Archive for March 30th, 2020

As we are one-tenth of USA population, is the Malaysian government expecting some 10,000-20,000 deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic as the American authorities are expecting 100,000 to 200,000 to die in the pandemic?

I was shocked when I read a report of the national medical director of National Health Service (NHS) England, Prof Stephen Powis saying that every citizen in the United Kingdom must play a part if the number of deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic are to be kept below 20,000.

But it was a greater shock to read of the prediction of the man in charge of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, Anthony Fuaci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that Covid-19 could claim from 100,000 to 200,000 lives.

It was only a few days ago that American President Donald Trump had optimistically spoken of restarting the American economy by Easter Sunday on April 12, but he has to make a humiliating retreat after having squandered six precious weeks at the start of the pandemic and saw the full horror of United States becoming the new epicentre of the pandemic – topping the world as the nation with the most number of confirmed cases exceeding 140,000 cases with a death toll of 357 in the last 24 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia must learn from the lessons of South Korea, China, United Kingdom and Italy and convene an emergency meeting of Parliament to craft a “whatever it takes” strategy to flatten both the epidemiological and recession curves of the Covid-19 pandemic

Malaysia perlu mempelajari pengajaran daripada Korea Selatan, China, United Kingdom dan Itali dan memanggil satu persidangan khas Parlimen untuk merangka satu strategi untuk meratakan lengkungan penyebaran Covid-19 dan lengkungan kemelesetan ekonomi yang disebabkannnya

Tidak ada satu hari yang berlalu tanpa peningkatan rekod buruk Covid-19.

Dalam tempoh 24 jam yang lepas, pemecutan penularan global wabak Covid-19 terus meningkat. Virus ini mengambil 67 hari untuk merekodkan 100,000 kes yang pertamanya, 11 hari untuk 100,000 kes kedua, empat hari untuk 100,000 kes ketiga, tiga hari untuk 100,000 kes keempat, dua hari untuk 100,000 kes kelima, dan sehari untuk mencapai 100,000 kes keenamnya.

Kini terdapat sejumlah 721,412 kes yang disahkan di peringkat global, dengan 33,956 kematian dan 151,004 kes yang sudah pulih. 24 jam sebelum angka ini dicapai, jumlah keseluruhan kes global adalah 662,751 kes.

Keseluruhan kes aktif global buat masa ini adalah 536,452 kes. Read the rest of this entry »

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