Policymaking has become reactive amid efforts to enforce stay-at-home rules, as older Singaporeans especially go about their daily lives behaving as though the killer virus will not touch them.
Singapore’s clear-headed approach to Covid-19 has earned it praise, but it’s still heading towards a tipping point. The former leader may have acted differently.
Governments across Europe and North America have showed an almost callous disregard for the health of their citizens and the world, says PN Balji.
Singapore and Hong Kong face a demographic nightmare so similar that it makes you wonder who has a better chance to dictate a destiny with fewer upheavals. The problem is a familiar one: citizens living longer and having fewer babies.