Analysis: Vaccinated Singapore Shows Cost of Reopening in COVID-Free Countries

Amsterdam passengers arrive at Changi Airport under Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) antivirus program as the city-state opens its borders to other countries amid coronavirus infection (COVID-19), in Singapore and October.

• Higher mortality and morbidity rates

• The death toll at 280 was driven by the Delta variant, around 55 in September

• Two or three waves can easily be prevented, experts say

• Focus on older people by promoting immunizations and immunizations

• The experience paves the way for other countries to want to resume

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22 (Reuters) – Few people need to be vaccinated in wealthy Singapore after a fierce campaign to achieve international coverage against coronavirus jealousy, but death and disease records warn. There may still be an ear for the threats.

Despite cover-ups, social restrictions, and COVID-19 vaccinations that lasted more than a month, the latest Asian state disease and outbreak, caused by several Delta states, has killed 280 people, up from 55 in early September.

Alex Singapore, a clinical specialist at the National University of Singapore (NUS), said that “Singapore could have two or three waves as the process continues to unfold.”

“Until then, death is likely to continue unless the vaccines can be given or many other older people can be vaccinated.”

Cook expects the current waves to subside as the population increases their resilience, while many illnesses are too mild to recover at home.

Singapore is one of several COVID-zero countries that have implemented some of the toughest measures in the world to keep illness and death low among other populations.

That’s part of a plan to wait for the majority of the 5.5 million people to get vaccinated before gradually lowering barriers and resuming economic activity.

Now it is slowly expanding its territory, expanding its unrestricted access to almost a dozen countries. Australia and New Zealand have started such reforms, while China has not made much progress.

But the question facing authorities is how to avoid abuse among the elderly and those with weak systems, especially as the fast-paced Delta, which arrived in Singapore this year, has become the most popular type around the world.

Cook said: “If I were a legislator in Australia, New Zealand, or China, I would study what happened in Singapore.”

Although 84 percent of Singapore’s population is successfully vaccinated, many use Pfizer (PFE.N) / BioNTech or Moderna (MRNA.O), the vaccine may not protect some of the weak.

Vaccines accounted for about 30% of deaths last month, most of them over 60 with health problems, according to studies showing vaccines provide little protection to the elderly and patients.

But Singapore’s seven-day moving average of 1.77 deaths per day per million people outpaces regional peers like Japan by 0.14, South Korea by 0.28, and Australia by 0.58, according to our website. Worlds.

It is behind the US numbers of 4.96 and the UK of 1.92.

Overall death rates as a percentage of the population are still among the lowest in the world, at 47.5 million percent. That compares with 2,825.7 in Brazil and 2,202.4 in the United States.


After a tsunami in August, new waves in Singapore this week caused nearly 4,000 illnesses a day, or nearly three times the highest last year.

During many infectious diseases, strong barriers prevented the disease, but its effectiveness against Delta appeared to be declining, experts said, although high insurance coverage appeared in almost all cases is asymptomatic or mild.

Dale Fisher, the infectious disease specialist at National University Hospital Hospital, said: “Most of our deaths are due to the small percentage of people who have not received treatment.

“The reality is that as COVID worsens, more and more people will contract COVID.”

Singapore will extend some social restrictions for about a month to reduce stress on the health care system, officials said this week. Now that almost no one is over 12 to get vaccinated, they are turning to vaccines. The government has helped more than 600,000 people with more than 30 people selected, in addition to the elderly and health workers.

Procedures in addition to vaccines, such as food and access to shopping for those who have not been vaccinated, have helped increase the number of people who received their first dose last week to 17,000, a 54% increase over The last week.

Paul Tambyah, president of the Asia Pacific Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infections, said: “I don’t think the ban will have an impact on the number of cases.”

“The key remains to reach out to other adults who are not vaccinated and to protect the weak.”