Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Singapore-Beijing highway

Just learned about the completion of the Singapore-Beijing highway. The highway will surely boost tourism, but there are critics who afraid it boost tourism also for viruses and diseases. I think extreme protectionisms don't work, both in economy and in fighting diseases.

We have skin to stop most intruders, but also have a defense mechanism within us called the immune system. This system learns and becomes stronger as it encounters challenges.

Similarly, by isolating countries and cities ... is not the way. with high infections won't solve any problem in the long run. First, it is difficult and inhumane to isolate. Second, it leaves these places little resources and attention on tackling the problem.

It seems like this highway forces, or phrasing it nicely, attracted attention and resources from more governments to tackle the problem, seriously.

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