Sinovac-CoronoVac included in the National Vaccination Programme

Sinovac-CoronoVac included in the National Vaccination Programme

The Sinovac-CoronoVac COVID-19 vaccine will be included in the National Vaccination Programme (NVP), the Multi-Ministry Taskforce said. This follows the interim authorisation of the vaccine by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). This will allow those who are medically ineligible to take any mRNA vaccine to take three doses of Sinovac-CoronacVac.  Those who had allergies or […]

Singapore’s Food Delivery Riders: Who’s Fighting for Them, Really?

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When Circuit Breaker kicked in on 7 April 2020, the rules were fairly straightforward with regard to dining in: we couldn’t dine in. Everything from fine-dining restaurants and hawker centres to cafes and bubble tea stores were strictly limited to deliveries and takeaways only. While this posed at least some inconvenience for everyday Singaporeans like […]

Why so shy, TOC? Why the refusal to be transparent with funding sources?

Why so shy, TOC? Why the refusal to be transparent with funding sources? The Online Citizen

Singapore’s domestic debate is a matter for Singaporeans, Mr Lee Kuan Yew once said to an American audience. This is why under the Broadcasting Act, registered Internet Content Providers which engaged in the promotion or discussion of political issues relating to Singapore are required to be transparent about their sources of funding. This is to […]

“Luckily I am a union rep, and was able to help”

Meet Brother Tan Richard, veteran trade unionist, General Secretary of the United Workers of Electronics & Electrical Industries (UWEEI). As a strong advocate for workers’ training and career progression, Union Leader Brother Richard has played a significant role in the development of Singapore’s industry transformation map (ITM) for the electronics sector over the years. The ITMs […]

Singapore Government makes advance purchase of Sotrovimab to treat COVID-19

Government makes advance purchase of Sotrovimab from GSK & Vir Bio

The Singapore Government has entered into an Advanced Purchased Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Singapore and Vir Biotechnology for a supply of sotrovimab. The agreement was announced by GlaxoSmithKline Singapore and Vir Biotechnology in a statement on 30 June 2021. Sotrovimab is an investigational single-dose monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 who do […]

Making Sinovac an available option without compromising on standards

Making Sinovac an available option without compromising on standards

WHO on 1 June validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Following this, the MOH said the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine can be administered in Singapore under the special access route where private healthcare institutions can apply to be licensed providers for the vaccine under this special route. Questions have been asked including why the […]