After I watched videos provided, I would like to share information that aligns with six principles of CREC, recommended by the CDC:
PM Lee Hsien Loong on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore on 8 February 2020
Be First: The leader explained at first that the ministerial task force, advised by DPM Heng Swee Keat has been leading the government’s response to the outbreak. They’ve been actively dealing with new developments and holding regular briefings to keep the public informed.
Be Right: The leader explained that Singapore previously faced the SARS outbreak 17 years ago, and the nation is better prepared this time. Preparedness measures include stockpiling masks and PPE, upgrading medical facilities, enhancing research capabilities, and training healthcare professionals.
Be Credible: The leader explained that the country went through SARS 17 years ago and they are now dealing with new developments every day and government stocked adequate masks, PPE and upgraded healthcare facilities and provide well-trained health care workers to assist population, especially to explain the mortality rate of Covid-19 patient is only 0.2% that is less than SARS and even closer to the mortality rate of seasonal influenza.
Express Empathy: The speech highlights efforts in containing the spread of the virus, primarily through isolating patients, contact tracing, and quarantining close contacts. These measures have helped contain the spread and eliminate several local clusters.
Promote Action: The leader emphasizes that the situation is evolving rapidly, requiring prompt and dynamic responses to new developments as they occur.
Show Respect: The speech aims to reassure Singaporeans by acknowledging the preparedness, containment efforts, and the lower mortality rate of the new virus compared to SARS. It encourages a sense of confidence that Singapore can overcome this challenge based on past experiences.
President Trump address the nation on coronavirus
Be First: The leader emphasizes the early actions taken by the government to confront the outbreak, such as implementing travel restrictions, quarantine mandates, and declaring a public health emergency. These proactive measures aimed to address the situation swiftly.
Be Right: The speech attempts to provide accurate information regarding the virus, its spread, and the government’s actions. It acknowledges the severity of the situation as a global pandemic while outlining specific actions and strategies being employed to address it.
Be Credible: The speech aims to maintain credibility by acknowledging the severity of the situation and explaining the comprehensive efforts taken by the federal government to address the outbreak. It emphasizes the coordination with health professionals and WHO, establishing trust in the government’s response.
Express Empathy: The speech primarily focuses on outlining government actions and strategies, it indirectly expresses empathy by addressing concerns for specific vulnerable groups, such as the elderly population, advising caution, and urging preventative measures.
Promote Action: The speech encourages action by detailing various measures taken and urging Americans to follow health guidelines, practice good hygiene, and cooperate with local authorities. It emphasizes the need for swift and decisive action to prevent the spread of the virus.
Show Respect: The speech maintains a respectful tone towards the severity of the situation and emphasizes the need for a united effort, setting aside political differences, and working together as a nation to overcome the challenges posed by the virus.
I think that both speeches align with six principles such as being proactive, accurate, credible, urging action, and maintaining a respectful and empathetic tone when addressing the COVID-19 outbreak of the government’s response.