The CNA commentary about the lack of info on COVID-19 cases causing unnecessary anxiety.
This commentary I wrote was really born out of the frustration and anxiety I felt over the past week over the lack of info on school covid cases though there were so many school notices on confirmed cases circulating out there.
After the commentary was published, I got a lot of DMs from people who thanked me for speaking up about this and that they hope it helps to push for more transparency from the government. I'm not sure if my words are that influential but I've always believe if we want to change things we should never be silent. Even if you think the odds are stacked against you ("don't bother, it's useless" , "they won't listen to you"), we just have to try.
Btw usually I avoid reading online comments in articles I write (the trolls out there are vicious!) but I did a quick peek and was pleasantly surprised that quite a number commented that it resonated with them. So thank you - I'm glad it did. And 1.2k likes and no angry or haha faces? I'm amazed.
Kudos to the CNA Commentary team for their skillful editing which made this such a well-balanced write-up.
Commentary: Lack of info on COVID-19 cases can cause unnecessary anxiety
Published on ChannelNewsAsia on 30 July 2021.
Perhaps we can’t help ourselves when a deluge of information seems to hold some vague promise of doing better at beating back this pandemic, Vivian Teo says.
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