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There is tentative good news from the Philippines and Indonesia where the Omicron wave seems to have receded, with Philippines reporting less than 2.5% of its daily peak six weeks ago and Indonesia receding for two weeks to below 40% of its daily peak

There is tentative good news from the Philippines and Indonesia on the Covid-19 front where the Omicron wave seem to have receded, with Philippines reporting less than 2.5% of its daily peak six weeks ago and Indonesia receding for two weeks to below 40% of its daily Omicron peak of 64,718 new cases on 16th February 2022.

So far, the Omicron daily peak of 38,867 new cases on 15th January 2022 in the Philippines is 48.3% higher than its Delta daily peak of 26,208 cases on 11th September 2021 and the Indonesian daily peak of Omicron wave of 64,718 new cases on 16th February 2022 is 14% higher than its Delta peak of 56,757 new cases on 15th July 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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The signs are that the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic will not be as severe in Malaysia as in UK or USA where the daily peak of new Omicron cases is about thrice that of the Delta peak

(Versi BM)

There are signs that the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic will not be as severe in Malaysia as in the United Kingdom or the USA, where the daily peak of new Omicron cases is about thrice that of the Delta peak, or in South Korea where it is 20 times higher or in Hong Kong where it is 60 times higher than the Delta daily peak.

The best performing state in the Omicron wave so far is India, which reached a daily peak of 347,254 new Omicron Covid-19 cases on 20th January 2022, which is lower than the daily peak in the Delta wave of 414,433 new Covid-19 cases on 6th May 2021.
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What will the daily peak of the Omicron wave in Malaysia – will it be thrice the Delta daily peak like USA and UK, over 20 times like in South Korea or nearly 60 times like in Hong Kong?

(Versi BM)

What will be the daily peak of the Omicron wave in Malaysia?

We cannot be like India, which at present, its daily peak during the Omicron wave of 347,254 new Covid-19 cases on 20th January 2022 is lower than its daily peak of Delta wave of 414,433 new Covid-19 cases on 6th May 2021. New Covid-19 cases in India has come down to 13,166 cases yesterday.

Yesterday, Malaysia under the Omicron wave recorded 32,070 new Covid-19 cases, which is over 30% of the Delta daily peak of 24,599 new Covid-19 cases on 26th August 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 136 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia in the past week confirmed survey that over half of Malaysians viewed Putrajaya’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic as dismal

(Versi BM)

The 136 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia in the past week has confirmed a survey that over half of Malaysians viewed Putrajaya’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic as dismal.

When emergency was declared more than a year ago to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, there were 2,232 new daily cases and 4 daily Covid-19 deaths

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 27,831 new Covid-19 cases and 21 Covid-19 deaths – a loud testimony of the failure of the emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are three countries which have registered record daily new Covid-19 cases, but have to reach a new Omicron peak. Read the rest of this entry »

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With 32 deaths, Johor has the most Covid-19 deaths in February followed by Sabah 29 and Perak 26 – what is Khairy doing to reduce the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia?

(Versi BM)

With 32 Covid-19 deaths this month, Johor has the most Covid-19 deaths in February followed by Sabah 29 and Perak 26.

The question that must be asked is: what is the Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin doing to reduce the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia?

Yesterday, there were 24 deaths, followed the previous three days of 11, 15 and 24 deaths – making a total of 74 deaths in four days.

What must be a matter of concern is the high percentage of the Covid-19 deaths who were brought in dead to the hospitals, constituting some 34% in February. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fifty deaths in three days is exceedingly and unacceptably high – when is Khairy going to address the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia?

(Versi BM)

Malaysia has chalked up 50 Covid-19 deaths in the last three days – 11 deaths yesterday, 15 deaths on Saturday and 24 on Friday.

Fifty Covid-19 deaths in three days is exceedingly and unacceptably high – when is the Heath Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin going to address the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia?

The cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia is now 32,125 – as compared to Japan’s 20,202 deaths, Pakistan’s 29,772 deaths, Bangladesh’s 28,819 deaths, China’s 4,638 deaths, South Korea’s 7,081 deaths, Singapore’s 897 deaths and Taiwan’s 851 deaths. Read the rest of this entry »

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24 Covid-19 deaths on Friday and 15 deaths on Saturday is exceedingly high and greatly reducing the Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia should be one of the top priorities of Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin

There were 15 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday and 24 Covid-19 deaths, confirming Malaysia as the country with the highest number of deaths per capita in the ASEAN and East Asian regions with 972 deaths per 1 million population and the fourth worst in Asia.

These high Covid-19 mortality rates for Malaysia are completely unacceptable and greatly reducing the Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia should be one of the top priorities of the Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Johor with 2,860 new Covid-19 cases yesterday is a record-high for the state in the two-year Covid-19 pandemic while it has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths of all states in the last two weeks

Malaysia yesterday reported 22,802 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative infections of over three million mark. It is the fourth highest daily new Covid-19 infection for Malaysia throughout the two-year Covid-19 pandemic.

At this rate of explosive increase, daily new Covid-19 infections will set a new daily peak today or tomorrow, as the four highest daily new Covid-19 infections were: 24,599 infections with 393 deaths on August 26, 2021; 23,948 infections with 178 deaths on August 19, 2021; 23,564 infections with 233 deaths on August 20, 2021 and 22,579 infections with 285 deaths on August 28, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the daily caseload of new Covid-19 cases reach 80,000 cases on the nomination day of the Johore state general election on February 26?

It takes no pleasure to be right when I predicted yesterday that the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia may exceed three million cases before the week is out as this would happen today.

Yesterday, we recorded 20,939 Covid-19 cases, the 13th highest of new daily Covid-19 cases in the entire two-year Covid-19 pandemic, bringing the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases to 2,996,361 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy should urgently set up a special committee of public health experts including representatives from the private sector to reduce the Covid-19 mortality rate which has claimed over 12,000 lives in Malaysia in the last five months

(Versi BM)

Yesterday, Hong Kong reported the first Covid-linked death in five months when an elderly 73-year-old man died as the city struggled with a worsening outbreak.

In Malaysia in the last five months, there were over 12,000 Covid-19 deaths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Omicron may not be the last variant to surface to end the Covid-19 pandemic

(Versi BM)

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin hopes the Omicron wave to be over in the next one to two months to allow Hari Raya Aidilfitri to be celebrated in early May without movement restrictions.

But Omicron may not be the last variant to surface to end the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expects more Covid-19 variants and urge New Zealanders to prepare to more variants of the virus this year.

New Zealand has for the past week hit new records for daily case numbers, including a record 243 cases on Saturday. She expects New Zealand’s cases to peak at between 10,000 and 30,000 cases a day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia may exceed 15,000 Covid-19 cases early next week but it should not be the cause for panic so long as the daily fatality rates keep to single-digit numbers

(Versi BM)

Malaysia may exceed 15,000 Covid-19 cases early next week but it should not be the cause for panic so long as the daily fatality rates keep to single-digit numbers.

Today, the Health Ministry reported 13,944 new Covid-19 cases today bringing the cumulative infections in the country to 2,939,198. Yesterday, there were 11,034 cases and nine deaths.

It would appear that the Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin’s figure of 15,000 cases, the Health director-general Noor Hisham’s 22,000 cases and my public health expert’s 25,000 cases may be exceeded by the middle of the month, and we will be heading to new daily peak for Covid-19 cases – which was set on 26th August 2021 at 24,599 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Omicron set a new daily Covid-19 peak of over 25,000 cases in February 2022?

(Versi BM)

Yesterday, Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 new cases flew past the 10,000-mark recording 10,089 cases – the first time since October 2 last year when the country recorded 10,915 cases.

The Minster of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin, said yesterday that the Omicron wave will reach a daily caseload of 15,000 new cases “soon”.
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How many of the 9,117 new Covid-19 cases yesterday were Omicron and how many Delta?

New Covid-19 cases rose to an alarming 9,117 cases yesterday. There was a rise in the ASEAN region, with even Singapore rising to 10,390 cases after recording 13,208 cases the previous day; Indonesia recording 22,729 cases when for three months from Oct.15, 2021 to January 17, 2022 it had been recording three-digit number of new daily Covid-19 cases; Thailand 10,490, Vietnam 12,017 cases while Philippines seems to be in decline with 7,689 cases.

I asked a public health expert for his interpretation of the latest Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia, and these are his views: Read the rest of this entry »

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Why is Malaysia having the longest third Covid-19 wave in the world?

What struck me during the Chinese New Year was that thousands of people fully masked gathered in Taiwan for the concert welcoming the Chinese New Year demonstrating the “Live with Covid” re-opening of social activities.

Yesterday, Taiwan recorded 56 new Covid-19 cases and zero Covid-19 deaths, and it has a cumulative total of 18,958 Covid-19 cases and 851 Covid-19 deaths.
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Will the Omicron variant cause a new Covid-19 crisis in Malaysia?

For the third day, new daily Covid-19 cases have passed the 5,000 cases mark.

On 27th January, it was 5,439 new cases, 28th January 5,522 new cases and yesterday 5,739 new cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Malaysia suffering a new Covid-19 crisis, losing control of the Covid-19 pandemic with over 5,000 new cases for the last two days?

Is Malaysia suffering a new Covid-19 crisis, losing control of the Covid-19 pandemic with over 5,000 new Covid-19 cases for the last two days – 5,439 cases on Wednesday and 5,522 cases yesterday.

The last time Malaysia had over 5,000 cases was on December 10, 2021, when the country recorded 5,508 cases.

The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases is now 2,855,570 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Has Malaysia lost control of Covid-19 pandemic after the CSR MoU has successfully ended the exponential increase of Covid-19 cases and deaths and reduced daily Covid-19 new cases from 24,599 cases to 2,641 cases and daily Covid-19 fatalities from 592 to 9 deaths?

Yesterday, daily new Covid-19 infections breached the 4,000-mark for the first time this year after the Ministry of Health logged 4,046 new cases.

The latest figures has brought the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in the country since the start of the pandemic, to 2,824,973 cases, ranking Malaysia as No. 22 in the world, with cumulative total of 31,869 Covid-19 deaths – with 6,247 “Brought-in-Dead” cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia would have performed better in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic if an emergency had not been declared on January 11 last year

(Versi BM)

I am shocked that the former Prime Minister, Muhyddin Yassin, is still trying to justify the declaration of Emergency on January 11, 2021 which completely undermined parliamentary oversight of the government in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic until the month of August and made Malaysia one of the worst performing nations in the world in the two-year battle with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin attempted to justify the declaration of Emergency on January 11, 2021 in an interview with Abu Dhabi-based newspaper, The National, where he claimed that the additional powers were important to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation should investigate into allegation by Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing that data on daily new Covid-19 cases and deaths were manipulated by “unseen hands”

(Versi BM)

The Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing had made various attacks on the Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin and the Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah on their handling or mishandling of the two-year Covid-19 pandemic and it is for the duo to defend themselves from the various allegations made against them by the Prime Minister’s special envoy to China.

However, Tiong’s allegation about the integrity of the data on daily new Covid-19 cases and daily Covid-19 fatality numbers and that the data had been manipulated by “unseen hands” cannot be left unresolved, and must be investigated immediately by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation so that the truth can be known. Read the rest of this entry »

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