05 May, 2021 02:30 am

Don’t we have anything better than questionable MCO? ― Center for Market Education

Don’t we have anything better than questionable MCO? ― Center for Market Education
MAY 5 ― Six districts in Selangor will go under the movement control order (MCO) effective May 6 until May 17. The six districts are: Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang. The remaining three districts, Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Ulu Selangor will remain under...

The Center for Market Education (CME) expresses concerns over two main points: 1.“Only a deep ‘misunderstanding’ of the driving forces of the market and economic processes can lead to hiccup and confused decisions like the ones that have been followed in the past 15 months”, explained Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education.— Picture by Firdaus Latif To the objection that hospital capacity and ICU units are reaching breaking points, the Center for Market Education objects that we are not anymore at the beginning of the pandemic and we have now a greater understanding of the virus dynamics: why have not we invested in more hospital beds and medical equipment, together with research for a treatment, rather than insisting on lockdowns that forced the authorities to deploy resources for generalised subsidies?Such a strategy would allow a) to detect infections at an early stage, b) to avoid asymptomatic transmissions by early isolation of positive individuals, c) to reduce mortality by identifying positive individuals before the situation gets critical.

0 as part of a “targeted approach” also demonstrates a poor understanding of what targeted approach means.A targeted approach should not simply be based on geographical considerations but first and foremost on the identification of risk groups.

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