Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swine Flu will reach Singapore

As the number of H1N1 (swine flu) infections worldwide soared past the 5,000 mark, Singapore has basically waved the white flag and admitted that the flu will reach Singapore sooner or later.

However Singapore’s Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that the fatality rate associated with the H1N1 virus is currently very low and there is a possibility it may simply become one of the normal influenza strains. Reason for this belief is because although the virus has affected people in about 30 countries, it has only claimed five lives outside Mexico.

So the virus is not as serious as first feared and that’s good news for everyone. Hopefully they can find a cure for it as soon as possible, because chances are the virus will be around for a while and it may come back stronger than ever.

The last thing we need is another mass panic.

7 comments:

Donaldson Tan said...

Swine Flu could hit one in three. Check out the report at The Online Citizen.

http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/swine-flu-could-hit-one-in-three/

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is coming nearer and nearer. First was Thailand, now even Malaysia has confirmed cases. It is just a matter of time when the virus reach this little island of ours.

Ghost said...

Hopefully there will be a cure by the time it arrive to Singapore

LKC said...

It just reached Singapore on 27th May 2009

Anonymous said...

I know you have a history in Sg that makes this look scary, but over here in the US it's everywhere and people just aren't dropping dead around us.

Several of my coworkers have been sick with what sounds like a rotten flu. I assume it was swine, and certainly prefer not to get it.

But just here in the US over 30,000 a year die from regular flu. This flu isn't special, and frankly I'd rather get exposed now than after it mutates into something awful

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