Despite Heavy Vaccination Delta Variant COVID-19 Infections & Deaths Surges in Singapore

Mass COVID-19 vaccination has essentially failed in Singapore—at least up to this point. With about 83% of its population fully inoculated and a version of zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy in place for over a year—that is, tight border controls, frequent testing, proactive contact tracing, this wealthy city-state was one of the leaders in getting the entire population vaccinated.  What happened? By September 2021, COVID-19 cases started doubling by the day, and the country reinstated restrictions on gathering and other events. While mass vaccination appears to have reduced severe cases involving hospitalization and death, the data indicate something different--that deaths are at an all-time high in this country despite overwhelming vaccination.

In a recent New York Times piece reporter, Sui-Lee Wee does her best to scan the environment for a rational explaining a rational cause for the recent surge.  However, at some point, the obvious must be called out.  Mass vaccination here is failing to achieve the goals that were declared at the time. Mass vaccination would control viral transmission and, more importantly, protect most of the population from more severe COVID-19, including ...

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