Saturday, August 14, 2021

Confusing to have QO and SHN

Are you confused with quarantine order and stay home notice? If so, welcome to Singapore.
Here is the difference.

Success of China and future challenges

 I give my views about the article in the Asia Time on the progress of China and its future challenges. The article was written by an Italian scholar who knows China well.

WOTC - Takeover offer from SPH

Wisdom of the Crowd: 55% of the respondents said that the takeover offer from Keppel is not attractive to SPH shareholders.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Stocks of big tech companies in China

 Are the stocks of the big tech companies still attractive investments?

Crack down on monopolistic practices of large tech companies

 The investors were dismayed with the recent action taken by the China government to restrict the monopolistic practices of the large tech companies.

The investors saw it as an interference in the free market.

There is a good reason for the government to act on these platforms.

Authenticate contact tracing phone calls

Ministry of Health should find a way to tell the public about genuine messages that come from the ministry on contact tracing.

This is to distinguish the genuine messages from the scam messages that are now happening.

Use of ivermectin in treating covid patients


I posted a link to a video on ivermectin.

Facebook posted a caution - Some unapproved medication may cause harm.

As advised by Facebook, I check with the World Health Organization website and found the following:

WHO said that the use of ivermectin is inconclusive, due to the small sample. It did not mention any harm from its use.

I have seen the results of some clinical trials that showed that ivermectin is safe and reduces the risk of getting infected. The studies also show that ivermectin is also effective in treating infected patients.

It is also inexpensive.

As we now have a vaccine for covid-19, it is better to get vaccinated, as it is more convenient and probably more effective.

However, it may be useful for our hospital to carry out a large scale trial on the use of ivermectin for treating patients with mild forms of the covid disease.

It can be orally taken and administered in a community facility.

I understand that more severe illnesses have to be treated with administered in a hospital and involve the use of more expensive drugs, such as remdesivir.

Some proponents of ivermectin alleged that the health authorities are not prepared to consider the use of ivermectin due to the strong lobby of the pharmaceutical industry which has a vested interest in selling the expensive drugs and vaccines.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Vaccination rate and recent deaths

 This table shows that countries with a high vaccination rate show a lower death rate in the last 7 days.

Dividing the nation

 Some people accused the ministers of "dividing the nation" by imposing different treatment for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

I do not agree with this description.

Monday, August 09, 2021

Difficult to make vaccination compulsory

Someone made this observation - The government force people to wear seat belts in cars. They can also force people to get vaccinated.

I think there is a difference. The seat belt does not kill people. The vaccine may cause some deaths, although the incidence is very low. This is why it is difficult to force people to be vaccinated.

Disruption of GPS signals over the South China Sea

 Is it possible for China to block out the GPS signals used by the US Navy over the South China Sea?

I give my non-expert speculation here. It is based on my understanding on how the GPS system works, and on my reasoning and logic.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Was there genocide in Xinjiang?
2. Do you agree with the arrangements for the National Day Parade.
3. Should we continue with the National Day Parade on 23 August?

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