Singapore’s response to the coronavirus is a good template for states/provinces, says Dr. Michael Savage in his podcast of yesterday.
They implemented the standard epidemiological response early on, which includes:
- rapid response
- isolating the sick
- scrupulous tracing of contacts
- quarantine of the exposed and vulnerable (NOT the entire population)
- social distancing
- providing credible information
Mr. Tom Blackwell, National Post, reported how Singapore:
“… followed up SARS by building a national centre for infectious disease, a dedicated 330-bed facility. (Hmm, what was Canada’s follow-up?)
It started health and temperature screening of passengers from Wuhan on January 3, and of all incoming travellers by the end of that month. Coronavirus tests were rapidly increased to 2,200 a day.
As many as 50 police officers a day are assigned to track down contacts of infected people or find the source of a cluster of infections. “It’s like crime-solving,” said Assistant police superintendent Johnny Lim …”
Their success is evident in that schools, workplaces, stores and restaurants are open with restrictions.