Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng was insensitive towards those who lost their lives to Covid-19. Yesterday, Singapore saw 3862 new infections and 18 deaths. All he could say was this:
“[The] number of deaths will only drop when a large number of unvaccinated have passed away + vaccinated people with various illnesses who would pass away from pneumonia in any given year.
Unfortunately COVID is a tragedy of our times, and every country will have to face this. Those with high vaccination rates would have a lower death toll, but it won’t be zero.”
Netizens were angered by his insensitive comment as it was a rude thing to say to people who lost their family members to Covid-19.
In a recent post, Calvin Cheng blamed senior citizens who are stubborn and do not want to get vaccinated. He said that our healthcare, businesses and country as a whole is “being held hostage” by them because they refuse vaccination.
“It will take a while for the virus to run through the unvaccinated senior population.
About 15% of them will die.
This is tragic, but it was their choice.”