Deaths in a world where the coronavirus is endemic

As Singapore transits to treating Covid-19 as an endemic disease, there is a need to speak frankly about deaths from the disease. In this commentary, Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Professor Vernon Lee, who is an adjunct professor at the School and Senior Director of the Communicable Diseases Division at the Singapore Ministry of Health, take a closer look at the data to provide a better understanding of what is behind the rise in the number of Covid-19 deaths in Singapore.

They noted that it is entirely possible to live with Covid-19. But we must all do our part, for instance, taking our vaccination, living a healthy lifestyle and practising good personal hygiene such as wearing our masks.

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