Do differentiated measures between vaxxed and unvaxxed make sense?

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Recently the Ministerial Task Force (MTF) announced that those who are unvaccinated will no longer be allowed to dine-in, even at hawker centres or coffeeshops. In addition, they will not be allowed to enter shopping malls and attractions. As at 10 Oct, 83% of the population in Singapore is fully vaccinated. This leaves a remaining […]

Employers can make COVID vaccination a requirement for workers in higher risk settings

MOM, NTUC and the SNEF has released a new set of guidelines in an advisory regarding COVID vaccination. It recommends that employers should not make COVID vaccination mandatory for staff, though it adds that those in higher-risk settings may make vaccination a requirement as part of company policy. This requirement may be imposed at the […]

Living with COVID-19 endemic: roadmap to a new normal

COVID-19 will likely be endemic

COVID-19 is likely to be endemic. This means it is here to stay – like influenza – and we will have to live with it, co-chairs of the Multi-ministry Taskforce said in an op-ed published by the Straits Times. Each year, many people fall sick from influenza. Most recover with little or no medications. But […]

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 […]

Sole case in dormitory is reminder that vaccinated individuals can get infected

Sole case in dormitory Singapore is reminder that vaccinated individuals can get infected

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified 1 new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection on 11 April 2021. The case resides in a dormitory located at Brani Terminal Avenue. The 23 year-old male Indian national (case 61822) is a Work Permit holder employed by Seafront Support Company Pte Ltd as a lashing […]

The Tragic Story of Dr. Ann Tan – What’s Real and What’s Fake

Debunking the lies of Goh Meng Seng

Our response to any tragic news must surely be to give the person concerned the private space to overcome the tragic event, and render support if you are in a position to do so, and certainly not to exploit the tragedy for other agenda. But this was precisely what a Bun Nyok Fong did to […]

Can you still get COVID-19 after you’re vaccinated?

Vaccination Singapore

Does vaccination completely prevent infection? According to answers given by Deborah Fuller, a microbiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine working on coronavirus vaccines, you can still get infected after you’ve been vaccinated. So what’s the good news? The good news is that your chances of getting seriously ill are almost zero. In […]

Good progress with more than 60,000 vaccinated as of 22 Jan

More than 60,000 vaccinated including seniors in nursing homes

Singapore has made good progress with more than 60,000 individuals received their first dose of the vaccine as of yesterday (22 Jan), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in an update. These individuals include staff working in healthcare, nursing home, frontline and essential services, as well as seniors in nursing homes. 39 staff at the […]