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Quarantine and home isolation for young kids

A four year old kid was quarantined in a hotel. The teacher of his kindergarten class was tested positive.

This caused some disruption to the family. The mother had to take leave from work and look after the kid in the hotel.

The kid was tested negative during the quarantine period and was discharged.

A month later, the kid was placed on home isolation. This time, the teacher in the next class was tested positive.

Again, the mother had to stop work to look after the kid at home. The siblings had to be isolated from the kid. Again, this caused disruption to the family. It now affects the other siblings, who has to stay away from the isolated kid.

The kid was tested negative during the isolation period.

I suspect that this was probably the case for most of the kids in the classes that were asked to be isolated.

We seem to be spending a lot of effort, and getting family members to be disrupted from their daily routines over a risk that is probably quite low.

Only a small proportion of the children would be infected, and in most cases, their infection would be mild.

If we do not carry out the frequent testing, isolation and quarantine, we would probably catch the few cases that fall sick. If the infected people are treated at that time, the chance of severe illness will probably be very low.

I wonder if anyone who is in charge in the ministries of education and health are considering this issue?
 

 
Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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28 Responses to “Quarantine and home isolation for young kids”

  • Mati-ministry Terror Force:

    The mishandling of this covid-19 pandemic has resulted in so many people being so very unhappy and fed-up with the ruling party. Also, so many have now seen the incompetencies of the million dollars paid leaders.

    Me think, there’d surely be many, many votes loss for the pap in the next election.

    Loss votes from those who had died from covid (elderly are mostly pap voters).
    Loss votes from the family members from the above group (who had died needlessly or too soon).
    Loss votes from those who were / are in serious conditions in the hospitals. (If not for the govt mishandling this pandemic, these people wouldn’t have been infected and have to suffer needlessly.)
    Loss votes from the unvaccinated community. (This is 100% guaranteed!)
    Loss votes from parents of children who have been infected with covid.
    Loss votes from parents who unwillingly allowed their children to be vaccinated (otherwise they cannot sit for their exams or attend their graduation).
    Loss votes from people whose businesses have to close down because of the MTF’s inconsistent restrictions.
    Loss votes from people who have now seen how jiak liao bee the pap leaders are.

    With the probability of votes loss being so high, will pap have any chance of winning more than 50% in the next GE?

    How many new citizens would they have to convert in the next 3 yrs to make up for all those probable loss votes?

    Wah! Looks like they not only have to open up fast but also have to open big big and work doubly hard to make plenty of foreigners sing mari kita singapura so that these new citizens can help to up the pap votes in GE2025.

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  • Concern:

    Parents tend to be concern when it comes to their kid getting Covid.
    Yet the present arrangement is quite disruptive to the family.
    Supposed need to have a fine balance…

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  • LongTong Ai Hum:

    You copy from PM of Golden Edge (translated in Chinese).

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  • All skools must close:

    6000 infected kids in just 1 month?
    This is really, really shocking news!
    Shouldn’t all skools be closed?

    But don’t worry too much. Come January, the cases will plunge to almost zero, so skools and playskools can resume with just a play of sadtistics.

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  • Smart Nation:

    This time you could be right: there is no need to isolate children unless they are tested positive. If they kena Covided by their classmate or teacher, they develop natural immunity. What is important is that they get effective treatment and recover at a hospital or care facility. If they do Home Recovery, they will probably passed it on to their siblings and parents as well.

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  • MarBowling:

    The whole bunch of our Ministerial Trash Force of the 3 STOOGES and by extension their Big Boss Mai Hum ARE CALLING THEMSELVES WORLD CLASS MINISTERS NOT FOR NOTHING!

    BY SELF-PROCLAIMING THEMSELVES AS WORLD CLASS:
    1. They can PAY themselves the World Highest Obscene $millions salary
    2. They can “DO WHATEVER I WANT, DON’T CARE WHAT OTHERS SAY”
    3. They can POMFA, FICA, FUCKA anyone they like!
    4. Now, being the SHEEP, the Husband(Mai Hum)and Wifey(Holee Jinx)Tag Team, have chosen to FOLLOW the Pipe Piper aka the CDC and by extension WHO THE HELL, TO GO AFTER THE PRECIOUS LIFE OF KIDS!

    HEAVEN HAS EYES. MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES!

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  • xoxo:

    THE very FACT that 6000 kids got infected in just one(1) month alone point’s to the SEVERITY OF DELTA INFECTIOUSNESS and the LAX N IRRESPONSIBLE MANNER in which the GOVT OF LEE AH LONG treats this DELTA VARIANT *RIGHT FROM THE ONSET*,ISNT IT?

    This,and the Daily number of LOCAL CASES OF SEVERAL THOUSANDS N DEATHS IN THE TEENS FROM ZERO LOCAL CASES N LOW AGGREGATE XEATHS FROM COVID after lockdown demonstrate n confirm that the lax DUMPING OF DELTA INFECTED CECA-FTs by the arrogant n boastful govt is the ONE REAL REASON FOR THE CURRENT DELTA COVID WILD-FIRE SPREAD.

    YET,the likes of OYK OF MTF DARE EVEN TO *PENALISE UNVAX SGS* IN UNBECOMING N BLAMEFUL MANNER!

    THE GOVT OF LEE AH LONG HAS NEVER APOLOGISE TO SGS FOR CAUSING us GRIEVOUS HURT,PHYSICALLY ,SOCIAL-ECONOMICALLY N OTHERWISE BUT TAKES TO PUSHING BLAME AND PUNISHING INNOCENT BY-STANDERS WHO PREFER NOT TO BE VACCINATED FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER.

    DID THE PEOPLE NOT WARN THE GOVT OF THE DANGER OF DUMPING DELTA INFECTED CECA FTs/relatives into TINY SG right from the beginning when it was reported that other countries were barring ENTRY OF SUCH CASES then?

    NOW,the govt can even bash sgs for their very OWN LAPSES?!!!

    THIS GOVT IS CLEARLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND IRRESPECTFUL TOWARDS ITS OWN CITIZENS.

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  • In no time, Sinkieland will be an international Virus Theme Park, where one can visit the island to have a taste of EVERY variant of the C19 virus.

    That is, if these tourist have a death wish.

    Tourism dollar is surely big money for Temasick and the money-face incumbent, no?

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  • No more chances left:

    All becuz they were too arrogant and greedy.
    It blinded their clear vision!
    Disrespectful of trublus who worked damn hard to build this country.
    Our SG from 3rd world to 1st world in just less than 50yrs..
    And its during LHL’s tenure as PM thats brought OUR HOME SG back down to 3rd world! A big fat failure the whole bunch of them. Just expensive mil$ court jesters.

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  • Virology:

    I only listen to real experts.
    What is happening is called Infection Pressure.
    But there’s no point saying anymore, there are too many experts and personal posterity is too important.

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  • isolation and containment:

    //I only listen to real experts.//

    who are the real experts ?? the real experts are probably behind the scene (subject to will of their more powerful masters who call the REAL shots ??) ?? real medical experts on contagious diseases will unlikely to tell you to live with convit99 (that’s their role right ???) ??

    contagious diseases (especially deadly ones ???) are all about isolation and containment ?? we have special places for this (in communicable diseases centres ???) ?? maybe CONVID99 is too overwhelming and has gotten into the heads of some experts for them to have forgotten what their roles are ???

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  • Just recover at home:

    If symptoms are mild such as

    -aches and pains
    -runny nose
    -sore throat
    -loss of smell,taste.
    -low grade fever

    just stay home to recover, like any other time falling sick before all this.
    Test using the ART, test again after 3 days.
    Do not go out
    Do not go to work

    Might take 7-10 days.
    Fever can come and go suddenly and tired feelings.

    Do not go to hospital unless difficulty breathing
    Call 995 for ambulance.. tell them you cannot breathe.

    Nothing to worry about 98% of people have mild symptoms.
    Only 2% will have breathing difficulties.
    Do not let this stupid SPH scare you.

    Its just a virus attack. You & I have had countless infections before. Stay healthy and all will be fine.

    WHO and etc all want to scare you just because they themselves are scared of economic collapse.

    Think.

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  • While we have extended a concession to ththeseose who are medically ineligible to be able to dine-in, enter malls and participate in activities where VDS is required, they remain unvaccinated and their risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and/or becoming severely ill remains real and very high.

    The LATEST bull of a hit from those clowns at MTF, these people really have no shame of lying in broad daylight, utterly despicable!

    With underlying serious medical conditions, with or without the vaccines, these people will mostly die if kenna, so bloody common sense.

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  • Buay tahan:

    @xoxo,can’t agree more.
    The PAPy government is getting more and more arrogant by the day.
    Daft OYK now Chief Spokesman for the PM and trying to elbow Lawrence Wong.
    The arrogant jester probably thinks he is in-coming PM after Ah Loong steps down.
    Even Kee-chiu more toned down.

    VTO next GE.

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  • @Buay tahan

    You are right in observation. This Ong have been blowing trumpet day in day out, while the remaining 2 got the DIM (Dildo In Mouth) sickness, no sight no sound.

    So must be that Ong sibei sure he will become the seat warmer liao, that’s why he so garang, dare to make all the jialut regulations lor.

    Before becoming seat-warmer already like that siao liao, imagine if he really becomes PM, Sinkieland sure jialut jialut one.

    If I were the LEEder, I also must be very careful and think thrice if I want to let him warm the seat or not lor. He so garang, sekalli he takes the seat liao not like Goh guai guai give way to Horny, then how?

    By then he got all the keys to the closets liao, if Horny no surrender and buzz off, he threatens to open the closets and let all the dancing skeletons out then how?

    三思啊!!!

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  • Harder Truths:

    Mati-ministry Terror Force: Me think, there’d surely be many, many votes loss for the pap in the next election.

    I do not think there will be a next election – not as we know it. They know what is happening and will change the goal posts.

    Wait and see.

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  • WP Voter:

    See this detailed data analysis of the global data on COVID-19. https://medium.com/@marc.jacobs012/the-effect-of-covid-measures-on-covid-outcomes-a-vector-autoregressive-moving-average-exogenous-dd7fa6c3774f.

    The stringency of locked down is not the determinant of cases. The vaccine is but a free choice must be respected.

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  • Unfair execution:

    Straits Times: Malaysian drug trafficker facing execution gets further stay after testing positive for Covid-19

    1) Does the Government agree his IQ is only 69?

    2) What is MINIMUM IQ before a prisoner can be executed?

    3) Does the Government agree his mental age is below 18? If not, what does it consider his mental age to be? How was it determined?

    4) “After considering the facts and expert evidence from four psychiatry and psychology experts, the High Court held that Nagaenthran knew what he was doing, and upheld the death sentence in 2017.”

    What facts and expert evidence were provided by the experts for the High Court to conclude he “knew what he was doing”?

    5) “The Attorney-General’s Chambers argued that Nagaenthran is not intellectually disabled and presented the testimony of a senior prison officer who had interacted with him for three years.”

    What qualifies the senior prison officer to judge the prisoner is not intellectually disabled? How did he scientifically determine he was not intellectually disabled?

    6)”On Monday, High Court judge See Kee Oon dismissed Nagaenthran’s bid to challenge his execution, saying there was no credible basis for Nagaenthran’s assertions as to his mental age.”

    This is ridiculous. What credible (and scientifically acceptable) evidence does the Government have to claim his mental age is over 18? The onus is on the Government to disprove the claim of the prisoner as to his mental age. It is not on the prisoner to prove his mental age.

    7) “The alleged mental age was based solely on the opinion of his lawyer, Mr M. Ravi, who has no medical expertise and has met the prisoner only once, last Tuesday, for 26 minutes, the judge noted.”

    It might be his opinion but the views of the senior prison official and judges are also opinions and they are not mental health experts. The detailed views of the mental health experts used by the Government should be made public so the prisoner’s lawyer can address them.

    8) What is MINIMUM IQ for a person to have a “criminal mind”?

    9) “The court noted that he was continuously altering his account of his education qualifications, ostensibly to reflect lower educational qualifications each time he was interviewed.”

    This could be because he has a low IQ.

    10) “Justice See reiterated that Nagaenthran has been accorded due process in accordance with the law.”

    This is bullshit. There is a big difference between “process” and “fairness”.

    In this case, the benefit of the doubt should be given to the prisoner and his life spared.

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  • Biden's Next Loong Fart:

    TRE Techie: Before becoming seat-warmer already like that siao liao, imagine if he really becomes PM, Sinkieland sure jialut jialut one.

    If I were the LEEder, I also must be very careful and think thrice if I want to let him warm the seat or not lor. He so garang, sekalli he takes the seat liao not like Goh guai guai give way to Horny, then how?

    As I say, those with small, sneaky eyes are petty and vindictive.
    Horny, also no fight!

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  • @Biden’s Next Loong Fart

    I tell you hor, from what Ong has been doing and what he has done so far, I tell you hor, unless the LEEder has got Ong’s balls in his hand hor, chances are if he becomes the seat-warmer, Horny sure 99% kenna screwed one.

    This is no simple man, no innocent man, just look at all the policies that he have been slamming at the unvaccinated, one can see he is a very vindictive, unscrupulous and super ambitious man.

    Since he ‘took over’ the MTF, noticed how the other 2 co-chair all suddenly got the DIM (Dildo in Mouth) sickness, no sight no sound? Horny you think can take him on meh?

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  • Harder Truths:

    I cannot comprehend the type of evil that demands children be made into lab rats for profit. Nazi Germany did it. Now $G.

    The people who have allowed and been complicit in children being experimented on and scarred for life are cursed. They will surely suffer in this life and the life to come. There can be no redemption for them.

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  • Biden's Next Loong Fart:

    TRE Techie:
    @Biden’s Next Loong Fart

    I tell you hor, from what Ong has been doing and what he has done so far, I tell you hor, unless the LEEder has got Ong’s balls in his hand hor, chances are if he becomes the seat-warmer, Horny sure 99% kenna screwed one.

    This is no simple man, no innocent man, just look at all the policies that he have been slamming at the unvaccinated, one can see he is a very vindictive, unscrupulous and super ambitious man.

    Since he ‘took over’ the MTF, noticed how the other 2 co-chair all suddenly got the DIM (Dildo in Mouth) sickness, no sight no sound? Horny you think can take him on meh?

    @Techie
    The 2 are smart. Keep low profile, take salary and let the king or ‘Ong’ in hokkien ‘cho pai lang’ be the bad one and claim credit later from the one who ‘got the real power’ The slamming of the unvaxxx is just wayang. Hint: the unvaxxed 15% are the TOP NOTCH in society that don’t go malls or hawker centres like the peasants. Like me who belong to the Rolls Royce class. LOL

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  • @Biden’s Next Loong Fart

    Actually you also quite dio, it make sense for the 2 co-chair to keep their mouth shut.

    We all know that the comedian Wong and Ong have been busy contradicting each other since Ong took over the MOH portfolio, so Wong maybe really play smart and let Ong dig his own grave and become public enemy number 1 lor.

    But then this comedian Wong also calculate wrong one step liao. He will never be the seat warmer because it was never intended to be him or Ong. The annotated seat warmer is actually keeQiu Chan. KeeQiu Chan is famiLEE.

    We will have the answers by 2024.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Mati-ministry Terror Force:
    The mishandling of this covid-19 pandemic has resulted in so many people being so very unhappy and fed-up with the ruling party. Also, so many have now seen the incompetencies of the million dollars paid leaders.

    Me think, there’d surely be many, many votes loss for the pap in the next election.

    Loss votes from those who had died from covid (elderly are mostly pap voters).
    Loss votes from the family members from the above group (who had died needlessly or too soon).
    Loss votes from those who were / are in serious conditions in the hospitals. (If not for the govt mishandling this pandemic, these people wouldn’t have been infected and have to suffer needlessly.)
    Loss votes from the unvaccinated community. (This is 100% guaranteed!)
    Loss votes from parents of children who have been infected with covid.
    Loss votes from parents who unwillingly allowed their children to be vaccinated (otherwise they cannot sit for their exams or attend their graduation).
    Loss votes from people whose businesses have to close down because of the MTF’s inconsistent restrictions.
    Loss votes from people who have now seen how jiak liao bee the pap leaders are.

    With the probability of votes loss being so high, will pap have any chance of winning more than 50% in the next GE?

    How many new citizens would they have to convert in the next 3 yrs to make up for all those probable loss votes?

    Wah! Looks like they not only have to open up fast but also have to open big big and work doubly hard to make plenty of foreigners sing mari kita singapura so that these new citizens can help to up the pap votes in GE2025.

    May you words come true.

    We say during GE2024, pap garners 49.9% of the valid votes. But it is ok. Because even though 49.9% is a high number, pap no longer forms government which is the most important thing.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Virology:
    I only listen to real experts.
    What is happening is called Infection Pressure.
    But there’s no point saying anymore, there are too many experts and personal posterity is too important.

    bro, we read and read your 3 lines.

    what you have written we just catch no balls your message,

    maybe there are many hidden meanings.

    can you clarify?

    Thanks.

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  • #06-195 Stoopid Gurl:

    Heard from telly that lions in the zoo thio covid.

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  • MarBowling:

    #06-195 Stoopid Gurl:
    November 10, 2021 at 7:28 am (Quote)
    Heard from telly that lions in the zoo thio covid.

    Response: Quite bad news. So next time when you tell you “enemy” like Mai Hum, Son of Wangsa, CCS(Cotton Comes from Shit), or Ong Yee Con to GO FARK SPIDER(AND FLY KITE), FOR HUMANE REASON BETTER REMIND THEM TO ENSURE IT’S VACCINATED AND HAS BOOSTER JAB ALSO BEFORE MATING WITH IT!

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  • At Cross Road in December:

    All skools must close: But don’t worry too much. Come January, the cases will plunge to almost zero, so skools and playskools can resume with just a play of sadtistics.

    Prediction had it that by mid December 2021, nations with high vaccination rate, hoping to achieve the elusive herd immunity are going to have a rude awakening.

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