Wednesday, December 2, 2020

64 Million Cases









64 million infections throughout the world! That’s an awful lot of sick people – the caseload running into eight digits! 

The US is still the undisputed #1 for Covid-19. In November alone, 4.3 million new cases were reported. This is more than double the previous monthly record set in October – as very large numbers of Americans still refuse to wear masks and continue to huddle together in massive crowds, against the recommendation of the health authorities. 

Truly, they are a coronavirus superpower! 

In Malaysia, voices have been raised, telling the powers-that-be that there is no need to extend the Conditional Movement Control Order. That’s what I have been saying all this while! 

Anyway, they said the authorities should instead give particular attention on targeted measures that focus on workplace-related clusters and high-risk places such as factories and workers' quarters, especially those involving foreign workers. Targeted MCOs should be enforced in these areas and in Covid-19 hotspots. 

Besides, they believe that SOP fatigue may result in more harm in the long run. 

Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association president Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar (left) said an extension of the CMCO was not necessary based on the distribution of cases and clusters. I agree  it is pretty much concentrated in specific localities. 

I hope the authorities have the good sense to grasp this! 

Saiful Ikram Selamat is into public speaking in a big way – and that’s because he has discovered the joys of public speaking. 

An active member of the LEAP Toastmasters Club – he is a person who likes to experience new things. This led him to World Speech Day – where he finds a public platform to voice his thoughts, ideas and stories with audiences everywhere!

 

Just like this year, he is intending to participate next year – and we’re sure he would be equally elated at being able to speak with a confidence and boldness that are his well-known trademarks.  

#unexpectedvoices #worldspeechday

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