Quarantine is no use because virus hides in the body in low quantities (some millions) to avoid triggering immune system and person tests negative and when the time is right they activate and multiply into many billions.Does Singapore opening up mean everyone went to Singapore without quarantine for 2-3 weeks?
And yet Singapore has 76 total deaths out of total 86K cases, while HK has 213 deaths out of 12K cases.
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FYI our overall death rate since last year is around 0.09%, and around 0.01% for the fully vaccinated. In comparison, the seasonal flu has an estimated death rate of around 0.1% in the US.
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Singapore's extremely low fatality rate shows that 'living with Covid' is not the wrong approach, especially when 82% of our population are already fully vaccinated.
We're tightening restrictions not really because to save lives from covid, but to reduce pressure on our healthcare system because we're still quarantining a large chunk of patients even when they are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. We're buying time to stabilize and disseminate information on new healthcare protocols.
It's poor planning beforehand by the government, but we're still heading towards the general direction of 'living with covid'.
The restrictions are more targeted this time than in previous phases of "heightened alert" measures, he said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.www.straitstimes.com
Covid-19 is a kind of common cold. It transmits without symptoms. It's too expensive to test every person every day. Humans will learn to live with virus on this planet. All are God's children. No need to kill each other off.