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ICU Utilisation still over 70%. No need to rush inter-state travel.


ICU Utilisation still over 70%. No need to rush inter-state travel.

Someone said we can travel interstate in a week or two. As per official media, it’s early October or mid-October. Sorry, I do think end October would be a better timing. The reason? I provide two charts as below. First one is ICU utilisation. This remains at above 70%. yes, it’s on a downtrend but 70% simply meant if the cases start going up, ICU beds would suddenly be overwhelmed again.

ICU Utilisation remains very high for comfort

Instead of mid-october, just two additional weeks and I do think the ICU utilisation will probably be down to 50% capacity and for states with higher vaccinations probably lower. Frankly, there is no need to rush at all. Not with Delta, not with potential of people flouting SOPs and remember that as soon as inter-state travel is allowed, this is many millions of people at the same time… Look at the first chart to know why I say so.

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ICU Utilisation – Still so high…


Vaccination is still not high enough yet

There is a reason why on 27th September 2021, Selangor is not even within top 3 states in the number of new infections. The reason is VACCINATION number. Look at the image below. I am really not comfortable at all with the states still showing below 60%. Whatever happened to the announcement that we should have at least 90% first vaccination?

Just Two Extra Weeks, how bad can that be?

Why rush and destroy all the good work thus far? Everyone knows that number of cases will increase again as soon as inter-state travel is allowed. Why not make sure this is minimised as much as possible first? We do not need to wait months yeah. Just 2 additional weeks until end October while the vaccinations are ramped up further. Another chart as below.




I want to go back and see my parents as much as everyone else. However, I really want the current recovery mode to continue and not have another phase of lockdowns. Happy understanding.

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Charles Tan

Charles is Founder of He writes from his investment experience for the the past 20 years in investments including property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry. is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.


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