Ng Wei Jie's Oral History

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Ng Wei Jie's Oral History

Synopsis

• Ng Wei Jie (pseudonym), interviewee is 33 years old and a Chinese Singaporean
• Doctor, anaesthetist
• Origins, initial reports and perceptions of Covid-19
• Seniors' memories of, and comparison to the SARS epidemic
• Covid-19 protocols and staff procedures in hospitals
• Perceptions of public behaviour during the pandemic
• Experiences seeing Covid patients
• Progression of the pandemic from earlier to later stages
• Travel restrictions preventing visits to Malaysian wife's family
• Impact of lockdown on young child
• Covid restrictions on society at large
• Opinion on control orders
• TraceTogether privacy controversy
• Government monetary aid to the population and healthcare workers
• Church charitable collections for foreign workers and stranded Malaysian workers
• Perceptions of the healthcare response to foreign worker outbreaks
• Reflections on the responses of different countries to the pandemic
• Concerns among healthcare workers regarding Covid vaccines

Date Created

January 31, 2021

Language of interview

English

Index

Biography 1-2, 19 see also ‘Job’
-Son’s reactions to Covid-19 15
Border restrictions/closures 21
Changes to daily routine
-Hygiene 12
-Space 12
-Travel plans 11
-Work see ‘Job’
Comparisons with other crises 4, 13, 23-24
Daily life necessities
-Difficulty in obtaining supplies 13
-Food 11-13, 21
-Panic buying 8,11-13
Description of Covid-19 3
Discrimination 24
Information sources on Covid-19 and related measures 3-5, 17, 22
Job 2, 9-10
-Impressions of Covid-19 patients 8-9
-Treatment for Covid-19 patients 10
-Workplace measures for Covid-19 5-7, 15
-Relaxing protocol 10-11
Post Covid-19 hopes 27
Psychological impacts
-Foreign workers 23
-Personal 14
-Wife’s 14
Relationships 19
Response measures for Covid-19
-Assistance for Covid-19 relief 13, 20-21
-Breaking rules 16
-Contact tracing 25
-Consequences for breaking rules 16
-Government measures
--SafeEntry 11
--TraceTogether 11, 18, see also ‘Reactions to measures’
-Swabbing of foreign workers in dorms 21-22
-Quarantine/self-isolation 25
-Reactions to measures
--Family and friends 18, 26
--Personal 17-18, 22-26
--TraceTogether 19
Vaccines 27-28

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