Thursday, May 27, 2021

169 Million Cases and Malaysia Breaks Covid Records

The Covid surge is still very much buoyant. Its global tally is 169 million cases and 3.5 million deaths. 

And yesterday, Malaysia reported another record breaking number of Covid-19 infections – a whopping 7,478 cases. That’s not the only record, by the way. The country has the highest number of deaths, at 63 and the highest number of Covid patients being treated in ICUs, at 756. Unsurprisingly, there’s the familiar litany of excuses – but it really boils down to just one reason: the government’s ineptitude. 

These self-explanatory charts should alarm and worry every Malaysian: 

At the same time, on May 23, Malaysia recorded a positive rate at 6.57 percent, exceeding the World Health Organization’s maximum benchmark 5 percent rate, indicating undetected coronavirus infections in the community. 

In fact, on May 11, MOH Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (right) had announced that 80 percent of Covid-19 cases were unlinked, whose source of transmission was unknown. 

The sporadic cases indicate that the source of the infection of a case is unknown and local health authorities were not able to track people who had spread the infection to the case, or to isolate them before they go around infecting others. 

Undeniably, this tells us that we don’t do comprehensive testing and tracing. We have idiots in the government, that's why. 

#KerajaanBodoh #KerajaanGagal 

BTW, a ceasefire is in effect in Palestine’s Gaza.

But you can be sure the fragile “peace” that has been secured is a mere pause. It can never be lasting unless the world takes action against Israeli aggression and blocks unconditional US support of the belligerent country. 

Did you know that Israeli forces killed at least 66 Palestinian children during this month of May? WHERE IS JUSTICE?

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