Covid-19 News/Updates

If things get bad, there’s the option of vacationing in Mexico which is exempt from the virus. Don’t forget to pack a good luck charm and a picture of the virgin Mary and you’ll be fine.

“Pandemics won’t do anything to us,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday while accusing the media and his political opponents of exaggerating the threat of the virus. He has declined to close his borders or ban travel from particularly afflicted countries.
At a large rally over the weekend, López Obrador waded proudly into the crowd , kissing children and embracing supporters. He has made a show of waving off offerings of anti-bacterial gel. And on Wednesday, before appearing at another large event, he showcased a collection of good-luck charms that he carries with him, including Catholic scapulars and a U.S. 2-dollar bill.
“They are my bodyguards,” he said, smiling.

Singapore was early in restricting travel from affected areas in China and had experience in tracking and isolating those who slipped through.
Experience from the SARS, MERS and other Corona virus epidemics helped- Having a decisive government also helped in limiting the early spreading of the virus in Singapore.

It is harder to keep control now, with a much wider spread of the virus in the world. Singapore being a travel hub and major port are exposed to a lot of potential sources of contamination-

Yet the number of cases is only 345 so far, with 221 still in Hospital and 124 recovered:

Not bad in a population of 5.6 Mill…(many of whom are foreigners on long term visas)

The thousands of day trippers coming across the causeway to work, or attend school etc. every day has a hard time after Malaysia closed their borders:

Could the rest of the worlds have something to learn from Singapore??

PS> I forgot to mention that Singapore still have not had any deaths from COVID-19

Looks like the United States will overtake Germany tomorrow in total cases, Iran on Saturday and Spain on Sunday for the bronze. Maybe we overtake China in a week for silver. Then it’ll just be Italy and the United States in the battle for the Corona Gold!

Go ‘Merica!



More like this I reckon.


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Latest statistics:

Pls- note that the more tests that is carried out the more accurate the numbers.
Also: In terms of cases per mill. population China and other countries with large populations comes out better, (China 56 cases/Mill while the Vatican w/1 case has 1248 cases/Mill.)

Population density in urban vs. rural area is also a factor in the risk of contracting COVID-19 but not near as high as the mitigating effect of testing, early isolation and good health system

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They’ve just added a switch to choose today’s numbers or yesterday’s on the the sortable table. Their day rolls over at midnight UTC.

Also, check the update time and manually refresh. Refreshing one page does not necessarily refresh parent or daughter pages.

Selecting log display on the charts that allow it gives an instant grasp of who’s improving (Italy) and who’s not (US and most others).


Possible uptick in countries that had good success early on.

As someone pointed out to me (Sand_Pebble? Lee_Shore?) they’re going to have to stay utterly vigilant until a vaccine is available.

Early on the external sources were geographically few which is easier to guard against. Now that it’s a pandemic the whole world is an external source. Leak-bys are to be expected.

Smart guy whoever said it. :wink:

Maybe in part. Also I saw an article that life in Singapore had returned to normal. So also infected person within the country come out after lock-down measures are eased. Did you see the Marginal Revolution post about the epidemic yo-yo I posted?

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Hahaha! It was you, I take it? :wink:

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Yes Singapore have a second wave of infections, but this time caused by traveler from countries other than China and S.E.Asian countries:

The number of cases in Singapore is still small, also relative to population.
Singapore is still able to track the origin of every case and publish daily updates to the public.

Lessons learnt from previous epidemics helps, but a disciplined and easily controlled population on a small area helps. Not to mention good governance by a capable bureaucracy and Government.


No where close. Cases of remission in China for COVID19 that’s being snuffed out by the media. Muslim pilgrims still active in SE Asia and returning to their home countries.

There will be multiple waves of this as the ignorant few affects the responsible many. This is just beginning.

Easily 300K+ global by end of March and 100K in USA by end of April.

Friendly neighborhood Indonesia:

Not using early kits provided by WHO. Snuffing out news for fear of panic and allowing large religious group gatherings to take place like the 9000 folks who just met for a pilgrimage recently… They will come to Singapore one way or another. Instagram youngsters will still flock to Bali. Tourism must live on at any cost.

Foreign Affairs removes paywall.

??? - My post was poorly worded. Only saying that it’s been reported that in Singapore when the restrictions were eased and people returned to normal it caused a second spike in infections.

Nothing about China.

AMLO aside, Mexicans have started freaking out. A good number of mask wearers at the grocery store yesterday.

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Que crees? Cd. Del Carmen.