Coronavirus: minister says high vaccination rate could protect Singapore from Europe-like rebound


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One of the highest vaccination rates in the world and growing natural immunity could protect Singapore from a Covid-19 resurgence like that currently engulfing Europe and the US, even if another wave hits as expected, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said. Singapore’s immunised population is half as likely to die of Covid-19 than influenza, while those who aren’t vaccinated are five times more likely to succumb to the infection, Ong said on Wednesday at the Asia Summit on Global Health in Hong Kong. That shows that the virus can be endemic, provided enough people are immunised, he said. About 85...