Learning to live with Covid-19

Chong Kok Boon

While lockdowns may be effective as a mitigation measure to reduce virus transmission, they heavily restrict civil liberties and inflict other harms, including causing non-Covid deaths. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 26, 2021.

NINETEEN months after Covid-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China, and proceed to plague the world, Malaysia is experiencing its largest wave yet of infections.

The country logged a record 17,045 new cases yesterday. Total cases have crossed the one million mark.   The public is frustrated as repeated and extended lockdowns seem to have failed to mitigate the public health crisis and bring the spread under control.

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