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8 minutes ago, Logosone said:

Are schools still open in Singapore?

 

Yes they are, just checked...

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18 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

if you've been near that person you get a heads up and can go get tested.

 

They are tops at contact tracing in sg. Not much crime to address, so the crime detectives are all

over this. 

 

There are still a worrying number of unlinked cases...which is the problem. But people are by and large

cooperating. The only weak link is that there is shoulder to shoulder traffic on public trains and buses

during rush hour...which is troubling.

 

The real game changer is the track and trace app that millions have on their phones. Using bluetooth 

it exchanges phone numbers with other devices so if someone is discovered as infected their phone can reveal all the other people they have been in close proximity to.

 

All these measures are easy to administer in a small place like SG....more challenging elsewhere.

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1 minute ago, Brunolem said:

Singapore is probably the best administered city-state in the world, and I would rather follow their lead than the Western one.

 

... and they banned Spitting ($500 Fine)  over 40 years ago...

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24 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Yes they are, just checked...

Thanks, so still relatively relaxed on the social distancing.

 

But testing and isolating aggressively.

 

The more one looks at it looks as if Singapore is the best model currently.

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10 minutes ago, Logosone said:

Thanks, so still relatively relaxed on the social distancing.

 

But testing and isolating aggressively.

 

The more one looks at it looks as if Singapore is the best model currently.

 

They need to work on their social distancing but then I find there is a general lack of spacial awareness in this region anyway !!

The government here is trying to enforce a 1m minimum in public and is closing down businesses that fail to adhere.

Fines are now on the cards for people out n about that don't observe a strict 1m+ spacing too...

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13 hours ago, bartender100 said:

260 died yesterday in the UK, one of those i knew personally, and she dies in complete agony France had even more deaths

 

And some clowns think this is not serious

Why did she die in agony? Have the hospitals run out of morphine?

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4 minutes ago, steve73 said:

The media is (being told to..?) blowing it out of all proportion.  WHY..?

Well, first of all it is a real event, more than 10,000 people dying in Italy in a few weeks is of course a serious matter.

 

So one would expect the media to report on it. However, they are having a field day with alarmist and panic inducing spins on the story.

 

Fear is one of the primal human emotions and it is the dominant emotion today. Coincidentally it helps to shore up TV ratings and sell newspapers.

 

There is a song by a German group "Wir sind Helden" which has a title "Endlich ein Grund zur Panik" (Finally, a reason to panic). That could be the soundtrack for these times.

 

Social media of course further shores up the fears.

 

Naturally, if you are affected, or a loved one, it can't possibly be blown out of proportion, it's the most important thing in the world. And a large number are affected, and more will be. Even if in relative terms we can all see greater causes of death.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Brunolem said:

And now it is Dr Fauci himself who is revising his death predictions waaayyyy down!

 

https://www.wnd.com/2020/03/dr-fauci-concedes-coronavirus-death-rate-like-bad-flu/

 

So revised down by a factor of ten. He just counted identified cases, elementary error Dr Fauci.

 

Meanwhile the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is thinking for himself

 

""I don't even know that that was the best public health policy. Young people then quarantined with older people, [it] was probably not the best public health strategy," he said. "The younger people could have been exposing the older people to an infection."

 

I like this guy.

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13 minutes ago, Logosone said:

So revised down by a factor of ten. He just counted identified cases, elementary error Dr Fauci.

 

Meanwhile the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is thinking for himself

 

""I don't even know that that was the best public health policy. Young people then quarantined with older people, [it] was probably not the best public health strategy," he said. "The younger people could have been exposing the older people to an infection."

 

I like this guy.

This is exactly what they are doing in Italy and France... lock the infected not yet identified with the non infected... resulting in an explosion of cases... 

 

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Meanwhile Neil Ferguson has said the lockdown will last at least until June in the UK.

 

So, two weeks down, two months still to go.

 

That's if they lift it then. Remember the IC report said "at least 12 months" and ideally "18 months".

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8164157/Senior-health-chief-warns-Britons-need-say-lockdown-June.html

 

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