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Tracing, shutting down .... the way to go!

5.7 million citizens, 61.000 cases so far and 31 deaths.

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Singapore can control the spread of the virus among the locals very easily. The Achilles Heel of the city state are the foreign workers from South Asia who live crammed in dormitories 12 to a room.

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These are the actions of a competent government.

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Tracing, shutting down .... the way to go!

yes!

These are the actions of a competent government.

yes!

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5.7 million citizens, 61.000 cases so far and 31 deaths.

Nope, 3.5 million citizens.. rest are all foreigners..lots of them.. majority of cases among the foreign construction workers who live in cramped dormitories where the living conditions are...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/23/singapore-million-migrant-workers-suffer-as-covid-19-surges-back

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Japan without lockdowns is doing much better than most countries with severe lockdowns, Look at the infected number with the population ratio. Japan 5200 cases per 1,000,000 and Singapore 10400 per 1,000,000 people with many strict lock downs. Japan reports 89 deaths per 1,000,000 with a lot of elderly citizens and Singapore has only 5 deaths per 1,000,000. So Singapore is doing well with their health care probably, But Japan had done quite well compared to many countries without inconveniencing public.

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Japan 5200 cases per 1,000,000

and you believe Japans cases are legitimate and not under reported?

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These are the actions of a competent government.

Exactly- meanwhile upwards of 200k Americans have died under the current regime in the US even with the best vaccination program in the world. It’s criminal.

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Wolfpack

Exactly- meanwhile upwards of 200k Americans have died under the current regime in the US even with the best vaccination program in the world. It’s criminal.

Mostly attributable to Trump and red-hat wearing anti-vaxxers. The fact is deaths have been declining in the US since Biden took charge.

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Singapore has vaccinated over 27% of their citizens.

2 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days in SG - reported today.

I'm inclined to think they are overreacting, but with vaccine supplies very limited and only 47K/day jabs happening,

SG is getting a BioNTech vaccine manufacturing facility in 2023. That won't help this pandemic, but for long-term Pfizer/BioNTech delivery in the region, it will help greatly by avoiding some of the political mistrust that other vaccines have run into because they were made in a non-Muslim country.

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theFuToday 

SG is getting a BioNTech vaccine manufacturing facility in 2023. That won't help this pandemic, but for long-term Pfizer/BioNTech delivery in the region, it will help greatly by avoiding some of the political mistrust that other vaccines have run into because they were made in a non-Muslim country.

SG is a muslim country? Since when?

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theFu

2 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days in SG - reported today.

I'm inclined to think they are overreacting,

It's like a fire. You stamp it out as soon as it happens. If you leave it, it can grow into something uncontrollable.

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