May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by the observer » Tue, 18 May 2021 7:48 am

Given their track record of switching policies so fluidly, it wouldn’t surprise me that when the majority of vaccinations are completed, borders will reopen again, mainly to capture the HK expat diaspora. Basically for this time zone, there’s very limited choices that MNCs can go. Not Maldives, not Sri Langka surely, as a Asian HQ

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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by Max Headroom » Tue, 18 May 2021 8:28 am

BigginHill wrote:
Tue, 18 May 2021 12:17 am
Max Headroom wrote:
Sun, 09 May 2021 10:58 am
But the WEF meeting later on in the year is an awesome opportunity for Singapore to shine in the global arena. Pretty sure the gahmen is super-motivated to navigate the road ahead as best it can.
World Economic Forum cancels special annual meeting in Singapore
Way too premature if you ask me. If there's one country that can turn a mini-outbreak around, it's Singapore.

Likely, they found the recently tipping US and Europe/Asia balance compelling enough to have it in Europe after all and were already itching to switch back to Davos.

The question now is whether Covid is done throwing curveballs. (Hint: No).

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Post by BigginHill » Tue, 18 May 2021 10:37 am

Singapore is lucky in many geographical aspects - strategic location for global trade, safe from earthquakes, typhoons and snowstorms. But it hasn't been a good pandemic location.

First wave from China hit Singapore straight on - China is Singapore's largest inbound travel market.

Second wave from India, another straight hit due to our critical reliance on subcontinent manpower. Last week India accounted for 49% of the world's new COVID (reported) cases.

That's direct exposure to 2.7B people. Countries we rely on.

And we have the 2nd highest population density on the planet. Bad combination.

I reckon Singapore will retain a very tight pandemic border regime indefinitely.

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Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 19 May 2021 11:24 pm

BigginHill wrote:
Tue, 18 May 2021 10:37 am
Singapore is lucky in many geographical aspects - strategic location for global trade, safe from earthquakes, typhoons and snowstorms. But it hasn't been a good pandemic location.

First wave from China hit Singapore straight on - China is Singapore's largest inbound travel market.

Second wave from India, another straight hit due to our critical reliance on subcontinent manpower. Last week India accounted for 49% of the world's new COVID (reported) cases.

That's direct exposure to 2.7B people. Countries we rely on.

And we have the 2nd highest population density on the planet. Bad combination.

I reckon Singapore will retain a very tight pandemic border regime indefinitely.
You’re probably right about the border.

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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by Jgrif96229 » Thu, 20 May 2021 12:28 am

Does Singapore still experience high cases of Dengue or has that issue been resolved?
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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 20 May 2021 12:58 am

Jgrif96229 wrote:
Thu, 20 May 2021 12:28 am
Does Singapore still experience high cases of Dengue or has that issue been resolved?
Not sure how this is relevant to anything, but to answer your question, no. It was much worse last year.

https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-cases

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Post by Jgrif96229 » Thu, 20 May 2021 7:50 am

Both can be life threatening. Dengue used to get the coverage that now goes to Covid. Does that portend that Covid will be something to manage and live with?
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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 20 May 2021 11:19 am

Jgrif96229 wrote:
Thu, 20 May 2021 7:50 am
Both can be life threatening. Dengue used to get the coverage that now goes to Covid. Does that portend that Covid will be something to manage and live with?
Yes there was last year 32 dengue deaths in Singapore more than covid. Over 35000 dengue cases, that's less than reported covid cases. Of course both could be under reported, but still noone talked about dengue, or one or two small reports.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 May 2021 1:41 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Thu, 20 May 2021 11:19 am
Jgrif96229 wrote:
Thu, 20 May 2021 7:50 am
Both can be life threatening. Dengue used to get the coverage that now goes to Covid. Does that portend that Covid will be something to manage and live with?
Yes there was last year 32 dengue deaths in Singapore more than covid. Over 35000 dengue cases, that's less than reported covid cases. Of course both could be under reported, but still noone talked about dengue, or one or two small reports.
PPF, I am sure a lot of Dengue cases go unreported. I am one of them. I had Dengue last July, but due to my high pain threshold, I don't feel pains like other people. (Long story that probably started at birth).

In any case, I had a headache (one that is described as an Ice-pick Headache. behind my right ear. after about a week it was starting to get annoying and the normal edema I have in my lower extremities started shrinking (which for me was a blessing and nothing to worry about). So, finally went to the polyclinic. They took two blood tests (one a blood count test - immediate results and the other for cultures, etc and results would be out in 4 days). My blood count was a bit off (this was a Monday morning) but apparently not of real concern. I went back on Friday when they gave me another blood count test. When I got to the consultation the doc said my blood count was back to normal. But the blood tests showed I had dengue fever (on Monday). Ironically, Thursday night, the ice-pick headaches stopped completely. I apparently had dengue for around 10 days (normal span of time according to the doc) and apparently walked it off not showing/feeling any of the normal symptoms at all except for the dehydration which was the cause of the lessening of edema in my lower legs and also the icepick headaches which is caused by the dehydration of water in the brain causing the brain to shrink and try to pull away from the skull. It was never reported. I'm sure there are a fair number of people like myself.
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Post by Addadude » Thu, 20 May 2021 5:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
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I'm sure there are a fair number of people like myself.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 May 2021 5:16 pm

:tongue: :lol:
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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Mon, 24 May 2021 1:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Thu, 20 May 2021 1:41 pm

PPF, I am sure a lot of Dengue cases go unreported. I am one of them. I had Dengue last July, but due to my high pain threshold, I don't feel pains like other people. (Long story that probably started at birth).
I'm pretty sure about that too. Also many people don't react to dengue as strongly, due to various reasons, and therefore they don't get tested and reported. Deaths probably will be identified better.

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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by BigginHill » Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:43 am

Lisafuller wrote:
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You’re probably right about the border.
Update - with the sustained entry approval ban & extended 3 weeks of quarantine, people in hotel quarantine dropped from 16k to 4k in last 2 months, emptying out the hotels.
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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:24 pm

I wonder if this means the government subsidies to those hotels will also drop in tandem? If it does, are we liable to see some 5* hotels shuttering?
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Re: May 1, 2021. Covid 19 community cases. What Happened?

Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:39 pm

One hotel group had a pretty dire announcement this morning, SMS. Park Hotel Group was it? They own 30-odd hospitality establishments in Asia, at least one of which in Singapore, Orchard Road.

We're not out of the woods by any stretch I reckon...

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