Day: September 28, 2021

Singapore’s Tale of COVID-19, Medicine, and Vaccination – Pandemic National Case Studies

Early on during the pandemic, Singapore adopted a strategy of hospitalizing those showing SARS-CoV-2 symptoms for immediate treatment, rather than waiting for patients to get sicker. Many patients were treated with a variety of medicines, including hydroxychloroquine. During 2020, Singapore boasted one of the best case fatality rates (CFRs) in the world at a mere 0.05%, recording only 29 deaths (5 deaths per million residents), though these statistics may be somewhat generous since Singapore does not count non-pneumonia COVID-19 deaths as COVID-19 deaths. Either Singapore did very well, or the rest of the world dramatically overcounted the COVID-19 impact due to that difference.

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