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    Novel coronavirus – the search for a cure (and a name experts can agree on) intensifies

    On Feb 4, Singapore confirmed its first locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus, which has so far sickened over 24,000 people and ...
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    Wuhan virus – The WHO, Singapore's infectious diseases authority and a global outbreak expert answer your burning questions

    The Wuhan coronavirus has infected close to 8,000 people, resulting in over 170 deaths. How is this outbreak different from SARS? Will it be an ...
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    Ep 1: Patient 1

    Contact tracers leap into action as the first COVID-19 case is confirmed in Singapore. They have 24 hours to track and contain this deadly new ...
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    COVID-19: A look at past pandemics that originated from animals | Video

    The COVID-19 outbreak, which has been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global emergency, has been linked to an animal. In this ...
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    Commentary: Why Singapore is better prepared to handle COVID-19 than SARS

    Lessons learnt from SARS and investments in science, research, and technology have provided game-changers for Singapore, says NHG’s Chief Research ...
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    Commentary: COVID-19 may be a mild illness for most people

    But it is too early to conclude on the death rate and infectivity of COVID-19 as its transmission is still unpredictable, say Professor Paul ...
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    Commentary: Are we overreacting to the novel coronavirus?

    When it comes to infectious disease epidemics, we have a strong tendency to overreact emotionally and underreact behaviourally, says an expert.
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    Commentary: Hot and humid weather may end the novel coronavirus – as well as the development of a vaccine

    Cases may fall sharply by May, when temperatures in China warm up, say Dr Jyoti Somani and Professor Paul Tambyah.
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    Commentary: Open communication and international partnerships needed to fight novel coronavirus

    The spread of the novel coronavirus will not stop without concerted action by national and international officials, says an observer.