4/02/2020

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.

4/01/2020

Covid 19 - Fear factor and time for making tough calls

SINGAPORE: The number of locally transmitted and unlinked cases of COVID-19 in Singapore is increasing, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Tuesday (Mar 31), as he stressed the importance of taking safe distancing measures seriously.

On average, there are 25 locally transmitted cases a day, Mr Gan said during a press conference that was held virtually on video conferencing....

“Particularly worrying are the unlinked cases. We have an excellent contact tracing team, and they are going all out to trace down each and every new case, identify the links,” Mr Wong said.
However, he cautioned that it will be “very difficult” for them as they go about doing their work, with new cases “popping up” every day.   CNA

Exactly, when more and more cases are popping up, it will increasingly be more difficult to trace. And knowing how infectious this virus is, a missed case can mean many more infected cases. There was a time when Singaporeans need not worry too much when cases were few and easily traced and checked. At a time when daily cases were in the 1-3 bracket, I thought things were under controlled and improving.

Today we have 40 to 70 cases daily and more frightening, unlinked local cases average at 25. This is no joke. It is spreading in the community. This is serious. But this is subjective also depending on one's mindset on what is serious and what is not serious. The good thing is that there are many examples to learn from. We have seen how Italy, Spain and New York, USA failed so miserably. In fact the whole of Europe is going the Italian and American way.

When there were 15 cases, Trump said they would just go away, like a miracle. But many countries are not taking this lightly. Many countries have jumped the gun and went on to lock down their countries. Singapore is at a cross road, to lock down or not to lock down. Do we want to wait till we are like Italy and New York then decide to lock down? Or should we lock down now while we can, while the cases are still manageable and to nip it in the bud?

It is a tough call, but someone must make the call. And this is not rocket science but a political decision based on what is happening around the world. There are enough information and data and failed cases to learn from to make this decision, and it must be made now. Any dilly dally like clown Trump would see Singapore sinking into another Italy or New York.

The decision made by the govt today, to lock down or not to lock down would affect the situation in the next fortnight or next month. Only time will tell who is right and who is wrong. It is a judgement call.

3/31/2020

Covid19 - The Americans are crying, suffering and dying, but fighting

This is what the New York Police spokesman said after the first policeman died from Covid19.  The only thought that comes from this warmongering state is fight, we will continue to fight. Going down on their knees to beg for forgiveness in not in their mindset. Did they know what they are fighting and who they are fighting?

Stop all the wars and trying to start new ones. Stop that mad dog Pompeo from spreading more lies. Stop spreading lies that America is threatened. It is the Evil Empire that is threatening everyone. No one can afford to attack America and live for another day. No one is threatening America. It is all a white lie to justify wars. Bring your soldiers home. The world needs peace. The people of the world needs to live in peace and be free from the Evil Empire's killing, oppression and suppression. Remove all the sanctions against countries that the Americans unilaterally branded as enemies and threats to their Empire. Free the people of North Korea, the people of Iran, the people of Venezuela, of Colombia, of Iraq, Syria, Libya etc etc.  Let these people choose their own leaders, their political systems, their way of life. It is none of the business of the American Empire.

Stop supporting and financing terrorist groups and terrorism. Start to make friends and make peace with the world. You need the rest of the world as they need you. The world has never been more connected and interdependent than before. All the monies could have make the world a better place to live in without going into making weapons of wars and conducting wars.

The One above is angry. Fight you may, you cannot win. This is not a war that you have designed and controlled. All your weapons are useless. You are hapless in the eyes of the ONE above. Go down on your knees and pray for forgiveness and pledge to do good instead of killing people as you wish, war collaterals, so convenient.

Now the Americans are dying, crying and suffering. You have no answers to this war except surrender to the ONE above and confess to your crimes against humanity. Pray, not fight, you cannot fight Him. You can only beg for mercy.

Remember, Trump does not become the President of the USA by accident. HE works in His own mysterious way to do what is right and good, not just for the Americans but for all his children in the whole world. Stop smearing, demonising and killing other people for your own good.

It is all coming back now.  All the lives that the Americans have killed and ruined are asking for retribution.

3/30/2020

Covid19 - Tribute to all the brave and selfless health workers in the front line

My estate burst into loud applause and clapping at 8pm sharp, a sound of appreciation to all the health workers fighting Covid19 in the front line and also risking their lives doing so. This little gesture is from the hearts of all Singaporeans, to every man and woman out there caring for the infected and trying to save their lives, keeping them alive and consoling them in this very lonely and silent war of life and death.

A big thank you to all of you. No amount of words and clapping could express the gratitude of the people for these gallant and self sacrificing people. This is real sacrifice by putting their lives out there, while trying to save lives.  The govt can do more for these heroes and heroines out there.

God bless all of you.

Covid19 - Why lockdowns failed

China was the first country that imposed a lockdown on big cities like Wuhan with a population of about 15m and the whole province of Hubei with another 50m population. And the effort bore great results with the Covid19 virus contained and as good as obliterated in 3 months. No more local transmission, Hubei unlocked and Wuhan about to be unlocked with life starting to return to normalcy.

Many countries have also followed China's example of locking down cities and region but are failing. Some countries like Singapore, South Korea and Japan did not really lock down their country or cities but seem to be doing fairy well.  Why are the western countries failing, especially Italy and Spain, and why locking down American cities would also failed?

There are three fundamentals that would ensure some kind of success in a lockdown. A lockdown is a stringent measure that aims to contain the virus in a particular spot, city or region. When announced, no one leaves or enters the area. And it is pointless to announce a lockdown in advance to allow people to leave quickly. Those who left would bring along the virus in them to spread wherever they go. This was exactly what happened to Italy. You don't announce a lockdown in advance to allow infected people to leave before it comes into effect. After a lockdown, in China's case, all the few  cases outside Wuhan and Hubei were quickly tackled and isolated to prevent further spread.

Now Trump is going to do a lockdown on New York. Would it work? No, it is too late, the virus is all over the USA. This brings me to the second fundamental, to nip the problem in the bud. When the problem is small and contained, it could be killed on the spot. This means cornering the virus by contact tracing, quarantine them and testing all those that have come into contact with the infected person. In this way, the spread could be arrested and any one that missed contacted, when infected and reported, the whole process would swing into action again to bring all those in contact with the infected person into quarantine. This is where Singapore did well, swift enforcement when the problem is small and not allowed to grow and spread. This was also the case in other parts of China after Wuhan was locked down.

The third fundamental is testing. In a lockdown, the virus is contained in an area. Infected person isolated, suspects quarantined and tested. And because infected and suspected are identified and confined, there is no need to test the rest of the population. They would  only be tested when infected or suspected to be infected. In places where there is no lockdowns, the problem is not contained, and worse, if there is no testing, those already infected would be spreading the virus everywhere they go. This is the problem in countries that introduced half hearted measures in lockdowns and testing only those infected. The virus was having a great time, unrestrained and spreading freely. Oh, the test must be free or minimal cost to get people to come for the test.

Today, many countries have the virus all over. Any forms of lockdowns must be nation wide, like the whole of Italy or the whole of the USA, the whole of UK, to be meaningful and effective. And after the lockdowns, isolation of infected, quarantined of those they have contacted and testing everyone of them must follow to restrain the virus from spreading further. No testing, no contact tracing, no quarantine, no lockdown, no success. To contain and stop the virus from spreading means serious effort to contain, no half hearted measures as the virus would spread freely given the chance.

PS.  Lockdown is completely useless when the virus has bolted. Trump would not be able to comprehend this simple logic.

3/29/2020

US Biological Lab Created Virus Threaten The Whole World : PART TWO


     Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, the Americans and the British together with the Jewish Zionist had broad plans to bring the whole world under total Western rule and hegemony headed by the United States.

As I had pointed out before in two articles published in this same blog on 9th October, 2016 and on 4th February, 2020, revealing the horrendous plan of the Western countries headed by the United States to reduce drastically the populations of Asia and Africa through multiple means via toxic insecticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, chemical and biological weapons with  biological laboratories  genetically designed deadly germs and virus to infect populations, sanctions, trade embargoes, tariffs, monetary and currency manipulations to impoverish Asian and African countries and through outright  physical wars carry out either directly by the United States or through CIA instigations to foment wars among local countries in Asia and Africa to fight and kill themselves. These are hideous and monstrous plans of the US and the West which claim that the world is overpopulated with seven and a half billion people and most of which live in Asia and Africa which must necessarily bear the reduction. Thus in this matter of life and death white supremacists in the United States think they can  play god to decide the fate of Asians and Africans.

The United States has over one hundred chemical and biological laboratories in both US and and US occupied overseas territories and military bases geared to specifically producing only chemical, germ and virus for chemical and biological wars against other countries.

The present coronarovirus is produced in a military biological lab in Fort  Detrick, Maryland, USA, nearby a local military base. Over three hundred and fifty American military personnels who were carriers of the virus were sent to Wuhan, China in October 18th to 27th 2019 to take part in a friendly World  Military Games. Surprisingly none of the US participants won any medal. But they were energitically spreading the virus to the Chinese when they went on a wild spree visiting big splendid shopping malls and  big farms in the countrysides. About two weeks after the Americans left Wuhan in US military planes there was instant coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan as the two weeks were the hibernation period of the viruses before they broke out in full force. Soon the coronavirus spread out very fast and infected a lot of the population in Wuhan and eventually spread to Hupeh and the whole world.

For the US to claim ignorance of the severity of the Coronavirus and to claim that China delayed in informing  US earlier so that US was caught unprepared to fight the coronavirus epidemic is just all hubris and unbelievable. How can the US which fabricated the deadly virus claim ignorance and unprepared.

They have genetically fabricated the virus to attack only people with yellow skin genes especially the Chinese and of course they do not care if the virus also attack the Koreans, Japanese Vietnamese and other yellow skin people for to the Americans they will just insouciantly dismiss it as collateral victims.

However, by nature's will of cause and effect or karma or retribution, the wicked Americans were all too confident  and believe that their  lab designed coronavirus will not infect people of white genes like themselves and all white people of the western world. They have never been more wrong and due to their miscalculation the coronavirus epidemic have rebounced on them as will of God or nature with vengeance and fury to punish them for all their hideous crimes against mankind. So it is not as though they were ignorant of the severity of the virus and were unprepared for it but the truth is that it is because they were too arrogant and overconfident that the virus would not attack their kind that they would never be bothered to prepare. Thus it is nature's or god's willing that they must reap what they sow. Well, as the Chinese dictum says, " Man proposes but God disposes."

In the meantime while China was fighting desperately against the coronavirus epidemic the United States elites and politicians like Trump, Mike Pence, Pompeo, Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross and US mass media as well as some other western countries mass media were watching at China's desperation with glee and even cast aspersions against China. They hypocritically claimed that China's  lockdown in Wuhan and the whole country as excessive moves by an authoritarian government, claiming that the excessive moves   had infringed on the people's right of freedom of movement. Western media dubbed China's locked down as a "breach of human rights." The New York Times criticized the Wuhan and Hupeh lockdown saying it came "at the the great cost to people's livelihoods and personal liberties." Behind all these hypocritical criticisms is the secret wish of the United States and some of its western allies like UK, France and Australia that China should take no  action  so that millions of Chinese will be killed down the destructive path of the deadly coronavirus.  They know that China is doing the right thing in containing the coronavirus but they are not happy because that is not what they want. They desperately hope the Covid-19 epidemic would destroy  China.  They disparaged China's political system and governance with deep intention to drive a wedge between the Chinese citizens and the Chinese government. However, their evil design would surely fail for the Chinese people are solidly united as one with the Chinese government and have strong faith in what their government is doing. The United States politicians and government officials  constantly disparage China political system and governance and hypocritically blame China's initial slow and delay response to the virus as resulting in the spread of the epidemic to US and the West.Behind all these wild accusations is the shameful intention to cover their own irresponsibilities, inefficiency and incompetency in dealing with the epidemic. Eventually China's much criticized measures are quietly adopted as standard practice in combating the Covid-19 pandemic by all western countries like Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, England and even the US and by all other countries in the world. Now as  the United States and its western allies are quietly and closely using the Chinese methods of fighting the pandemic they have to swallow their insulting rhetorics and earlier sinister criticisms against China.

However, at this critical juncture of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is still playing hard politics against China. US has been contriving all ways and means to destabilise China to bring China down. It planned, instigated and fomented the Hong Kong riots from February to late September, in 2019, it tried to stir up the world muslims against China on the Uyghur Chinese issues in Xingjiang, it consistently try to create troubles in the South China Sea by sailing its warships and flying its bombers close to Chinese islands and Chinese coastlines and it never stops interfering in China's internal affairs especially on the Taiwan affairs. Of late even though the United States is suffering the most severe COVID-19 pandemic attack, it still tries to stir up instabilities in the Taiwan Straits by signing the "Taipeh Act." which defies China's objective of a peaceful unification with the breakaway island. All these American plots and hideous acts to undermine China are doomed to fail. On the contrary it may hasten the end of the imperial Evil Empire of USA.

The epidemic situation is getting extremely severe in US and the western countries and instead of cooperating with China and other countries to fight the epidemic the US is bent on shifting focus of public attention to demonize China and to blame China for all their irresponsibilities, inefficiencies and incompetency in taking proper actions to contain the pandemic.

Both dotard Trump and his Republican party and the Democrats are utterly immoral and irresponsible. They would rather sacrifice cooperation with China and intensify conflicts to win elections. They are gambling with countless lives and the destiny of the entire human race.

The United States should reevaluate its China policy and put aside geopolitics to work with China to contain the fatal COVID-19 pandemic. Failing which all the countries in the world should hold the United States responsible for their current plight and disaster and appeal to the United Nations International Court of Justice to demand US pay them trillions of dollars in compensation.

Southernglory1

Sunday, 29th March,2020














Covid19 - Is Singapore heading for an exponential increase in new infection?

Singapore has been hailed as a model country in the handling of this Covid19 pandemic. About a month ago I wrote a piece saying that the situation here was looking like plateauing with 1-3 cases daily. When the cases hit above 10, it was still looking comfortable. Then we had a couple of days when new cases hit new highs of 47. Our consolation was that many were imported cases, of returned Singaporeans, PRs and residents.

Wednesday's 73 new cases started to ring a bell. Thursday there were 52 cases with 14 cases unlinked.  Friday there were 49 cases with 9 cases unlinked. Things are not looking good now. The unlinked cases, not imported, are worrisome as the virus could be free in the air. Though still a lot of the new cases were imported, about half were local cases with two new clusters in Fengshan Sparkletot,  a play school and a British International School. Friday we are witnessing another new cluster in Singpost Centre. The CNA chart below is looking frightening. It is looking like going exponential in our small ways.

As of today things seems to be going on as per normal as people going about their lives without much inhibitions. But the ministers are preparing the people for things to get worse, asking Singaporeans to expect more infected cases going forward. Singapore is still lucky as the infected cases are found in all places except the MRT trains. Cannot imagine what it would be like if a few infected people took the train during peak hours. All contact tracing will be futile with unknown commuters moving in and out of a moving train and getting infected.

The only solution as was brooded in the UK, to let everyone get infected and those who are weak would have to go. And to make this happen faster, lets bring in more foreigners, take the opportunity to increase the population to 6.9m or more and the net result is that we will still have population growth and GDP growth. I know this sounds silly and scary.  Would anyone really dare to think this way? The Brits backed out of this idiotic thought of letting the infected die by letting the virus infected everyone to get community immunity.

Pray we don't go exponential as the graph is pointing. We need a trigger, a special event or incident to make this a reality sooner than expected. The GE, if called now, could be just the event and if suay suay there is a big spike a few days after, all fingers would be pointing to you know who.

PS.  Saturday there were 70 new cases with 14 unlinked and 41 imported. Total infected is 802.