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The double-edged sword of living through a pandemic in the age of rapid communications is that effective information is accessible – but so is fake news that has resulted in wasteful distractions, unnecessary panic, and in some instances, actual harm to health and wellbeing.
THE best traits of Malaysians continue to support frontliners in the fight against Covid-19, with diverse individuals and groups working together. These groups source different types of personal protective equipment, distribute foodstuff that provides nutrition and immunity for medical and security staff, and coordinate deliveries to ensure a maximum number of people can be reached with fewer journeys.
Over the next one week, we need to focus on obtaining more clinical equipment, mass testing and utilising more public health expertise in decision-making.
THE Covid-19 health crisis is an unprecedented challenge to the nation on many fronts – the scale of the crisis, the economic aftermath which is feared to be as horrific as the outbreak itself and the fact that it is being tackled by a government that was only a week old when the pandemic unleashed its full terror.
HUMANITY is under siege. We are supposed to be living in a new Industrial Revolution. Billions of people are freed from the shackles of poverty to be in a better economic position. Individuals are making more money than sovereign countries combined.