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Covid-19 exposing the incompetence of the 4G ‘leadership’

(CNA, 23 Sep) ‘Ground operations ‘much strained’ as surge in COVID-19 cases causes delays: MOH’

The Ministry of Health has issued a statement to say: “Try not to call quarantine hotline, MOH hotline, QSM hotline etc – this will just further jam up the system”.

The article further states that: “Some patients on home recovery said they have not received instructions from authorities about tests or what they should do after they tested positive.”

Comment:

Just yesterday, CNA ran another story (COVID-19: Home recovery patients ‘anxious’ without clear instructions, set up Telegram group for support) where two people who were self-recovering at home were given lack of communication from the Ministry of Health.

One person lamented: “You know the infographics they put out online, right? Apparently I’m supposed to measure my temperature and do oximeter tests, and upload this information somewhere. But right from the get-go, no one contacted me to send me these things. No one sent me a link where I can upload these things as well. So I’ve literally been doing nothing (except monitoring my own symptoms).”

Another Polish national who was interviewed had received a text message on Saturday further saying that someone would be in touch. However, the Polish national had only received “another piece of communication” the next day to ask him to fill a form for family members – which he already did the day before.

It is, arguably, quite funny, that people are asked to self-recover at home but yet are not given proper instructions on how to proceed. Will this be effective? Or will this cause more anxiety for these infected patients and their family members?

My friend Ying (not her real name) commented that over the past week or so, the warning signs are so glaring that any ‘illiterate’ man (even if not from RI like me) would eventually be able to guess that the hospital capacity may likely to eventually be overwhelmed.

Indeed, the number of warded cases skyrocketed from 873 on 19 Sep to 1083 on 22 Sep – a 24% increase in just 3 days! The increase was 1,200% from 25 Aug to 22 Sep!

As I have asked before: Are our lives a game of cards, played by the seemingly, not-so-skilled 4G ‘leadership’?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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33 Responses to “Covid-19 exposing the incompetence of the 4G ‘leadership’”

  • Hachiu!:

    The intention is very clear ………to get everyone infected……

    otherwise tell me what is endemic?

    Once everyone is infected, the virus will eventually tapered off as a mild flu………..hachiu!

    20% of them from RI.

    Tech: Exactly, that’s what I have been saying all along, since they are so reluctant to mass-test the entire populace. They are waiting for everyone to get infected and praying for herd immunity. Those who make it, good. For those who didn’t, just too bad, mere statistic.

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  • opposition dude:

    Ok we had 1400+ cases reported on 22 September and the healthcare system is alredy tak boleh tahan with PAP hoping and praying that the cases plummet fast fast. No way Jose, it will remain high for weeks before it starts plummeting, just look at other countries that had wave after wave, no such thing as after a week or 2 then it goes down.

    So the inept PAP once again shows everyone just how they do things wrongly. They think just by saying that cases are expected to go up because they so hero declare this pandemic as endemic can liao ha ha ha!

    They are running out of hospital beds so are looking for any empty sites which can house patients who require oxygen supplementation. Not easy when there are over 1000 cases a day you know. But put it down to bad planning and not having a plan B for the state we find ourselves in.

    So I’m just waiting for more excuses since that is all PAP is good for anyway.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Remember one minister said “don’t politicise COVID let science decides not politician”. Who in the Task force is in science? The only so called Associate Professor is spineless. He had to look at his boss’s face first before he dared to say anything.

    Another minister in the task force said “MOH is not going to chase after every case”. But as long as one worker in the office kenna, everyone in the same office would be affected one way or another.

    I want to know if a fully vaccinated person was tested positive but has no symptom, he is as normal as every other person, what happens? He was normal as a thousand of other people around, only he was tested! Is he going to be isolated?

    What are we going to do in isolation? Just wait for the symptom to emerge? Since there is no medication, what to do? Just wait to be better or to be worse! Can’t the same be done as normal without isolation?

    You might argue that isolation is to protect others from infection. There could be thousands of others already infected, only different is they were not tested and asymptomatic!!

    Hey, Task Force, I am looking at you! Since you are not from RI, you might have the answer!

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  • xoxo:

    The 4G are just the *DOER$* ,puppets on the string orchestrated by the WAYANG BO$$.

    LW,who was on the ground zero prior to OYCON,shud have advised ,together with GanKY,the showy PM to be more humble in treating the PANDEMIC.
    OYCON was called in to execute what the *THINKER* conceived behind the scene,AWAY FROM THE SCENE,probably?

    This CRUNCH IS TO BE EXPECTED as the CLEAR
    OUTCOME from TREATING THE EVOLVING N DYNAMIC COVID could be easily ANTICIPATED.
    ONLY STUBBORN N ARROGANT FOOLS CANNOT SEE THIS COMING.
    THEY THINK THEY CAN OUTWIT THE CORONA AND SHOW TO THE WORLD HOW CLEVER THEY ARE?
    VANITY OF VANITIES,ALL IS VANITY.

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  • $inchiapor's$tinkingConnivance:

    Sze Hian, there’s a strong possibility the Pappies have been bluffing about the infection figures prior to late August. It is highly likely that their imbecile admission of Delta Indian social-visit passes and Vietnamese girlfriend hostesses set off the great spikes since 3-4 months ago. They were rushing to up the ante on total vaccinated numbers before they dared to release the facts. Think about it….. early August saw barely a 100 daily infections and then…. kaboom! What! is it a new Pappy variant?

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  • Billy ma:

    This ong fellow is just a big mouth, arrogance, & basically nothing much

    All he did was ‘cannot this cannot that’.

    PAP is paying themselves million & million because they’re good or just to make themselves look good.

    This covid not only clearly showed how terrible an invisible virus can do but most importantly it exposed that not only is PAP is but a screwed up group, also they’re just paying themselves million million million just to make themselves look good.

    Ong is the worse of the worses, with ah chan next to him.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times :Quote-”

    Malaysia, Singapore to discuss possibility of reopening borders soon: Malaysian Foreign Minister
    Johor will be submitting its proposal to Putrajaya to open up the border with Singapore through the Daily Commuting Arrangement….

    KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysia and Singapore are discussing the possibility of reopening their borders soon, said Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

    Datuk Saifuddin was assuring lawmakers in the Dewan Rakyat after several of them raised the plight of Malaysians who have not seen their families since borders closed due to the pandemic on March 18, 2020.

    “I am aware that the issue is not just about Covid-19, but also about those who have been separated from loved ones even before the start of the pandemic,” he said during his ministerial reply on the motion of thanks on the Royal Address on Thursday (Sept 23).

    “I will try to see how we can overcome this together,” he added.

    Mr Saifuddin said the matter has been brought to the attention of Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who heads the committee to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

    “I was also informed that the Health Minister was in a telephone conversation with his Singaporean counterpart on how borders can be reopened between the two countries,” Mr Saifuddin said….

    “I pray and hope that the matter can be resolved as soon as possible,” he added.

    Mr Saifuddin said that the reopening of borders between Malaysia and Singapore would pave the way for the country to open up air routes with other countries like Thailand.

    He was responding to the issue raised by Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who said he has received numerous pleas from Malaysians, who have not seen their loved ones for two years.

    “This has led to mental problems for some, including divorces between married couples who have been separated,” Mr Syed Saddiq said.

    Tebrau MP Steven Choong suggested allowing Malaysians who are certified as fully vaccinated to return home once a month to see their families.

    Mr Choong said the Reciprocal Green Lane arrangement between the two countries was for Singaporeans who had subsidiary companies in Malaysia and did not benefit the thousands of Malaysian blue-collar workers in Singapore.

    Mr Saifuddin said that both countries had previously concluded a Periodic Commuting Arrangement scheme that allowed Malaysian workers or permanent residents to return to the country for brief visits….”Unquote.

    Response :Already 1500+ cases reported out today on news ! Singapore still want to re opened border with high corona virus Malaysia ! No brain people run will destroy Singapore !

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  • Hancho:

    Simple,minister(or a General)already gave up.can stand down already,can go home rest ready!..

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  • Hancho:

    Really if people ask me how if got covid?

    I tell them our pm already say live with

    Already…putting up living with covid law in parliament soon I hope!

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  • 4G CMI, SG dies:

    Sigh! Another 2 covid fatality yesterday. Total death now stands at 70! At the rate infection is rising, more seniors will be deleted from sg population. One positive sign though, pap’s vote for the next GE will be greatly reduced.

    Confirmed no more votes for the pap from those seniors who have died of covid. And on seeing how pap hacked care about seniors’ life in tackling this pandemic, the surviving elderly voters would surely not want to give the pap their votes any more.

    Covid has also opened the eyes of our elderly!

    Tech: Maybe that’s what they wanted, to rid the population of useless seniors, so they can import more FTs mew sillyzens to replace them?

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  • Smart Nation:

    Stay-Home quarantine is a lousy idea because if you are ART-tested positive for Covid-19 you should be isolated at a facility or hospital; otherwise, you could be passing the virus on to your family members or colleagues at work.

    Tech: With 10s of thousands on the island infected, would it have made any difference where they are placed? Come to think of it, maybe that’s what they wanted, everyone to get infected and pray for herd immunity? Those who make it good, those who up the lorry, so sad too bad, mere stats nia.

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  • Carry. Onn:

    Reason why hospital got more infection is

    Very simple.staff had acknowledged to live with covid.

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  • Like I have said many times before, Sinkieland seriously needs a reboot so that it can start from scratch.

    Maybe what the selfish oppos cannot do in a century, the C19 can do it for them.

    At the rate of current infection, a year or so its what it will take for the entire populace to be infected.

    By that time, the incompetence of the MTF clowns would be so glaring that no voters would want to touch them with a 10-foot pole. Want to helicopter them in any GRC, the whole team dies with them. lol

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ Soccerbetting2

    I thought many here said Malaysia there very good? Retire in Malaysia ? Makan and buy groceries at Malaysia ?

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  • MarBowling:

    Smart Nation:
    September 24, 2021 at 2:49 am (Quote)
    Stay-Home quarantine is a lousy idea because if you are ART-tested positive for Covid-19 you should be isolated at a facility or hospital; otherwise, you could be passing the virus on to your family members or colleagues at work.

    Tech: With 10s of thousands on the island infected, would it have made any difference where they are placed? Come to think of it, maybe that’s what they wanted, everyone to get infected and pray for herd immunity? Those who make it good, those who up the lorry, so sad too bad, mere stats nia.

    Response: ALL ALOONG, it’s part of the Game Plan of the Husband(Mai Hum)and Wifey(Holee Jinx) Tag Team. First they DISTRIBUTE TESTING KIT(USING TAXPAYERS HARD EARNED MONEY)so-called FOC TO EVERY HOME. THINK WE SHOULD NOT START POKING EACH OTHER. OWNSELF POKE OWNSELF! NO POKING, NO RESULT.

    NEXT, START POKING, When ONE Of the FamiLEE of 5 KENNA POSITIVE RESULT. OWNSELF TAKE CARE OWNSELF. Hell will break loose. Sure to Kenna ISOLATED IN a room WITH ATTACHED bathroom. What happen when this particular FamiLEE with one infected member is only a 3-RM HDB flat. 4 members cramped into one room leaving the other room for the infected one.

    HAT OFF AND SALUTE THE TALENTED TAG TEAM. Anyway, Heaven has eyes. Shim oops MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES!

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  • Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:

    Despite having reach a new HIGH in infection numbers yesterday, even surpassing the highest last year of 1426 cases/day on 19 Apr 2020, our MSM still has the cheek to now push Fake News such as this below claiming than 70% Sinkies velly proud of PAPies performance… LOL:

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-residents-proud-covid-efforts-ips-study-151548519.html

    Some more get some Sinkies with SSS to Porr his Lan Pah, by eating yet another nonexistent “Mai Hum” dish, just to make him feel less stupid or out-of-touch? LOL.

    Next time, if he wrongly say got dish with Mee Rebus with “My Cum” in it, Sinkies will also refuse to correct him but instead quickly support him by creating new Mee Rebus dish with their Cum in it too. LOL.

    https://sg.style.yahoo.com/we-eat-like-pm-lee-hsien-loong-for-a-day-food-hawker-restaurant-070004034.html

    I said before many times alleady – Sinkies with SSS (61% PAPies die-hard sukporters + 10% fence-sitters-cum-vote-voiders) are hopeless.

    No matter what you say or show them FACTS, they will still deny reality and leave a special place in their hearts for their beloved PAPies, especially for Lanjiao Loong. LOL.

    As me and others have PREDICTED months ago, this mass (mRNA) vaxx will create even MORE INFECTIONS + DEATHS, and this is now actualized!
    For anyone with basic logic and eyes to see the trend charts, the FACTS & NUMBERS are clear as day. It was well under control BEFORE this mass poisonous (mRNA) gene therapy jabs, but now after >80% jabbed, its actually gottern WORSE!

    So, just wait and wee… even if the DEATHS shoot up, Sinkies will still believe their PAPies spin claiming that those who died are the not vaxxed, while those who are vaxxed but still died are because of heart attack, stroke or other health factors (but they quietly forget to mention that COVID leads to blood clots leading to heart attacks/strokes etc.) LOL.

    No point to comprain or argue anymore, just let Sinkies be lah… they DIE DIE also want their PAPies, so let them die for PAPies and fulfill their last wishes lor.

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  • oxygen:

    THE MORE VAXXED, the more infections and the more mortality.

    PAPpypolitics just DIAM DIAM DIAM of this actuality.

    They are no longer managing the crisis BUT THE CRISIS IS MANAGING THEM – the pandemic is literally growing into an endemic outcome.

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  • Tremendous:

    Well said but of course it’s no surprise for the crisis to manage idiots.

    oxygen:
    THE MORE VAXXED, the more infections and the more mortality.

    PAPpypolitics just DIAM DIAM DIAM of this actuality.

    They are no longer managing the crisis BUT THE CRISIS IS MANAGING THEM – the pandemic is literally growing into an endemic outcome.

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  • xoxo:

    @oxygen
    Correctly said.
    The CORONA is a clever germ mutating like a NINJA into new forms to avoid detection and destruction much like how antibiotics become inefficacious due to OVER-APPLICATION!

    I have been harping in this on TRE.
    ALSO commented on LONG TERM EFFECT OF COVID because of pneumonia.
    But who cares?
    We are just keyboard warriors and they are the ELITES?

    PUT 1 AND 1,you get 2.
    Even 2 year olds know that?
    Our PM N HIS CABINNET HAVE BECOME TOO ARROGANT AND VAIN to be wise enough to realise this.
    Why complicate simple clear-cut matters?
    1+1=2.
    You put *GARBAGE IN*,YOU GET GARBAGE COMING OUT!

    CECA-FTs n their RELATIVES WERE BEING DUMPED BY PLANELOADS INTO TINY sg months ago when our COMMUNITY CASES were near ZERO AFTER LOCKDOWN’S EFFORTS BY sgs.

    It is CLEAR DELTA IS FROM INDIA SO TOO CECA-FTs n relatives.
    Now,sgs are PAYING FOT THE LHL CABINET’S GRAVE ERROR N ERRANT CONDUCT!

    PLS ACCEPT RESPONDIBITY.
    POPULATION PROBLEM?
    NOW,WE ARE A SICK NATION OF PNEUMONIA EVEN IF COVID SUBSIDES LATER???

    PM LEE MUST CLAIM RESPONSIBITY.
    SGS WERE NOT TRYING TO BE RACIST NOR XENOPHOBIC,IT WAS JUST A WAY OF EXPRESSING OUR GENUINE CONCERNS.
    AND,THE G TOOK IT NEGATIVELY?

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  • Beginning of Sorrow:

    They worst is yet to come. This is just the beginning of sorrow.

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  • @Beginning of Sorrow:

    Beginning of Sorrow:
    They worst is yet to come. This is just the beginning of sorrow.

    好戏还在后头

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  • Smart Nation:

    If they want it to be endemic, they should first make sure there are enough hospital beds and quarantine facilities. Stay-Home Recovery would mean exposing vulnerable family members (elderly, children, immuno- compromised) to the risk of infection. It’s hard to self-isolate at home in a flat when family members share amenities like toilet, kitchen, bedrooms, living and dining space. Politicians living in big bungalows with many rooms and maids on hand to serve them do not understand peasants living and working in small spaces.

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  • Think normally:

    Is better to QURANTEEN when you are fine.

    Don,t get sick(covid)then go into QURANTEEN.

    This is most normal thing to do.

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  • It is said thta when one bull of a shit too often, one tends to believe that the bull of a shit is actually a reality and a matter of fact.

    So much so that complacency sets in and everyone thought that the vaccine is very effective and all are protected from the C19 infections and won’t die.

    This is more so the case for those clowns in the MTF and MOH, who probably believed every bull of a shit that they have been sprouting and eventually thought that they are invincible because they got the jab.

    What do you think?

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  • Community Care Facilties:

    Put the mild case into Community Care Faculties lah..not home.
    Only common sense to reduce the spread.
    Open up those CCF at Expo and Changi Exhibition again before the situation get worse and more unnecessary deaths.

    Tech: Going by the stats in other more ‘honest’ countries, Sinkieland now should have about 5-digits infected roaming the street and increasing by the day, which community centers can tahan so many?

    Medical workers how?

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  • Istana still available:

    If still no enough splaces for hospital beds, please open up the many empty rooms at the Istana!
    Gives our Mdm President an opportunity to do a little National Service…
    Why ever not???
    This is a war time situation.

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  • oxygen:

    SCIENCE AND POLITICAL COWS must all know that vaccine DOES NOT AND WILL NOT WORK more than 9 months ago BUT THEY PERSISTED on massive inoculation roll-out to futility.

    Mining entities around the globe have been making statutory law-mandated price sensitive announcements to their respective stock exchanges – REPORTING OF REPEATED CYCLES OF BREAKTHROUGH RE-INFECTION in mines located in isolated remote geography (away from densely-populated urban economic geography where pandemic transmissions are necessarily much faster and easily).

    Northern Star Resources, for example, reported in its September AND December 2020 qtrly report to the Australian Securities Exchange, notifying of uncontainable infection in its underground gold mine – POGO – in Alaska as i repeatedly warned all in TRE here.

    And that was BEFORE Delta variant erupted across the globe.

    NOBODY – especially the dumbfounded political cows ask the simple question-

    WHY??

    And what IMPLICATIONS is this repeated cycles of breakthrough infections and those yet unvaccinated working in underground mine at POGO, for example?

    The startling obvious is staring into our face – VACCINE DON’T WORK but mass vaccination continues TOTALLY BLIND AND INDIFFERENCE to this CONFRONTING REALITY in contradiction at mines like POGO!!

    Now FDA/CDC/ and political cows are ALL CROWING IN UNISON – bring on the “booster” jabs unlimited – NEVER MIND WE ALL KNOW IT DOES NOT WORK NOW – and the risks consequences awaiting to surprise us all ahead to come.

    IT IS NOW LIKE this – the house is on fire, add more fuel to burn it faster and see what remains of the ashes thereafter.

    The dissenting voices of science opposing mass vaccination WERE CORRECT all along – THEY MUST BE SHUT DOWN NOW MORE THAN EVER – of this VOCAL MINORITY.

    What a MONUMENTAL DISASTER – stubborn politics is destroying human civilisation inviting all to live with endemic virus transmission CREATED BY THE INCOMPETENCE AND USE OF SUBTERFUGE OF ‘HERD IMMUNITY’ PROTECTION LIE told to peasants?

    FEELING SO SAD AND SO HELPLESSLY ANGRY.

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  • oxygen:

    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY celebration first, then worry about the looming infections staring at us (if at all) over the horizon IS NOT ACCEPTABLE of behavior.

    It is YOBBO (youth-like rowdiness) behavior with enduring consequences for all.

    Now what for the rest of those living with responsible behavior?

    Optionless of choices, trapped and bitter resentment and feeling helplessness of otherwise perhaps avoidable, circumstances?

    IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT SITUATION like now, every step and decision HAS BIG BIG CONSEQUENCES of feedback loop unforeseeable now.

    AND YOBBO-LIKE BEHAVIOR IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE in that risks and danger engulfing all together – no matter what differences separate respective decision choices each of us prefers.

    THE TRAUMA IN POGO gold mine in ALASKA is that proverbial “canary in the coal mine” warning.

    The risks warning alert from Northern Star Resources (example) CANNOT BE LIES – it is mandated in corporate law applications that such disclosure statements to shareholders and investing public must BE ACCURATELY TRUTHFUL OF ITS CONTENT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT to the stock exchange.

    WHY DIDN’T WE HEED the warning alert staring in our faces?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Community Care Facilties:
    Put the mild case into Community Care Faculties lah..not home.
    Only common sense to reduce the spread.
    Open up those CCF at Expo and Changi Exhibition again before the situation get worse and more unnecessary deaths.

    Tech: Going by the stats in other more ‘honest’ countries, Sinkieland now should have about 5-digits infected roaming the street and increasing by the day, which community centers can tahan so many?

    Medical workers how?

    Minister Josephine Teo’s husband can help lah!! Just ask only.

    Or is she no say already, since out of MOM?

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  • 99.99% will survive the crisis:

    It could be true that the virus is now everywhere in Singapore but any transformation would have to go through a time of difficulty.

    It is now the critical time for Sinkiland to transform from pandemic to endemic. There would be thousands of people getting infected daily, fret not, more than 99.99% of the people in this red dot will pull through unscathed.

    We will have the last laugh in the fight against the virus.

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  • Community Care Facilities:

    CCF is better than recovery in home lah…
    Especially in small HDB flat…sure spread to other at home.
    Maybe those in Private House can recover in their big Home sweet Home…

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  • Truth:

    One word…sg is poor.cannot afford lock down.

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  • Realistically:

    @ Leong Sze Hian

    >>Covid-19 exposing the incompetence of the 4G ‘leadership’<<

    Hello Leong, I have been stating the obvious by calling him the emperor without clothes even b4 the COVID-19 pandemic struck in late December 2019 and continuing …………with no solution in sight for the next 6 months………….may have to live with the SARS-COV-2 virus forever…..

    Just compare SINKaPOOR's new infection and death over the last month or so with Taiwan's and ask how could this be so.

    Additionally I have been talking about the deficiencies and failures of the emperor without clothes regime's mismanagement of COVID-19 from the very FIRST DAY of the MMTF press conference forcing the MMRF to withdraw their public statements the very next day………..I suppose after reading my criticisms of the emperor without clothes incompetence and cavalier attitude towards the danger of the SARS-COV-2 virus, after PRC had imposed a total LOCKDOWN in the Chinese city of WUHAN and with President Xi's personal warning to the Chinese citizens of the impending danger ………which turned out to be accurate………….while the emperor without clothes was more interested in holding a snap GE………

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