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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Advice for Trump, just ask Xi for help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9kel3suuqU

Rachel Maddow interviewed Donald McNeil, reporter of NYT who have good advice for Trump. This part on McNeil is about 2:30 min into the show. I think Trump did but would not tell the American public fearing to lose face and votes for his second term. How can the President of the USA beg for help from a country they regard as Enemy Number One?

Another advice is to hire those Chinese doctors and nurses that went to help Wuhan and have now gone home to their own provinces. These are experienced medical staff and some with immunity from the virus after being infected while in Wuhan.

Listen to Rachel saying it as it is, holding no punches. She just let it go at the lack of leadership in the White House and the failing Supply Chain in the USA.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - More than 100 cases of hate crimes daily against Asian/Chinese in the USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLThgM_ECx4

Watch this short 4 minute video about the hate crimes that are happening daily in the USA.

When Trump called the virus Chinese virus, more Chinese looking Asians were attacked. A family with two young children were stabbed....

The sicko useless poor blacks also think that because of their burly built they could threaten and beat up small built Chinese in the subways because of Covid19.

Small built Asian/Chinese should armed themselves with handguns and shoot a few of these racist bastards to show that they cannot be bullied and would hit back when attacked.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Karma at its best
If, I said if, if the virus in Wuhan, China was planted by the American soldiers, then the karma at works is as perfect as it could be. It is acting fast and furious at the perpetrator of this deadly and infectious virus and sending all the virus back to them and hitting them hard and all over the USA. No one is spare.

Though no one is able to confirm if it was started by the Americans, it is very difficult to confirm such a dubious and hideous act done secretly not to be detected, there were many factual things that point to the Americans as the culprit behind this world pandemic. On the other hand, the Americans played dirty by accusing China in the very first instance. If, I said if, this act is proven to be from the Americans, it only confirms how evil they are.

Remember the sinking of the Choenan in South Korea killing more than 20 South Korean sailors? Yes, the modus operandi is the same. Create a false flag incident and blame the North Koreans. In this incident they planted a bomb inside Choenan, blew it up and claimed that it was hit by a North Korean torpedo. Subsequent inquiry found this to be false and the South Koreans quietly and meekly stopped talking about it and dropped the case. Before they found out the truth, they were talking about a war with the North. Once they knew that the culprit was the Americans they could not do anything about it.

If, I said if this is finally proven that it was the Americans that committed this abominable act in Wuhan, then karma has done its job well. The most severely affected country now is the USA, with the most infected cases, more than 3 times that of China and the number of death nearly double that of China and growing. It is not stopping and could be many many times more than China in infected cases and death when this is over.

Not only that, the USA is going to be hit with the worse recession it has ever known since 1930. Unemployed is now more than 6.6m in a week, double the historical record hit last week at 3.3m, and counting. The economy is at a standstill, cannot be restarted though Trump wanted it to be restarted by Easter.

And it exposed how badly prepared the Americans are, in their fumbling ways to deal with this pandemic, not enough medical equipment, not enough medical supplies, not enough medical staff, not enough hospital beds, and medical staff are dying because of everything is not enough.

And for attacking China, smearing China, demonising China, it is now highly dependent on China to help them tie over this crisis. The Americans needed China for most of its medical supplies and equipment, and if they are not so face conscious, they are also dependent on China's medical staff to assist them to fight this crisis and their shortage of medical staff.

And because of this crisis, they are helping a boom in the Chinese medical industry. The whole world is rushing to China for medical supplies instead of the hapless USA. The USA can only talk about helping others when they don't even have enough medical supplies and equipment to help themselves, even have to beg Russia and China for help. They are in a way helping to make China Great again. China is now the most sought after countries for medical supplies, equipment, expertise and leadership while the Americans are showing to the world that they are a bunch of clowns messing around a pandemic and getting worse everyday.

What about the American way of life? No more freedom, stay at home. Cannot go everywhere to commit mischief. Every American is too busy fighting to be alive. No more wars, the Americans soldiers are being attacked by the virus and are dying. Fear is everywhere in homeland America.

Karma is great! Do not play with Karma. Do no evil. Karma will come after you, swift and fast and furious. You cannot run, you cannot hide, you cannot fight your bad Karma.

Down with the evil doers! Cannot imagine what this Evil Empire will look like at the end of this pandemic. And Trump was God sent to facilitate and destroy the Evil Empire. In such a major crisis, you need a clown to make it even worse.

PS. The wicked Americans would be repeating daily that this was started in China and hoping that the world would believe them and forgot that they are the real culprits behind this pandemic. They will furiously repeat this message daily, in all the western media to make it stick. Unfortunately they have been crying wolf once too often and no one is going to believe in them. It is game over. They can continue to stir shit, to want to pick a fight, to slander and smear China and other countries they called enemies, keep doing it, while the virus devours the innocent American citizens and destroys the lives of all Americans.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Dorscon Pink in Singapore

Singapore is under the state of Dorscon Pink. I am not sure if this is official. I have yet to hear anyone mentioning about a Pink state of affair. I am not sure if the above chart is official. It could be.

Dorscon Pink is a circuit breaker state. It trips while trying to surge to Dorscon Red. Now Red is a very alarming and emotional colour. Many people could become hysterical, in a state of fear. Dorscon Red is a lockdown. Pink is half way there, nearly there but not there. People can still move around doing essential things, buying food, seeing doctors, banking but not socialising, drinking, partying or gossiping in the kopitiam. Movement of people, contact of people will be kept to a minimum and only when absolutely necessary. Non essential services will be shut down.

The situation is getting serious for sure. I am not sure if Pink is the colour that would keep us safe. Can Singapore continue to keep new infected cases below 100 a day and avoid an exponential increase and become an Italy, Spain or New York? The responsibility and effectiveness now rest on the team of contact tracing staff. They need to act very fast and to trace everyone that has been in contact with an infected guy. Anyone that has been infected and walking free is a spreader walking free. One day out there means many people to share the virus. Dorscon Pink by asking everyone to stay home could limit the exposure a bit but not a complete isolation.

Let's pray that the team would not miss anyone out there walking freely with the virus in him. Let's watch the number in the next 7 days to see if community spread is growing or shrinking. If things did not improve, the next improvise state would be Dark Pink or another shade of Pink. No Red, never.

PS. After yesterday's numbers, with more and more clusters appearing, the situation is not looking on. Would this circuit breaker, Dorscon Pink, be a little too late and make things worse? Do not listen to clown Trump, this thing would not miraculously go away so easily.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - What western media are not reporting or reporting about China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUDJJb8Umzg

The above video clip by CGTN hosted by Liu Xin exposed the dirty western media in reporting everything that is bad about China no matter what China did to help the rest of the world in this pandemic.

China is running its medical supplies full steam to produce all the medical supplies needed by is being condemned by western media for doing so, condemning Chinese products, Chinese intent, Chinese manufacturers are profiting etc etc.

They would not say a good word for China. What would they say if China stop producing these products for the affected countries? On one hand they would not hesitate to grab all the medical supplies given by China. On the other hand they would bad mouth China. These are sick countries, sick people.

Evilness would get their evil karma for sure.

Should China stop exporting these medical supplies to those countries begging for them? Should China stop sending any medical supplies to the USA?

China should tell those unfriendly countries, go away, we are not selling to your countries. Go and ask Trump to help you.

As it is today, China has been sending medical supplies and experts to nearly every country affected by Covid19. Many of the medical supplies from China were pure donations and others were sold often at cost or below market prices. But mischievous western media have been attacking China non stop and smearing and demonising China for helping the affected countries.

The Americans only claimed that they are going to send supplies to help Italy, France and Spain but nothing was sent. The truth is that it is Americans First and the Americans have been seizing medical supplies bought by European countries, hijacking them direct from the airport tarmac and scooted to the USA. These are what the Americans called helping other countries. Germany has called it piracy. Below are some examples of American hypocrisies and treachery.

1. U.S. President Donald Trump has asked manufacturing giant 3M to stop exporting American-made N95 face masks to Canada. Mercedes Stephenson has the pushback from 3M and Canada's political leaders. Plus, Jackson Proskow looks at how desperation is deepening in the U.S., and...Global News

2. The US has been accused of redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use, in a move condemned as "modern piracy".
The local government in Berlin said the shipment of US-made masks was "confiscated" in Bangkok.
The FFP2 masks, which were ordered by Berlin's police force, did not reach their destination, it said.
Andreas Geisel, Berlin's interior minister, said the masks were presumably diverted to the US. BBC

3. The president of the Ile-de-France region encompassing Paris, Valerie Pecresse, said this week that a shipment of masks ordered for her hard-hit department was snatched at the last minute by "Americans who made a higher bid".

"The Americans pay cash sight unseen, which obviously can be more tempting for people just looking to make money off the entire world's distress," she said. CNA
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - 20,000 men under 14 days lockdown in dormitories
On April 1st I asked whether it was a fools day or a day of wisdom to decide tougher measures in view of the community spread that is getting more serious. 3 days later the govt announced that there will be a partial lockdown, called circuit breaker on 7 April. The semi lockdown is one week late. In the meantime we saw the biggest one day infection rate of 120 cases on 5 April and two workers domitories being declared as isolation centres. All in 20,000 foreign workers would be lockdown in the two dormitories after two big clusters emerged from them, ie the S11 Dormitory in Seletar North (13,000 men) and the Westlite Toh Guan dormitory(7,000 men) in Toh Guan Road. S11 has 63 confirmed cases while Toh Guan has 28 cases at this moment of writing(6 April).

The locking down of 20,000 workers is only the first step. Now contact tracing of the workers' companion should be on the way, many are foreign maids. This would be linked directly to their employers and their respective families. The possibility of the workers' companion being tested positive is high, and so will be their respective employers. How big these two clusters will be only time will tell.

And this is only the beginning of the problem, 20,000 people isolated. This brings to mind the isolation and containment of several thousand holiday makers in the cruise ships. The situation is quite similar and the risk as well. How many more of these workers in the isolation centres would eventually also be infected? If the experience of what happened in the cruise is to be repeated, the situation is dire.

If, I say if, the infection rate picks up and the workers in the centres are stricken by fear that they too would get infected, the big question is whether they would do a breakout. This likelihood is going to pose a big security problem to the gate keepers. How to guard and prevent a breakout of 10,000 to 20,000 foreigner workers fearing for their lives? These are not sophisticated people but poorly educated villagers and getting hysteria, being very frighten and running wild cannot be ruled out.

How many police or soldiers would be needed to guard these interned workers? If this thing explodes, it would be many times more serious than the Little India Incident and many times more difficult to control and to bring them back to an isolation centre. If there is a breakout and with some already infected, it would be a very serious problem. Controlling 20,000 people that are stricken with fear and panicking would need many times more manpower to do so unless the centres are secured before hand with effective barriers to reduce the workload of the gate keepers.

This is a hot potato and managing it is not easy when hell breaks loose. When they are so frighten and decide to run for their lives....

PS.
The nation’s leading infectious disease specialist said Sunday night that as many as half the people infected with the virus may not have any symptoms, a much larger estimate than the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave last week.
“It’s somewhere between 25 and 50 percent,” said the specialist, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, during a briefing by President Trump and members of his coronavirus task force on Sunday. NYT
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 -Trump screws Canada's boy PM
After happily conspiring with Trump to arrest Huawei's CFO, boy PM Trudeau and girly FM Freeland were so happy to be on the good books of Trump. They had done what Trump wanted them to do, ingratiated to Trump and think Trump will be nice to them and Canada. It does not take long for Trump to show them his true colour, Americans first come what may. Whatever silly things the Canadians did for him mean nothing.

The USA is desperate for medical supplies and N95 masks are facing huge shortage. Trump not only stole the consignments from 3M, China destined for France and Germany, he ordered 3M to stop exporting to Canada. Canada is also short of these masks and desperately trying to get their hands on them. What Trump did was a tight slap on the faces of Trudeau and Freeland. The two kids are angry but hapless. They could not do anything about it. Trudeau said he would not retaliate.

This is just retribution for sleeping with Devil. The Devil has turned around to screw them real hard and the sick Canadians are going to pay for their naivity and silliness to conspire with Trump. Can they go begging China for N95 masks? What would China say to these two dumb kids?

The only way to redeem themselves now is to distance from Trump and send the Huawei CFO home to China. That may save them some time and get the Chinese to offer them some aid. Anything less will not work.

This is a very painful less, very embarrassing for the boy PM and grily FM. Would they learn anything from it? Or would he go crying to Trump and say, 'I thought we were friends after working hand in glove to fix China, arresting Huawei's CFO? Don't you remember how glad you were when we agreed to help you? How can you do these to us now? We are friends, we are friends.' No?

Americans first, you die your business.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Foreign workers clusters blossoming and spreading
There were 10 more cases at the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, which now has a total of 98 confirmed cases.

At the Westlite Toh Guan dormitory, five additional cases were found to be linked to this cluster. There are a total of 34 confirmed cases here now.

Four additional cases were linked to the cluster at Toh Guan Dormitory, which has a total of 18 confirmed cases now. The dormitory is a newly declared isolation area.

The Sungei Tengah Lodge had 12 new cases linked to the cluster, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 18.

At the Tampines Dormitory cluster, eight additional cases were found, bringing the total there to 17.
In total, six more cases were linked to the Cochrane Lodge I and Cochrane Lodge II clusters, both in Admiralty Road West. Both places have a total of 12 confirmed cases.

There were three more links to the cluster at a construction site at Project Glory, which has a total of 21 confirmed cases now.

Seven additional cases were linked to the cluster at Mustafa Centre, which now has a total of 45 confirmed cases.

Three more cases were linked to the cluster at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, which now which has a total of 16 cases.... CNA

From the above there are more than 200 foreign workers affected by the virus and this number is growing. It may look insignificant given the millions of foreign workers here, but it is big enough amber to start a big fire. The only fortunate thing is that they have clearly defined place of lodging. If these workers are residing freely all over the housing estates, my God, the number of infection would be grossly amplified and impossible to trace.

Pray that this problem is contained. And the partial lockdown on non essential activities and businesses is very necessary to keep the foreign workers from moving around and spreading the virus.

The unfortunate thing is that there is no medicine to treat this virus at the moment and their recovery is mainly dependent on their own immune system and unproven medicine that were used to treat them.

The number of clusters even among the foreign workers is growing dramatically.

Yaacob Ibrahim was blasted for his comments about lesser foreign workers in public places.

'MP Yaacob Ibrahim was upbraided on social media today for attributing the emptying of a green space of migrant workers to the coronavirus.

Several people accused the former communications and information minister of xenophobia for citing the “inconvenience” caused by workers in a Sunday post about the empty field that is usually occupied by “foreign domestic workers.” ' Yahoo News.

With 2 over millions foreigners here, dunno who brought so many here, it is very difficult not to see foreigners in public places in huge numbers. The ratio now is about 1.5 Singaporeans to 1 foreigners or every 5 people, 2 are foreigners. Could be 1 to 1 if new citizens are included.

Looks like ordinary Singaporeans are not the only ones getting very uncomfortable and unbearable with the presence of so many foreigners. But what to do when they did not know how to use their votes to bring down the number of foreigners in their homeland.

PS Yesterday's 142 case of new infection is a new record coming after April Fool's Day with a partial lockdown that is proving to be a bit too late, too little to stop the explosion. Too much praises from world leaders is nice and infectious too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Aren't Singapore lucky?
Singapore is so lucky not because the USA now has more than 330,000 confirmed cases of infection and we have less than 2,000. Singapore is lucky not because the USA and many countries have 10,000 or more Covid19 death when we only have 6. And no, Singapore is not lucky because we have the best millionaire politicians in charge of this pandemic.

Singapore is very lucky that this pandemic hits when it only has 5.8 million people in the island and has yet to build up to 6.9m. We are damn lucky that today we still did not have 10m or 20m population that some so called intellectuals are saying we could have them. Aren't Singapore so lucky that our problem is to manage the welfare of only 5.8m people in the midst of this horrendous pandemic? How would Singapore have fared today if there were 10m or 20m people in the island?

How much would be the infected cases, the number of death, the people going jobless, the amount of money needed to withdraw from the reserves to help the 5.8m people instead of 10m or 20m people? How much food and medical supplies and masks stockpile, hospital beds, medical staff, contact tracing staff, quarantine venues/facilities etc etc will be needed? Aren't Singapore lucky that someone is kind enough to let Singapore face this problem at this point in time and not later? Aren't Singapore so lucky to be given a preview of what kinds of problems it would face in the future with a population double what it is today?

This pandemic is like someone telling Singapore not to be greedy, not to be crazy, not to be so confident that it can manage a 10m or 20m population with a problem like this. This pandemic is not going to be the last. Many would come along and could be worse and the consequences and pains could be multiplied by the number of people in the island. This is a lesson to tell Singapore, while it still can change course, change its assumptions about growing and growing its population as if there are only benefits and not consequences in an unlimited and unrestrained population growth policy, that it cannot go down that path of no returns.

Aren't Singapore being so lucky that this has to happen now to pull the brake on its wild and reckless population growth policy, to be given time to seriously think about this wild ambition just to grow its GDP numbers by growing its population?

What do you think? Is Singapore lucky? This pandemic coming at this time is the kindest thing to happen to Singapore. Singapore, you have been warned well in advance, of your folly. Operate within your limits and not to bite more than you can chew. The mediocrity behind this non stop population growth policy is showing.

The latest one day increase of 287 is only the tip of the iceberg, only the eginning. Given the compact living space in the dormitories, given the foreign workers habit of close socialisation, enjoy close proximity, given that there are more than 300,000 of them here, once infected, a 30% infection rate is not too much to ask for. It could be 50%. At 30% we are looking at 100,000 cases. At 50% it is more than 150,000 cases. These are numbers that are not too far fetch from reality given the way this virus is spreading.

Prepare for the worse as this looks like inevitable. Do we have enough hospital beds, ventilators, medical staff, mortuary, masks etc etc? What would happen to the economy, joblessness, those who are living from paycheck to paycheck...?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - New solutions needed to lower the fear of foreign workers
Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make social distancing impossible....

One worker from Bangladesh, who lives in a dorm where there are several known infections but has not yet been locked down, told AFP social distancing to halt the spread of the virus was not possible.
“One small room with 12 people living together… how can we make social distance?” the labourer said in English, on the condition of anonymity.

He said hygiene standards were poor and workers were forced to use a communal cooking area and bathroom....

‘Recipe for disaster’ -There are about 280,000 migrant construction workers in Singapore who mostly live in self-contained dorms, with shops and other facilities on-site. They are often located in less desirable parts of the city, meaning they mix little with Singaporeans....

Writing on Facebook, veteran Singapore diplomat Tommy Koh said it should be a “wake-up call to treat our indispensable foreign workers like a first world country should, and not in the disgraceful way in which they are treated now”....


The above are extracts from an article about the fears of foreign workers written by Sam Reeves / Catherine Lai and posted in theindependent.sg

From the above comments it is clear that many things have to be done to improve the conditions of the foreign workers working in Singapore. The location and size of the rooms in the dormitories need to change. Locate them nearer to the city or more desirable parts of Singapore where Singaporeans lived so that they don't feel being isolated, distanced, not wanted, rejected. They need love and acceptance and want to live among the Singaporeans, like Singaporeans. The 12 persons to a room must go. They should live like Singaporeans, 2 to a room max. They are in first world Singapore and should be treated like first world people, living like first world people in healthy and decent living quarters. How can they be made to live like the Sin kehs in the early 1900s?

The vacated flats due for demolition under SERS would come in very handy to give a new life to the migrant workers. 280,000, using a 3rm flat for computation, with 4 in a flat, only 70,000 flats would be needed. This should not pose a problem to HDB. They can always build more if not enough. It would be a boost to the construction industry. Then we would have happy first world workers from third world countries living with first world Singaporeans... and a happy ending as they live happily together forever. And the risk of virus infection would also be lower.

Seriously, is this the solution? What if the foreign workers go up to 500,000 or a million or more with the growing population to sell more flats and to consume more of everything, including essential services policies to push for GDP growth, there may be a need to build a few new towns for foreign workers for them to live like Singaporeans and enjoy the Singaporean standard of living.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Should China sell medical supplies to pariah countries like Brazil?
Mandetta said last week Brazilian states are well stocked for now, but Brazil had to turn to several countries before it could find a taker - China - for its 1.2 billion reais (US$228 million) order to restock.



Brazil's education minister has also accused Chinese suppliers of profiteering on the pandemic, and mocked Chinese accents.

The minister later said he would apologise if China agreed to sell Brazil 1,000 ventilators. CNA

Now why would China send medical help and supplies to such ungrateful and unfriendly countries? Brazil is not alone, there are the USA, Canada, Australia, to name a few. Do these pariah countries think that China has no choice and must send them the medical supplies, and they have all the choices to get them else where? The Americans have set up an airbridge to ferry badly needed medical supplies from China by flying several flights daily on this mission. And UK is asking for more ventilators from the Americans that are getting them from China.

The best thing for China is to ignore such countries and let them curse themselves to death. There is no need to be nice to unfriendly and hostile people and countries.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Is community spread threatening Singapore?
Community spread of this virus is starting to grow in Singapore. The above map is from theindependent.sg. Just before April Fool Day, things were still manageable with the spread limited and community spread still traceable. With the current state of affair, the task of contact tracing is huge, extremely tenuous to think the team could trace so many people in so many places. And quarantine them is another mammoth problem.

There were 233 new cases on 12 April, 167 with no links and nearly 30 clusters all over the island. And on 13 April a new record was hit, 386 cases with 94 unlinked cases, ie community spread. How did we get here, from gold standard to becoming the epicentre in Southeast Asia. If the rate of infection continues to grow, we will be there. At this point, with such numbers, containment is not going to be easy, even difficult. Singapore is likely to graduate from containment to mitigation.

There is this fear that the foreign workers could pass the virus to their girlfriends and cause a new front in the homes of Singaporeans. Contrary, the foreign workers could be infected by their girlfriends and brought the virus to their dormitories, to Mustafa Centre. Strangely, the infection rate of domestic maids is very low. Is it because they were not tested or few were infected?

How did Singapore, the envy of the rest of the world just a couple of weeks ago, deteriorated to this sorry state of affair? No, things still under control, the spread is not serious?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - What two half Chinese said....
Never one to mince his words, Edison Chen has taken to his socials to criticise the labelling of COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus”.
In his caption, which was posted all in capital letters — as per Edison’s usual posts — he wrote: “COVID-19 IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM / SO STFU AND STOP BEING RACIST / ITS 2020 YALL”, along with the hashtag “wash the hate”. From 8 Days


On February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the 2019 novel coronavirus, which was previously known as the “Wuhan virus” due to its alleged origins in the Chinese city, would officially be called “COVID-19” in order to avoid references to a specific location and prevent stigmatisation.

A month later, Anthony has decided to take to his Facebook page a month later to air his grievances about this decision. “The Wuhan virus is the Wuhan virus. The WHO no longer has any prestige and no one listens to them anymore, and yet they bothered to change the name to something that’s so difficult to remember.”

The outspoken 58-year-old went on to compare this situation with other ailments that are named after countries, suggesting that he refuses to refer to COVID-19 as anything but the “Wuhan virus” unless “'Hongkong foot' (athlete’s foot) is called 'China foot', Japanese encephalitis is called 'Chinese encephalitis', the Spanish flu is called the 'Strong Chinese flu', and German measles is called the 'New China measles'”. From 8 Days

Edison Chen was politically sensitive about the stigmatisation of China and Chinese by the Americans. Though he was born and brought up in Canada, he still has pride in being Chinese.

Anthony Wong was dumped by his English father who left him with his mother in Hong Kong when he scooted back to England. Did he care whether he lived or died? He was raised by his mother in Hong Kong and found success as an actor in Hong Kong. A few years back he traced his root to England, found his half brother, and left for England to become an angmoh. From his angry loose comments, it was obvious that he hated Chinese. Hope he did not hate himself for being half Chinese with Chinese blood and DNA.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Poor Dr Fauci
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vATy-pP1pek

Above is a short 6 minute clip of an interview with Dr Fauci by 'ABC News anchor David Muir (on) how the U.S. could reopen and how citizens could get more tests.' In the clip you could see how Fauci was trying to say what his boss expected him to say and instead of telling the truth he went on lying and denying that there is enough information to know what this virus could do should America opens up prematurely. Poor chap.

And Fauci also had to go round and round to avoid answering whether they is enough testing done at the moment to make opening up a safe option. He had to repeat what Trump said in his briefing, that the situation in every state was different and some state had fewer cases and could be open while others could not. Such a statement coming out from Fauci is an absolute lie, a statement that he best not be quoted.

Remember, Trump said there was only one case in America. Then there were 15 but would all go away. But what happened? Today there are more than 650,000 cases from these 1 and 15 cases. This virus is a prolific multiplier when given the chance, and it was given the chance that in 4 months it has spread all over the world and infecting more than 2m people.

The situation in the USA is more dire as they just did not have enough testing done, and in many cases when done, the results would only be known in 9 or 10 days. How are they going to do contact tracing and how could contact tracing be effective when the virus is given a free run for 9 to 10 days?

The USA is waiting to explode. And the earlier Trump and his clowns start to open up a few states here and there, with every state having a minimum of at least 1,000 cases, think how these are going to spread all over the USA. Remember, it started with 1, then 15, then 650,000. Now it is given a chance to start with a few thousands and the clowns said it is ok. Those states with a few thousand cases are safe bets?

Many wiser countries around the world are delaying opening up for business as they know how precarious the situation is. The lockdown must continue until they are in a position to control the testing and the spread. But king clown Trump has proclaimed that the peak is over and the USA is ready for business. And his accomplices, the unthinking in Michigan are protesting in the streets, defying all stay at home orders or social distancing. It would be a repeat of New Orlean after the Mardi Gras Celebration. Well done Michigan.

And well done Trump. And poor Fauci could not do anything about it but to go along to bring Americans down, with more infection cases and more death. His reputation as a scientist would go down with the clown king.

PS. Trump and his cronies, especially European countries, are reminding the Chinese of the Opium War when the European powers ganged together to attack China for curbing their opium trade in China. China must be in full military alert and exact revenge on these criminals for the wrong they did to China in the 19th Century. The European invaders are thinking of bullying China all over again.

It is time for revenge.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covid19 - Singapore setting record with 728 cases in a day
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported a record 728 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday (Apr 16), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,427. CNA

Singapore is setting new records everyday for new cases of infection. 728 is a number that no Asean countries ever seen. And this is happening in tiny Singapore with a population of less than 6m. As of today, only the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have more cases than Singapore but not for long. Singapore's record breaking rate if maintained, would push Singapore ahead of them in a matter of days.

And on Friday another 623 cases bringing the total to 5050. Indonesia and the Philippines are just hitting 6,000. If this rate of increase is maintained, in two days Singapore would be more than Indonesia and the Philippines, the highest in Asean, number one in Asean.

This is going to put a lot of pressure on our limited resources and hospital facilities. This is going to put a lot of pressure on the govt to declare Dorscon Red, something they are very reluctant to do as it would not only affect commerce but also the possibility of holding a General Election. The Covid19 will now decide if a GE is possible in the next few months.

What is happening to Singapore in managing the Covid19 is a fairy tale turns bad. But what to do, it happened. Let's move on. What, you mean the GE is on? Oops, just asking aloud, not spreading rumours.
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