Is Singapore’s success at coronavirus prevention a global model?

March 23, 2020

The southeast Asian city-state of Singapore, one of the world’s most developed nations, has been recognized for setting the “gold standard” in COVID-19 detection and prevention. It achieves this in part through an aggressive “contact tracing” effort in which every individual who’s come in contact with an infected person is tracked down. The process is […]

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Life ain’t so sunny in Singapore these days

February 13, 2020

The island city-state of Singapore, held up by many as a near-perfect model of prosperity, is facing a set of challenges that is beginning to plunge it into decline. Immigration and cheap labor is at the heart of it, along with the new gig economy that replaces high-paying employment with temporary, low-earning piecework.  Unending growth […]

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