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Sunday, February 18, 2007

RH: Robert's Thoughts on SARS

From: Robert Ho (ho3@pacific.net.sg)
Subject: RH: Robert's Thoughts on SARS
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Newsgroups: soc.culture.singapore
Date: 2003-04-27 02:57:55 PST


1. SARS is a 1% medical problem, 9% political problem, 20% social
problem and 70% economic problem. Thus, the best ways to deal with
SARS is to deal with all the other related problems first, since they
are easier and possible.

2. If the SARS problem continues long enough, nurses will be unable
to find boyfriends and the medical profession will be unable to fill
its ranks with new doctors.

3. SARS fatality rates may be low, below 10%, but it may kill those
suffering from other ailments too, since these sufferers will be
reluctant to enter hospitals for treatment.

4. Doomsday by the Numbers: "Singapore, with 4,000,000 people packed
onto 680 sq km, may not survive SARS. If only 1,000 hospital staff are infected, the entire health care hospital system will collapse. If only 10,000 people are infected, society will break down. And if only 100,000 people are stricken, the entire country will collapse. Thus, small and dense states like Singapore and Hongkong may not survive SARS."

Robert Ho
27 Apr 03
UK 1058 Singapore 1758