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The COVID-19 vaccine will be the biggest product launch in history. Can we pull it off?

Moderna, Pfizer and over 100 pharmaceutical firms and research institutes are racing towards developing the first coronavirus vaccine. Lin Suling ...

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Thursday.

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27:49minutes

The COVID-19 vaccine will be the biggest product launch in history. Can we pull it off?

Moderna, Pfizer and over 100 pharmaceutical firms and research institutes are racing towards developing the first coronavirus vaccine. Lin Suling ...
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28:16minutes

Retrenchment: What is fair compensation, clear communication and empathy in letting people go?

As Singapore sinks into a technical recession, companies like RWS are among the latest to lay off staff, with some upset they were not told earlier.
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26:01minutes

GE2020: What it means for the PAP, the opposition and Singapore politics

Singaporeans awoke on Saturday (Jul 11) to find the People’s Action Party firmly in power with 83 seats but with a slide in their vote share and ...
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29:42minutes

Entering Phase 2: What's behind rules on gatherings, dining, weddings and more?

Singapore's transition into Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions will see shops, restaurants and schools open once more. What’s the thinking behind ...
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35:27minutes

TraceTogether token and contact tracing apps: Privacy, data usage and other big questions

The TraceTogether token, a wearable contact tracing device will soon be rolled out. The government has said that it will not collect personal ...
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25:13minutes

Singapore's relationship with migrant workers: It's complicated?

In the midst of Singapore's battle against COVID-19, the Government has announced plans to construct new migrant worker dormitories and repurpose ...
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32:16minutes

How Singapore businesses and workers can thrive in a post-pandemic new normal

The Fortitude Budget announced in Parliament this week brings the total bill of Singapore's COVID-19 packages to just under S$100 billion. Will ...
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25:54minutes

Repairing and recycling to reduce e-waste: A pipe dream in Singapore?

Many of us may not think twice about throwing away old gadgets and buying new ones. It's one thing to talk about Zero Waste and reusing, reducing ...
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28:15minutes

Why lifting lockdowns and easing restrictions may be the biggest COVID-19 test facing countries

As countries around the world begin to emerge from strict stay-home restrictions, there have been setbacks and successes. Lin Suling speaks to SMU ...
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28:15minutes

COVID-19: Aviation and flying never ever the same again

The coronavirus pandemic has made ghost towns of airports around the world. Airlines have slashed flights. Crew have been furloughed. Berkshire ...