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Here we go again

Here we go again. Another surge in infections, another series of knee-jerk reactions that don’t make sense.

I’ll cite just a few examples:

One, more than two persons from the same household can ride together in a taxi or PHV. But when they alight, they cannot dine-in together because restaurants are limited to two per table. They also cannot visit their relatives because households can only have up to two unique visitors per day.

Two, if the four persons are from different households, they cannot get into a single cab. But they can happily climb into a bus or MRT train.

Three, social gatherings are limited to two per group but group tours (eg. Duck Tours) can be up to 50. Where do these people get their ideas from? Whoever is writing them need to remove their heads from their derrière.

Since we opened Orange & Teal, we’ve bounced from a no-dining-in phase to groups of two dining-in with conditions to five with more conditions, back to no-dining-in in less than a month, then back to two with modified rules to five with more modified rules and now back again to two.

This yo-yo type of policy-making is driving everyone nuts; there is no logical consistency. It certainly doesn’t inspire confidence in their ability to tackle the pandemic which is putting businesses and jobs under immense pressure.

And when it comes to events that suit their purpose eg. National Day Parade or the GE last year, they have no problems holding them.

The tragedy is that the sorry state of affairs is confusing and demoralising to an already Covid-fatigued population.

To put a stop to this mess, the SDP will announce an 8-point exit strategy to decisively tackle the pandemic.

The plan drawn up by our healthcare panel led by leading infectious disease expert Prof Paul Tambyah. We will present our alternative ideas shortly and will open it for public review.

 

Dr Chee Soon Juan

 

 

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34 Responses to “Here we go again”

  • Fire:

    You are not aware that Virus too celebrate laxtional day.

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  • Shame:

    I think these ministers need to to go IMH for a brain scan.

    the way, the suggest of 2 persons are only allowed in F&B will others, like buses, mrt and group tour will have no limited. What is the logical behind these numbers ?

    Which good schools are they from, beside the lousy RI…??, or, in fact, which Universities are they from. Cambridge University OR WoodBridge University.

    How do they got their degree and scholarship????

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  • Shame:

    Useless !!

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  • Billy ma:

    PAP poll claimed that 70% are satisfied with the handling of the covid.
    Guess they’re simply using the highest GE result for the poll.

    No surprise PAP at this time & circumstances still trying to paint a beautiful picture & a faultless front.

    Singaporeans doing all the hard work, PAP will get to sign their own bonus checks.

    Singaporeans have go bear with the new norm.
    PAP? the usual normal of course

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  • Tremendous:

    The writer hit the nail on the head. The village is in a fatigue state and yet the village chief from his highly sheltered residence, called villagers to bear with the nonsense from his chiefs.

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  • Fine Country:

    It’s a way to fine everybody.
    Who can remember all these nonsensical rules? Who?
    Even the police cannot remember! This is proven, but just speculation.

    This is speculation, but likely to be right: even the MTF and MOH people cannot remember.

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  • Buttocks fartin heads thinkin:

    I’m paid a million
    I’m gonna shine
    Pappy’s da best
    Ahgong will attest

    Got hit with a pandemic
    Solvin it ain’t no polemic
    Indian delta we can handle
    Viet fiancees love must enable

    Vaccines will settle
    No one doubts our mettle
    Lest they call us derelict
    We’ll term it endemic

    Show us some mercy
    Respect our literacy
    Pappy’s da best
    Siginna no contest

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  • Act Before it is too late:

    Sinkies do not know how to appreciate a TRUE LEADER in Dr Chee!

    As they have all been fed with FODDERs given out freely by oldlie to keep themselves in the MILLION $ CLUB! supported by non other than the SEAT WARMER!

    What has SINKIES now got to LOSE………..by this yo-yo policy by the Pappies and Shame ….FOREIGN WHAT INTERFERENCE ACT?

    Are Sinkies waiting for all to be INFECTED and DIE while the MULTIMILLIONAIRE miniSTIRs hide in their cocoon airconditioned offices PAID BY YOU!!

    YOU HAVE A CHOICE……….ACT BEFORE IT IS TOOOOOOOO LATE!

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  • mrWie:

    I guess … We have to be grateful to the MTF
    for providing us 4D number daily!
    No other countries provide such service.

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  • Oxymorons churn out by idiotic clowns, what can you expect?

    When the MRTs and Buses were allowed to be packed like Sardines, every other measure are as good as none. These supposedly effective policies then become for show only, just to tell the world that they are ‘doing their best’.

    The only way out for Sinkieland is to lock it down completely and then mass-test the populace. Delay the opening of borders or implement strict 21-days quarantine like China for border entry. Use St John’s island to quarantine the infected (symp or asymp). As long as the infected are allowed to move around freely, the C19 virus can never be eradicated. Even my 3-year-old neighbor in China knows that.

    China has shown the way many times on how it is properly done, why can’t the idiots at MTF flush their I-know-all arrogance down the toilet and take a leaf?

    MAYBE these idiots have a hidden agenda we do not know about?

    What do you think?

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  • Dear john:

    Hindsight leader is backing em!

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  • Harder Truths:

    Sheeple have only themselves to blame.

    You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.

    Thomas Sowell

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  • Win or lose?:

    Only if you win, then you can be grateful. If every day is a losing number, you need to f*** them for your losses.

    You will have better luck at Middle Rd.

    mrWie:
    I guess … We have to be grateful to the MTF
    for providing us 4D number daily!
    No other countries provide such service.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    What is worrying is that 2 of the 3 clowns are potentially SG’s next PM. This shows Loong totally failed in getting a credible 4G team to lead SG for the next generation. Recall Ah Goh already advised him Jan/Feb 2018 that he should settled the 4G succession issue by end-2018 LATEST, but Loong basically told him to fly kite. In hindsight, settling that issue in 2018/19 is probably a correct timeframe as election could then be held in 2019 instead of during a crisis in 2020. Now there is no strong mandate (i.e. weak confidence) and incompetent clowns trying their best to “impress” us. Truly inept leadership by Loong. His excuse? Blame Singaporeans as Free Riders, lor.

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  • 4G CMI, SG dies:

    When we have a health minister who made public statements like….

    - he did not account for the Delta variant’s virality
    - the Delta did not wait for us to be ready and attacked us first
    - the Delta variant did not follow our script

    OMG! Joke! SG is really a joke to the world! I just wonder how many innocent life would be lost under this joker’s charge. I can’t help but also wonder why an infectious disease expert Dr Paul Tambyah is not our Health Minister instead.

    I supposed dumb singaporeans especially residents in Bukit Panjang SMC deserve to ….. just die!

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  • clowns are clowns:

    As I follow the press conferences held by the MTF so far, I think they have ran out of ideas to tackle the C19 situation heads on!!
    Anyone will know that if you sit on your fat arses and failed to execute your plan,(if they have any) the numbers of C19 cases will shoot upwards, until the day the virus stabilizes by itself.
    They were full of confidence when the Jurong Port cluster first erupted!! They put forward a plan with 4 rings to fence up the infected. Since then, whatever happened to those rings??
    Then, they the situation got out of control, they said to prepare for 3000 cases. Now, before the numbers even reach 3000, they come and tell you that they are preparing for 5000 cases. So when we reach 4kplus cases, they will tell you that they will prepare for 10000 cases!!
    In the meantime, the 5 persons to 2 and 2 to 5 thingy will be juggled about at their whims and fancy!!

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  • Bad. Bad. Bad.:

    And these generals dare to threaten war on others.

    The enemy did not follow our plan. They were supposed to run but they defended and even counter attacked Sentosa. lol.

    4G CMI, SG dies:
    When we have a health minister who made public statements like….

    - he did not account for the Delta variant’s virality
    - the Delta did not wait for us to be ready and attacked us first
    - the Delta variant did not follow our script

    OMG! Joke! SG is really a joke to the world! I just wonder how many innocent life would be lost under this joker’s charge. I can’t help but also wonder why an infectious disease expert Dr Paul Tambyah is not our Health Minister instead.

    I supposed dumb singaporeans especially residents in Bukit Panjang SMC deserve to ….. just die!

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Yes China done better in its own way.

    But cases will resurface again. But thats not the point.

    Rather do all the people in Singapore want the China way ? Can the people accept it and take it ? Perhaps a survey needed.

    Why no other countries follow the China way ? Even Russia or Vietnam or Cuba dont follow suit ? NK not so sure as info is vague. Laos too poor forget it.
    Ok, Sg dont implement, why Malaysia or Indonesia or Thailand or Myanmar dont do it. Whole country cannot then the smallest state also cannot ?

    Sg law state that you cannot smoke inside house , muz go open spaces no shelter. How many smokers violated ? You think gov they don’t know. Close one eye only.

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  • xoxo:

    Lets be serious here.
    This is about PEOPLE WHO WILL DECIDE OUR FUTURE.
    THE PM-POTENTIAL ARE BOTH TOTALLY BLUR N MERELY RECITING WHAT THEIR BO$$ ORDERED THEM,at least it seems to my simple observation.

    How can FUTURE PM BE SO BLUR.
    HOW CAN THEY NOT HAVE A MIND OF THEIR OWN?

    GROUP THINKING OR GROUP BLURRING?
    Someone from among them must have different IDEAS but dare not or CAN NOT say it aloud for fear of losing rice-bowl?
    Learn from DR GOH,he did not lose his rice bowl; instead he was BOLD.

    IF NOT FOR THE GOOD SENSE N GOOD THINKING IF DR GOH,LKY WOULD HAVE SCREWED UP UPTEEM TIMES.

    LETS RECALL AT THIS JUNCTURE.
    1G HAD MANY INDEPENDENT MINDS,includingLKY himself.
    They SYNERGISED EACH OTHER MINDS N CAME OUT WITH MANY GOOD WORKING IDEAS FOR SG N sgs and we all prospered.

    What about post-1G?
    LKY HELMED THE GOVT mainly by himself with ALL YES-MEN AND Sgs became worse off in general.

    Scholars mean nothing if they refuse or cannot USE THEIR BRAINS OR SAY WHAT THEY THINK FOR FEAR OF REPRIMAND???

    GROUP-THINKING IS NOT ONE MIND SAYS ALL AND ALL SAY *AYE*.
    GROUP-SYNERGISED THINKING MUST TAKE OVER IN REALITY,else THE REST ARE MERELY ECHO-SOUNDING.

    TIME TO REFORM THE WAY GOVT THINKING IS BEING PRACTISED.
    IT HAS NOT BEEN WORKING,THIS SORT OF GROUP-THINKING WHICH IS MORE LIKE *ECHO-SOUNDING*?

    WE NÈED FRESH IDEAS.

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  • xoxo:

    And,btw,to this simple sg uncle,DELTA CAME FROM INDIA,SO TOO THE THOUSANDS OF INDIAN-FTs and their RELATIVES AND their *partners* who were INFECTED N QUARANTINED here and MADE TO INTEGRATE with us???

    This is not about being xebophobic or racist.
    This is about TRUTH N BEING CAREFUL N CONSIDERATE.
    IF sgs can be asked to quarantine at HOME WHY CANT THESE INFECTED FOREIGNERS BE SENT BACK *HOME* TO QUARANTINE instead???

    So HARSH TO OWN CITIZENS N ALWAYS TRYING TO NICETIES TO FOREIGNERS?

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  • SGs dying not their business:

    They even denied w/o proof a while b4 the infection explosion started, that theres no evidence that the Delta variant is in SG!
    how could it not ? They werent testing fit it at the time.
    Now heaven only knows what other variants had reached our shores and mixing freely among the population…at the courtesy of our sgov via the hoards of foreigners theyre still rolling out the red carpet for..alot from high risk countries.
    Seriously!!

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  • Shamless:

    Three of these idiots have served NS and what rank do they hold. Fight the virus likes going to war !! what the useless bunch of idiots..

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    When a LEEDER is an IDIOT his subordinates must be WORSE…cannot be BETTERER or he will be seen as Sick n Senile and Need To Be Removed…why it is Not done is beyond CONprehension(spelling is right)…Thaman, Vivien n NONchinese…why the Silence ut is NOT Golden but Shitty…Pay too good to ROCK THE BOAT???

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  • conu eat shit:

    LHL is not broadminded when comes to politics, he only wants to “FIX THE OPPOSITION” He is not broadminded enough to put party politics side and do what is GOOD FOR SINGAPORE AND SINGAPOREANS.

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  • conu eat shit:

    LHL, WHY THE FUCK CAN YOU NOT bring Dr Paul Tambayah to be part of the MTF and HELP fight the covid epidemic? Put party politics aside and THINK WHAT IS GOOD FOR SINGAPORE AND SINGAPOREANS,NOT FOR YOU.

    LHL because of your selfish thinking SINGAPORE IS SUFFERING. Dr Paul Tambayah is professor of infectious diseases not any Tom, Dick or Harry. Don’t sideline him because he belongs to SDP.

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  • Reject Racist Trolls:

    Xoxo, you are a first class racist. Why you don’t talk about covid coming from China? How much we have to suffer because spore let in PRC and we kena circuit breaker, and so many sectors suffer? Why you never complain when million of PRC given Spore citizenship so that Chinese can maintain their 75 % majority even though they only have half replacement level? Oh ya, why will you bring all these up? Afterall, you are first class racist.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Shamless:
    Three of these idiots have served NS and what rank do they hold. Fight the virus likes going to war !! what the useless bunch of idiots..

    Many years ago when we could eat breakfast in coffee shop, we used to hear of laments about pap.

    One day we overheard a young man saying, when in war, and he had the weapon and ammunition, the first person he would shoot at was the useless pap general.

    We looked around, trying to see if any pap 007 spy was around. We felt fearful for the young man since he was in pap land and such talk was no different as telling someone in North Korea that the first bullet from him was at fatty.

    On the other hand, in our own hearts, we were joyful because the young man spoke what was truly in our old hearts which we were too kiasi to talk loudly.

    Will we really do it, as the young man had said? Well, given our age, would we have the weapon and ammunition? Even if we had them, would the pap Ljs and pap Cbs be in the frontline for us to shoot at? No. These parasite cockroaches would be in their shelters far away from anything dangerous, just like they are now in their landed properties private cars far away from the infected masses crowding in bus mrt and HDB lifts.

    Even so, never say never. If chance happens, and the young man shoots, we shall clap clap clap and applaud such bravery.

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  • Dr Chee

    61% voted for this ding of a dong, who to blame?

    Instead of trying to run the businesses in a ding dong fashion, maybe the operators should consider closing it for the time being and take a break until the situation is clearer? I don’t see how a business can make given so much uncertainty.

    What do you think?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “The plan drawn up by our healthcare panel led by leading infectious disease expert Prof Paul Tambyah. We will present our alternative ideas shortly and will open it for public review.”

    @Dr. Chee, be careful PAP might just copy it, by changing the name of SDP’s idea to PAP’s plan. Remember how PAP changed Opposition’s “minimum wage” to PAP’s “qualifying wage”.

    For the 61%, you still believe there is such thing as qualifying wage? It was talk only, no one has received this wage increase yet!!

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  • Medical Specialists Task Force:

    MTF dealing with Covid is piecemeal reactive approach rather than holistic which is complete & comprehensive.

    You will see the measures implemented by MTF show up as “start-stop” & “on-off” scenario just like OYK say applying brakes!

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/singapore-is-tapping-the-brakes-to-slow-the-surge-in-covid-19-cases-ong-ye-kung

    MTF is not going to beat the Covid this way & worst still local businesses like restaurant owners are frustrated & stressed by this irrational & incoherent “tapping of brakes” in reducing-increasing no. of diners mode from 2 to 5 to 2 which is arbitrarily fixed by MTF. Question is why 2 & not 3 & why 5 & not 6? Why taking public bus & MRT there is no restriction on number?

    ONE DAY SUAY-SUAY THE BRAKE BREAKDOWN THE WHOLE SG CRASH & CRUSH BY COVID DOOMSDAY VIRUS!

    HOPE THAT GOVT WILL ADOPT SDP 8-POINT PLAN TO EXIT THE PANDEMIC!

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  • @Medical Specialists Task Force

    UNLESS God have mercy on the daft Sinkies, there is NO WAY I see the current half-baked measures churned out by the idiotic MTF being able to control and eradicate the C19 virus.

    Sinkieland will be an island infected with the C19 for years to come, till and until the entire populace is infected with the C19.

    And the idiots at MTF think that just because Sinkies can (forced) live with the virus, the rest of the people on Earth will come to share Sinkie’s joy in “living with the virus”. What a freaking joke!

    BTW, heard Temasick big big boss already hinted that it is only a matter of WHEN someone is infected, not IF. I take that to mean that it is the direction which the LEEders are taking, to allow everyone to get infected.

    Still don’t get it?

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  • Trust only myself:

    You can draw up 8 points or 80 points but the stupid citizens don’t accept also no use……

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  • Olumpah:

    China need to first produce olympic medalist hopefuls then we can make them new citizens.

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  • MarBowling:

    Great and insightful comments by Dr Chee.

    Hopefully the BLADY PAPigs won’t HIJACK your PLAN!

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