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The oxygen of Asean is critical to Singapore's existence

In the conflict-ridden region, the grouping has developed an ecosystem of the 'oxygen' of peace and prosperity critical to Singapore's existence

Without Asean, Singapore could have been put in an equivalent of a geopolitical ventilator, the writer says. PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES

I am 72 years old. Like many people my age, I dreaded getting Covid-19. I could have died. As I investigated more, I discovered that even if I survived Covid-19, I could have still suffered if I had got it because I could have been put on a ventilator.

If insufficient oxygen had reached my lungs, they would have to put in a tube to inject oxygen directly to my lungs. Ugh!

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