery? You think the businesses will be any better then?

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  • Lawrence Wong talking cock:

    Strait Times: S’pore’s open economy has created, not lost, more good jobs for Singaporeans: Lawrence Wong

    Really? Talk is “cheap”. Does Lawrence Wong have the data to back up what he claims?

    If, as Lawrence Wong claims, Singapore’s open economy has created, not lost, more goods jobs for Singaporeans, then can he explain the large number (thousands) of Singaporeans PMETs that lost their job to foreigners?

    Can Lawrence Wong explain why Singapore has the “best educated” cab drivers – graduates who lost their job to foreigners?

    Can Lawrence Wong explain the large number of Singaporeans doing “transactional jobs” like delivery man for GRAB Food?

    Lawrence Wong and his PAP colleagues adds insult to the injury they caused by their pro-alien policy.

    Time for REGIME CHANGE.

    SINGAPOREANS SHOULD THROW OUT THE ALWAYS SELF-SERVING AND PRO-ALIEN PAP AT THE NEXT GE.

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  • Free to talk rubbish:

    People not holding an official position are free to talk rubbish. But shouldn’t officials be accountable when they talk rubbish and decide on wrong policies? Millions of people are affected from rubbish policies.

    In Singapore, the politicians made laws that free them from all accountabilities. Office holders cannot be sued. Only the low low ranks get charged for any wrong decisions.

    In France, the politicians are getting charged for lousy policies.

    “The French Republic’s Court of Justice was created in 1993 as a way of improving accountability due to perceptions that cabinet members were able to escape legal censure for their actions in office.

    Members of the public are allowed to file complaints to the court if they consider they are the victim of a crime carried out by a member of the government.”

    How we wish we could have such a court in Singapore.

    “Ex-French health minister charged over COVID handling”
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/10/ex-french-health-minister-charged-over-handling-covid-pandemic
    France’s former health minister Agnes Buzyn has been charged over her handling of the COVID-19 crisis after investigators at a special court in Paris concluded there were grounds to prosecute her.

    Buzyn has been charged with “endangering the lives of others”, the prosecutor of the Republic’s Court of Justice said on Friday, but not for a second possible offence of “failure to stop a disaster”.

    Former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and the current health minister, Olivier Veran, are also being investigated by magistrates at the court and have seen their offices searched.

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  • Smart Nation:

    The virus has found its way to one nursing home. Presumably, the visitors and staff at the nursing home were vaccinated and tested daily or regularly? What is the implication? The vaccine is no silver bullet. Zombies are roaming the country and crossing borders. China reported one case of a traveller from SG. What if the Lamda and Mu come to SG?

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  • Are U Medical/Health Expert ?:

    You are not. Why are you bringing up this subject so often until we are very sick of your opinion ?

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  • PSP Motion Racist/Xenophobic?:

    I used to work in IT for a multinational company and was retrenched when I reached 50 years old and was replaced by a cheaper Indian IT person. I have more than 30 years experience in the IT line. Now I am driving PHV to survive.

    In 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 there were very very few India Indians working in Singapore. How do I know ? My office was in Shenton Way and I saw and met very very few India Indians then. Today if you go to Changi Business Park or Shenton Way, you will meet 8 out of 10 people there are India Indians. Why so many if the numbers given by MON for ICT is so small ? Doesn’t look right.

    PAP claims that PSP’s motion is Racist and Xenophobic. It is never Racist or Xenophobic from what I can see.

    Why PAP let in so many foreigners ?
    1) DBS can open branches in India but are they really profitable ?
    2) PAP can collect more levies.
    3) Companies make more profit as the pay for foreigners are lower. PAP tax them higher.

    Spore must recruit more foreigners to survive ? -
    Why Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, India and many others can still survive without them being open to Foreign Talents ?

    Increase the Salary of FT to S$10,000 pm to control the number ?
    The Employers have a lot of loopholes. I have heard many aunties and uncles are paid CPF by employers even though they are not working so that Employers can recruit many foreigners into the company. How can the govt checked every company ?

    This is my opinion on what is happening now and I will not vote for the PAP anymore as they are not looking after the welfare of Singaporeans.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Kudos

    DOES VACCINE works in Israel (nearly fully opened), Australia (closed border) as virus surged alongside with escalating vaccination rates?

    Kudos: Denmark has removed covid restrictions and Ireland has removed most of theirs too, due to their high vax rates. So SG can do the same. Since the vaccine is supposed to work.

    Israel is looking at 4th round of “booster” jabs when it hasn’t yet implemented the 3rd booster jabs (needed desperately as the first two jabs gone to sleep of its efficacy)?

    Israel weighing fourth round of coronavirus vaccines: report

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/israel-weighing-fourth-round-of-coronavirus-vaccines-report-2021-09-13

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  • oxygen:

    THE NANNY-LIKE NAGGING reads – most infections are mild.

    How come this happens?

    Chinese National, Who Returned from Singapore, Likely Source of New Covid-19 Outbreak in Country

    https://sg.yahoo.com/news/chinese-national-returned-singapore-likely-153537357.html

    ONE BAD APPLE, SOON ENOUGH, the whole crate gone.

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  • Elite:

    TKL

    Don’t feel offended. You portrait yourself as a Presidential candidate.

    Please post things that have facts, not hearsay, go to the ground and gather information. I expected you to post solutions that MTF might have missed out. MTF are not all perfect or God. There are some missing parts.
    Who are you to quantify that the Covid infection or death are Low?
    367 children below 12 years, infected by Covid / Delta virus. Are you implying that we should be complacent as the infection to the children are Low.

    China embassy have issue a statement with regards to our daily infection and expected to reach thousands. Are you telling me that it is Low? You are on Self destruction mode.

    Are you aware that there are up and coming various variants : Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1) and Delta (B.1.617.2) variants.Eta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda and recently Mu. Are we ready and prepare to welcome the variant family.
    Please give solution not answers to bring the infection to single digit. The world is now taking precautionary measures and avoiding the lockdown as winter draws near.
    Already 20 months, look like the future around the world is very bleak. Everyday I have been praying for the infection to go down but 500 over infection daily. Last year, only dormitories spread, we panic. Today, it spill to community. Yet, you are so relax and asking us to relax! I am hoping and praying hard for the MTF to do whatever they could to contain the spread. Forget about economy . Please avoid and don’t declare another “Circuit Breaker” or “Lockdown”. My family will be declaring a “Breakdown” if that happen, as my Debts are piling up day by day.
    Your message is very complacent as your are retired and resting on your laurels and resting comfortable at home, while I have to run about to make ends meet. Heard of Delta Plus.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Elite

    I FEEL VERY SAD for LEE-jiapore. Carnival jesters and circus buskers in the social media think this is a “fun fair” moment of air time in attention seeking.

    But soon, there will really be no distinction between “linked” and “unlinked” categorisation to discover the spread of new and different variants emerging, WE ARE NOW increasingly “BLINDFOLD” of informing and be informed of runaway risks expansion looming.

    Soon, we won’t be hearing of “clusters” or the need/relevance of cluster – ALL UNLINKED BECAUSE THE ENTIRE red dot in soaking infected saturation of walking pathogens.

    I have compelling apprehension that this will turn up in escalating fatalities of youthful fatalities (which we are ask to “accept”) and an exhibition of monumental failed crisis (mis)management whilst the public minds entertained by circus shows distracting.

    THE SHIFTING NARRATIVES from the political cows and its stooges – to me – is nauseating.

    Elite: TKL

    Don’t feel offended. You portrait yourself as a Presidential candidate.

    Please post things that have facts, not hearsay, go to the ground and gather information. I expected you to post solutions that MTF might have missed out. MTF are not all perfect or God. There are some missing parts.
    Who are you to quantify that the Covid infection or death are Low?
    367 children below 12 years, infected by Covid / Delta virus. Are you implying that we should be complacent as the infection to the children are Low.

    China embassy have issue a statement with regards to our daily infection and expected to reach thousands. Are you telling me that it is Low? You are on Self destruction mode.

    Are you aware that there are up and coming various variants : Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1) and Delta (B.1.617.2) variants.Eta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda and recently Mu. Are we ready and prepare to welcome the variant family.
    Please give solution not answers to bring the infection to single digit. The world is now taking precautionary measures and avoiding the lockdown as winter draws near.
    Already 20 months, look like the future around the world is very bleak. Everyday I have been praying for the infection to go down but 500 over infection daily. Last year, only dormitories spread, we panic. Today, it spill to community. Yet, you are so relax and asking us to relax! I am hoping and praying hard for the MTF to do whatever they could to contain the spread. Forget about economy . Please avoid and don’t declare another “Circuit Breaker” or “Lockdown”. My family will be declaring a “Breakdown” if that happen, as my Debts are piling up day by day.
    Your message is very complacent as your are retired and resting on your laurels and resting comfortable at home, while I have to run about to make ends meet. Heard of Delta Plus.

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  • Elite:

    TKL

    Do you know the saying:

    Wealth OR Health – which is important or which come first?

    Family OR Company – Could you let me know your priorities .

    When one has no money, Health is not their dictionary.

    When one is rich and wealthy. They will pray very very hard to be in good Health.

    If one is at the death bed or someone close just diminished. Then one would feel the pain piercing through their heart.
    Hoping with all the Wealth one have could exchange in Life just to extend the memory of the past together.

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  • Think Carefully:

    Why does the vacccinated need protection from the unvaccinated?

    “Unless all unvaccinated people also agree to get vaccinated, the already vaccinated are somehow still at risk of getting sick and dying, supposedly because of the unvaccinated. “Never before in history has there been a need to ‘protect the vaccinated,’” says Karl Denninger.

    “There isn’t one now unless the jabs not only don’t work, [but] in some percentage of people who took them they make infection worse – and they know it.”

    As has always been the case until very recently, the purpose of vaccination is to provide personal protection against disease. People who take vaccines, we are told, obtain special “immunity” that the unvaccinated supposedly never get because their natural immune systems did not receive the vaccine “upgrade.” This was the crux of the overall vaccine narrative until 2020 came around.

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