Singapore Enters Lockdown

Singapore defeated the first wave of coronavirus.

It was widely praised for having one of the best responses to the virus in the world for using rigorous contact tracing to disrupt local clusters and avoid a lockdown. Now, the second wave is already hitting as the virus slips back in through the cracks and it has been forced into a lockdown.

Cnet:

“As the world scrambles to contain the coronavirus, Singapore has been held up as a role model for its early and decisive response to the threat. The city-state drew international praise for its ability to blunt the spread of COVID-19 while avoiding some of the drastic containment measures seen in countries like China, Italy and Spain. But Singapore’s lauded response has come into question. This week, it enforced a partial lockdown as it struggles to contain a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. 

As part of Singapore’s stricter “circuit breaker” measures, it shuttered most workplaces on Tuesday. The following day, school closures went into effect for at least a month, shifting students to “full home-based learning.” The government has also banned public and private social gatherings of any size, meaning residents who entertain guests face six months of jail time or a fine of up to $7,000.

“We have decided that instead of tightening incrementally over the next few weeks, we should make a decisive move now, to preempt escalating infections,” Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, said in an address to the nation on April 3. …

Last month, it appeared that Singapore had managed to keep a lid on coronavirus infections through a system that included exhaustive contract tracing, early travel restrictions and strict social distancing measures. Though it was one of the worst-hit places in the early stages of the pandemic, the country managed to keep cases to fewer than 390 and had zero deaths until March 21, nearly two months after it reported its first coronavirus infection. 

Since then, Singapore’s confirmed cases have risen dramatically, to 2,108 as of Friday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracking tool, but the island nation still appears to be handling the coronavirus better than many other developed countries and cities. US cities and counties that have roughly double Singapore’s population size of 5.6 million have a disproportionately higher number of cases. Los Angeles County, for instance, has 8,430 confirmed cases and 241 deaths as of Friday, while the state of Georgia has 11,859 confirmed cases and 425 deaths as of Friday. Singapore has seven deaths. Meanwhile, New York, which has a similar population size and density to Singapore, has 5,820 deaths as of Friday, after confirming its first cases more than a month after Singapore. Hong Kong and Taiwan are perhaps some of the few if not only places that have an edge over Singapore in their containment of the coronavirus.

“What they [Singapore] are really showing the rest of the world is that this is just a difficult virus to beat back and keep down,” Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota told Reuters. …”

Singapore is big and densely populated like New York City, but only 7 people have died there compared to 6,367 confirmed deaths in the Big Apple. 0 people had died in Singapore until March 21.

BTW, Singapore is 1 degree from the equator. It is 88 degrees there with 88% humidity. It has two seasons: Wet and Dry. Obviously, this isn’t going to go away in the summer like influenza.

Guayaquil in Ecuador is 2 degrees from the equator:

This is something the world is going to struggle with until there is a vaccine and that is likely over a year away which means fighting it off through the fall and winter.

WE’RE DOOMED! WE’RE DOOMED! Not necessarily, but life as we know it isn’t going to return to normal any time soon. Many illusions are unlikely to recover from this.

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63 Comments

  1. Various politicians will have to be held accountable for this disaster. Culpability and scapegoating should not be put off.

  2. “Many illusions are unlikely to recover from this.’

    One of them being that America® is still a real superpower with it’s old fashioned fleets and armies, and Cold War policies and politics.

    The other being that it’s a 21st Century nation, and not a late 20th Century nation, with a few retrofited computers and cell phones, here and there.

    • “America® is still a real superpower ”

      10000 warheads and a deal!ivery trident,
      Still a big dog.

      • A superpower with feet of clay. It’s forced to depend on faulty medical equipment from China and emergency assistance from Russia.

      • The power of America®, Arian, reminds me of the historic cemetery in our town.

        There she was : ———– massive and majestic Southern Red Oak from over 200 years of life.

        Yes, it, along with other trees from the antebellum period, had survived every snow, hurricane, and thunderstorm, just as it had lent our local militia strength and cover on the bluffs when they successfully fought off the The United States’ Government gunboats that had come up the river, from 1861-65.

        Eventually, it, followed it’s last living brother into the abyss, this owing to the Wysteria that had slowly crawled up it, when, over many years, none in the town had seen to take a little time from his life, each year, and lend a hand to this tree, so that it could keep breathing.

        Suffocated so dead by the vines is that ole Oak that, you can still drive by it, and the vines are still happily dancing over it’s imposing corpse.

        Though the grass is kept dutifully cut, as of the year 2020, and rows of pleasant small Crape Myrtles abound, the once abundant Oaks, Sycamore, Gum, Mulberry, and Hickory trees that presided over the monuments of our forefathers, who were in the habit of planting trees that required diligence and patience to come into being and remain so, are no more.

        The Wysteria, though, is, as I said, doin’ fine, Arian – doin’ mighty fine.

  3. You can’t let this go, Hunter. You and CNN are on this, meanwhile people are getting back to normal. I didn’t take you as a coward before this happened.

    One thing this virus has shown me is the fear inside of people. We all die. Might be today, Might be tomorrow or twenty years from now. I am so tired of this virus stuff. Even some people that I thought were tough are wearing masks and gloves, scared.

    Hunter, you need to get out of Alabama and live a real life where life is fragile and not guaranteed. The fear you are putting out makes no sense. You are in the woods. You’re not in a city. The people in my city where people are getting sick are stoic and strong.

    What is your fucking problem? Toughen up.

    • No, I have simply accepted reality.

      This isn’t going away any time soon. It is going to be the only story in the world for an indefinite period of time until a cure or vaccine is found. I’m sorry you are tired of the virus, but having an emotional reaction to it doesn’t mean it is going away.

      I’m not spreading fear or anger. Maybe you are afraid of the virus. Maybe you are angry about it. I just look at it as a fact of life now. It is a highly infectious and moderately lethal virus. It is a coronavirus, not an influenza, that leads to a SARS-like disease. We can suppress it with lockdowns and other measures like contact tracing, but it is going to keep coming back and there is a lot we don’t know like whether it will mutate or how long immunity to it lasts

      • That’s making the major assumption that a cure or vaccine can be found.

        It may just cull all the vulnerable and leave the immune to carry on.

      • Influenza needs a new vaccine every year too, Influenza has killed more people in this time period than (((Corona Virus))), Influenza has killed MILLIONS of people…the thing about a communist jew media controlled societies is, EVERYTHING is a lie or a slimy mess of half truthes…do you think its at least a possibility that this “Virus” is really a Flu strain that is being hyped by yellows and jews for some nefarious reason that involves theft, graft or some other sneaky commie rat agenda?

        • 1.) The coronavirus isn’t an influenza. It is a different type of virus.

          2.) We have vaccines for the common flu. We don’t for this.

          3.) The common flu has a 0.1% case fatality rate. The current coronavirus case fatality rate is 3.9%. It is 10% in most countries in Western Europe.

          4.) Hospitals deal with flu season every year and have the capacity to treat people with the flu.

          5.) The # of people who are hospitalized because of the flu is a fraction of the people who need medical care from coronavirus.

          6.) Believe it not, Jews don’t control the media in East Asia, which is dealing with the same virus that has caused a pandemic.

          7.) Israel is currently in a lockdown too.

          8.) No, the virus is real enough, and it is probably in your area. It will likely end up infecting someone you know in the long run. Your local hospital isn’t part of a vast global conspiracy.

          • The symptoms of the (((Corona Virus)) exactly match Influenza, sore throat, fever, aching joints and muscles and finally lungs filling up with fluids resulting in death by drowning unless defeated by the immune system, with or without medical/pharmaceutical assistance..there is no know cure for the common cold, no vaccines either!
            The people admitted to hospital are being classified as (((Corona Virus))) patients by symptoms alone, not testing.
            China was taken over by Mao with the help of Israel Epstein and several other jews.. Emperor Pu Yi was the last legitimate, non commie jew government of China..the fact that you think the jews don’t control their media shows your lack of knowledge of Chinese geo politics..China is a Rothschild vassal state.
            Israel is in lockdown over Influenza and to keep up appearances..then”virus” is indeed in my area, I have family members working the front lines in the clinics, even they have no solid evidence this is anything other than the flu, albeit, a particularly virulent strain being humped and pumped by yellows, jews and Hunter Wallace.

            “Its easier to fool people than to convince them they’ve been fooled” – Mark Twain

          • 1.) No, they don’t.

            2.) Influenza has a 0.1% case fatality rate. COVID-19 has a 3.9% case fatality rate in the U.S. Most people who get the flu don’t get hospitalized and rarely die from it. The flu doesn’t destroy your respiratory system like SARS.

            3.) There is a coronavirus vaccine for horses. It hasn’t been worth it to develop a vaccine from the common cold.

            4.) No, the coronavirus test detects the RNA of the virus.

            5.) China isn’t controlled by the Jews. That’s nonsense.

            4.) Orthodox Jews are being devastated by coronavirus in Israel and NYC.

          • I was in Toronto Canada during the SARS outbreak, we had an outdoor Rolling Stones benefit concert to raise funds for the victims, no social distancing, no masks, just 500 000 people standing beside each other in one of the largest outdoor events in North American history…How many people have died of Influenza this year?..how many jews?..it looks like you dont want to admit that this “Corona Virus” is an exercise in communism much more than an exercise in public health…but whatever, lets agree to disagree.

        • They may be dealing with more than one virus.

          The Wuhan institute of virology had more than 1500 Corona virus in their inventory.
          Huang yan ling, the vanished technician, was splashed with urine from a bat that could have more than one virus.

        • @Canadian

          .the fact that you think the jews don’t control their media shows your lack of knowledge of Chinese geo politics..China is a Rothschild vassal state.

          Jews don’t control the Chinese media, and the Rothschilds have next to no influence in China.

          In fact, a decade ago the Chinese elites were reading a book, by Song Hongbing, titled “Currency Wars” that was all about how the Rothschilds and other Jewish and non-Jewish families control the monetary system of the West, and how China could beat them.

          The Chinese Communist party is far more “Jew-aware” than anyone in America or Europe.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_Wars

          The Chinese Communist Party is controlled by Chinese engineers and scientists that are loyal to the Chinese nation. If only America had an elite that was loyal to our nation – and were scientists and engineers, as opposed to lawyers and media celebrities.

          • Sidney Rittenberg was the head of the Chinese Broadcast Authority under Mao, then there’s Israel Epstein who was Maos right hand man and Rosenfeld and on and on…85 to 90% of foreigners involved in the Chinese Communist revolution were jews…wikipedia is a hasbara operation, a total garbage reference point, try reading actual for jews media like the forward and harretz, they gloat about how deep their claws are into China…like the Russians, the North Americans and Europeans, the Chinese common man has no idea what the jews have done to their country and people…the Rothschild banks own China…communism is another word for judaism.
            https://www.rothschildandco.com/en/greater-china/

    • Why so desperate to get the economy back on the rails again? We never stood a real chance at winning previously, coasting along with our modern comforta. The failure of Trump discredited the possibility of simply mainstreaming our views and taking over the elections.

      The chaos of this virus and the freak out presents opportunity.

      • Agreed. We are in a revolutionary situation if we act in the right manner to unseat the clowns running the show.

    • That’s pretty good, the mewling urban decadent calling country people “weak” and “cowardly,” and living in smaller towns rather than giant rat-hives “fake” and “unreal.” How cute! The hamster in its hamster wheel calls the wolf in the forest weak!

      These people are incredible. In their stupidity, in their arrogance, in their ignorance. And how furiously angry they are over … nothing.

      No wonder this country is in the crapper.

    • Refusing to accept facts and reality is the coward’s way out. Going into denial with conspiracy theories and other nonsense is cowardice.

  4. The minimizers seem to think that if we would just ignore it, life would go back to normal, and the virus would somehow only hit old-people’s homes (“But who cares about them anyway?”), and everybody else would blithely go on working and spending while older people were dying.

    But it wouldn’t be like that at all:

    https://twitter.com/lookner/status/1249372146352128004

    “Smithfield Foods closes its Sioux Falls, South Dakota meat processing plant indefinitely after 238 employees test positive for coronavirus. The plant is responsible for 4 to 5 percent of U.S. pork production.”

    238 employees? Jesus. How many people even worked there?

    At any rate, the point is that the virus would have shut down the economy anyway, by generating mass infections at every workplace involving more than a single employee, requiring them to close — or to keep working until there were not a single able body left of their entire workforce.

      • Probably, mostly Mexicans, Latinos, and refugees from around the world. A regular UN. It’s sad because at one time food processing in the US was clean and White.

        • Yeah, it was a high-paying union job until the 1980s. The slaughterhouses moved out of Chicago to white rural areas decades before that.

    • “At any rate, the point is that the virus would have shut down the economy anyway,”

      And potentially caused mass panic.

  5. “””….88 degrees there with 88% humidity…..””””

    Actually hot and wet does not kill bad bugs. Sunlight or ultraviolet radiation is what get job done. Humidity assist only because of water molecules mirroring ultraviolet radiation to the places, covered from direct sunlight.

    When somebody lives in the darkness like in the city between big houses or even skyscrapers, then summer is useless. When there are dark places covered from ultraviolet radiation, then bug survives. and hot and wet is absolutely irrelevant.

    • I’m no epidemiologist but has any other pandemic ever exhibited such a pattern of recurrence? I rather think this outbreak will run its course over the next few months and then disappear, perhaps reappearing in mutated form several generations hence.

      • “I’m no epidemiologist but has any other pandemic ever exhibited such a pattern of recurrence?”

        Keep in mind, this virus isn’t being allowed to play out its natural course.

  6. Singapore is big and densely populated like New York City, but only 7 people have died there compared to 6,367 confirmed deaths in the Big Apple

    Diversity isn’t their strength.

  7. Vaccine, says Hunter … Here’s no less than Robert F Kennedy Jr speaking of how Bill Gates is literally murdering people around the world with vaccines, assisted by a no-less-murderous WHO:

    “Robert F Kennedy Jr. Exposes Bill Gates’ Vaccine Dictatorship Plan – Cites Gates’ Twisted ‘Messiah Complex’

    “Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic ‘philanthropy’ that feed his many vaccine-related businesses (including Microsoft’s ambition to control a global vac ID enterprise) and give him dictatorial control over global health policy.

    Gates’ obsession with vaccines seems fueled by a god-like willingness to experiment with the lives of lesser humans.

    Promising to eradicate Polio with $1.2 billion, Gates took control of India ‘s National Advisory Board (NAB) and mandated 50 polio vaccines (up from 5) to every child before age 5. Indian doctors blame the Gates campaign for a devastating vaccine-strain polio epidemic that paralyzed 496,000 children between 2000 and 2017.

    In 2017, the World Health Organization reluctantly admitted that the global polio explosion is predominantly vaccine strain, meaning it is coming from Gates’ Vaccine Program. The most frightening epidemics in Congo, the Philippines, and Afghanistan are all linked to Gates’ vaccines. By 2018, ¾ of global polio cases were from Gates’ vaccines.

    In 2014, the GatesFoundation funded tests of experimental HPV vaccines, developed by GSK and Merck, on 23,000 young girls in remote Indian provinces. Approximately 1,200 suffered severe side effects, including autoimmune and fertility disorders. Seven died.

    In 2010, the Gates Foundation funded a trial of a GSK’s experimental malaria vaccine, killing 151 African infants and causing serious adverse effects including paralysis, seizure, and febrile convulsions to 1,048 of the 5,049 children.

    During Gates 2002 MenAfriVac Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, Gates operatives forcibly vaccinated thousands of African children against meningitis. Between 50-500 children developed paralysis. South African newspapers complained, “We are guinea pigs for drug makers”

    Nelson Mandela’s former Senior Economist, Professor Patrick Bond, describes Gates’ philantropic practices as “ruthless” and “immoral”.

    In 2014, Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Association accused the WHO of chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling Kenyan women with a phony “tetanus” vaccine campaign.

    Independent labs found the sterility formula in every vaccine tested.

    After denying the charges, WHO finally admitted it had been developing the sterility vaccines for over a decade.

    A 2017 study (Morgensen et.Al.2017) showed that WHO’s popular DTP is killing more African than the disease it pretends to prevent. Vaccinated girls suffered 10x the death rate of unvaccinated children.

    Gates and the WHO refused to recall the lethal vaccine which WHO forces upon millions of African children annually.”

    https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/04/robert-f-kennedy-jr-exposes-bill-gates-vaccine-dictatorship-plan-cites-gates-twisted-messiah-complex/

    • Brabantian is accusing the Bill Gates foundation of get this:

      Promoting population control in Subsahara Black Africa:

      “ In 2014, Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Association accused the WHO of chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling Kenyan women with a phony “tetanus” vaccine campaign.”.

      I respond:

      Ahhhh yeah.

      So you want the Black African population in Kenya, Uganda, Congo to double and triple?

      Do you want the same for the Black African American populations of Baltimore and the West side of Chicago?

      Can I politely ask if you are smoking too much MJ or….

      Are you out of your Fu*#$$&# mind?!

      Jaye Ryan
      Currently Coronavirus locked down in Southern Africa

      • I guess their ideal world sees us up to our eyebrows in endless billions of starving savages, eh?

        The problem is, of course, that Gates is more than likely helping them survive and breed, and these African accusations are about the same level as their usual medical knowledge.

  8. From Chicago Boyz:

    “Blow to Britain’s hopes for coronavirus antibody testing as study finds a THIRD of recovered patients have barely-detectable evidence they have had the virus already

    – Nearly third of patients have very low levels of antibodies, Chinese study found

    – Antibodies not detected at all in 10 people, raising fears they could be reinfected

    – Explains why UK Government repeatedly delayed rolling them out to the public

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8203725/Antibodies-prove-difficult-detect-Chinese-coronavirus-survivors.html

    Related studies:
    Wu F et al. Neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in a COVID-19 recovered patient cohort and their implications. medRxiv 2020.03.30.20047365; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.30.20047365

    and

    Zhao J et al. Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in patients of novel coronavirus disease 2019, Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa344, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa344
    total by July 1st 51,197″

    ———

    South Korea reports recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again
    APRIL 10, 2020
    Josh Smith, Sangmi Cha

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-idUSKCN21S15X?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

    ———

    COVID-19: Attacks the 1-Beta Chain of Hemoglobin and Captures the Porphyrin to Inhibit Human Heme Metabolism

    https://chemrxiv.org/articles/COVID-19_Disease_ORF8_and_Surface_Glycoprotein_Inhibit_Heme_Metabolism_by_Binding_to_Porphyrin/11938173

  9. (This reply is to Oldtradesman’s post, in case it doesn’t show up directly under it.)

    Yes, I’ve heard of those findings.

    That pretty much kills the “herd immunity” stratagem, right there.

    If you get it once (and are lucky enough to survive), you’re just as likely to get it again as if you’d never had it — perhaps more so, as you might already be weakened from your first bout.

    • Agreed, Karsten. This thing is going to be around for awhile. Problem is, the “herd immunity” stratagem won’t be killed because it is in the financial interest of government, corporations, middle-class grifters, and cuckservatism’s useful tools to sacrifice middle-aged citizens to GDP.

    • Yep. Or simply not recover anything like 100% ever again. There’s very limited immunity if you’ve had a bad dose.

  10. The CCP is entirely responsible for this global pandemic.

    They knew the had an outbreak in Wuhan and yet they allowed international flights to leave Wuhan.

    • They cannot just kidnap and detain citizens of foreign states like that, without risking huge diplomatic blowback. They informed other countries of the virus, at which point it was their responsibility to block incoming flights. Those who did so have fared better than those who did not (liberal shit holes of USA and Europe).

  11. Saw a comment about how the food processing plants are all employers of non-whites primarily: not so much in the north necessarily, it depends. Post cereals and other processing plants have a ton of Whites here, both Dakotas have a largely White workforce.

    But with this virus that doesn’t matter, what hits the little brown people will hit the little White people, so the focus should be on curing it not hoping ‘them thar other people die’, it’s a global pandemic.

    The main thing to wonder is if Charlie Sheen should be contributing his body to medical science to see if his ‘tiger blood’ is immune. He’s already on HIV meds so he’s the perfect crash test dummy. I think it’s a sacrifice Americans are willing to make.

    • “what hits the little brown people will hit the little White people, so the focus should be on curing”

      Focusing on a cure?
      There may not be a cure, only prevention and mitigation.

      Your are implicitly overlooking the much higher level of hygiene among White people.
      If we had an entirely White population we could have a lower infection rate than Taiwan.
      White folks have been so indoctrinated, they don’t realize the different hygenic behaviors of races.
      They believe Dr huxtable is real.

      .

      • That’s a good point. Although it’s a little ghoulish. But yep. Take out the BAME figures and we are ahead in the grim calculus.

  12. Arian,

    I’m overlooking nothing. I’m referring to the death wishes for ‘blue areas’ or ‘Mexicans’ as being stupid since it’s already worldwide.

    For example, it’d be nice if once a virus is spreading all over the world we can make it target ‘only creeps’. Or people who buy Kelly Clarkson albums.

    Diseases don’t work that way.

    Covid is in ‘hygienic white areas’, like Sioux Falls.

    The same kind of people who believe Huxtable is real are the same who think mainstream conservatives send people to wars ‘for freedom’.

    The people studying the epigenetic aspect of Covid are going to be the heroes. Same as every disease ever eradicated.

    And maybe the ‘conservatives’ who import junk from China and have people make American goods in shitholes so they don’t have to pay a living wage to workers will actually have a little of that stuff called ‘a conscience’, and then our people wouldn’t be subjected to some weird disease that might’ve come from bat and civet eating.

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