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Is Singapore's Experience an Example for Thailand?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing Singapore. I have brought up Singapore in a prior video with respect to overall this topic because Singapore seems to be taking a more nuanced approach to this overall situation and a recent article from the Bangkok Post that is article is titled: Singapore Prepares for Long-term Life and Death - with COVID. Quoting directly: "Its medical experts say residents may see hundreds of death each year from an endemic COVID-19 similar to the flu. That pragmatic approach could set an example for other countries looking to exit lockdowns as they ramp up their own inoculation programs." Quoting directly and quoting within the article: "The only way to have no deaths from a disease anywhere in the world is to eliminate the disease all together and that has only been done for smallpox" said Paul Tambyah, President of the Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Quoting further: "While the idea of hundreds of COVID deaths seem shocking compared to the deaths so far and worth taking efforts to prevent, it is on par with influenza which society hardly cares about." said Alex Cook, an infectious disease modeling expert at the National University of Singapore."  

So Singapore seems to be taking a much more nuanced approach to dealing with this and I think one of the reasons is Singapore is acutely aware of its economy. Singapore, without its economic might if you will, Singapore has a kind of a precarious geopolitical position in the world. Not to get too deep into Singaporean in history but Singapore became a powerhouse in the finance and economics spheres as a result of keeping a close eye on maintaining a healthy economy. So I think that maybe they are a little bit more proactive in maintaining a cost benefit approach to the analysis of how to deal with this but I found this really interesting. Again that is Bangkok Post,, the article is titled: Singapore Prepares for Long-term Life and Death - with COVID. A lot of the interesting insight in there and we certainly as I have said in other videos on this channel, the economic fallout caused by this overall situation is really, there is no other word but devastating. I mean the situation is not good and again there is no blame here. It is no one's fault. It is like trying to blame someone for the wind blowing or for a weather occurrence. In many ways I view disease as something akin to weather; it happens and you just have to deal with it. 

That said, what has happened to date has happened but maybe it is time to start looking at things from a slightly different angle in order to try and figure out a strategy and methodology to get through this so everybody comes out of this as best we all can.