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Science, She Wrote

The Covid-19 Chronicles: (Mis)communications of a communicable disease

The double-edged sword of living through a pandemic in the age of rapid communications is that effective information is accessible – but so is fake news that has resulted in wasteful distractions, unnecessary panic, and in some instances, actual harm to health and wellbeing.

On Your Side

The war in our lifetime

NOW this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

#Abidinideas

Working as one to resolve a crisis

THE best traits of Malaysians continue to support frontliners in the fight against Covid-19, with diverse individuals and groups working together. These groups source different types of personal protective equipment, distribute foodstuff that provides nutrition and immunity for medical and security staff, and coordinate deliveries to ensure a maximum number of people can be reached with fewer journeys.

Vital Signs

Covid-19: Three immediate public health priorities

Over the next one week, we need to focus on obtaining more clinical equipment, mass testing and utilising more public health expertise in decision-making.

All the pieces matter

Makcik Pia and stage 2 of the MCO

Will the rules for stage 2 of the MCO mean more overcrowding, and greater risk of infection?

Over the Top

The everlasting gift of kindness

More than 1,400 years ago, a woman decided to be kind to an infant despite no promise of a reward. It’s a story whose lesson continues to resonate today.

The Bitter Truth

Covid-19 does not discriminate, neither should any relief plan

THE Covid-19 health crisis is an unprecedented challenge to the nation on many fronts – the scale of the crisis, the economic aftermath which is feared to be as horrific as the outbreak itself and the fact that it is being tackled by a government that was only a week old when the pandemic unleashed its full terror.

The Bowerbird Writes

Humbling experience for mankind

HUMANITY is under siege. We are supposed to be living in a new Industrial Revolution. Billions of people are freed from the shackles of poverty to be in a better economic position. Individuals are making more money than sovereign countries combined.

Colours of China

TCM’s role in Covid-19 treatment

TRADITIONAL Chinese medicine (TCM) has a history of over 5,000 years and it is still widely used.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Different shades of blue during MCO

Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings, instead of organic etiology such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia.

Opinion

Let’s work together to beat Covid-19

COVID-19 has created havoc across the globe and put the world’s economy in the doldrums, and Malaysia is no exception to this.The government has put measures to control the spread of this disease with an unprecedented movement control order (MCO).

It's Just Politics

Zero-sum game of old school politics

When some MPs are made less equal, it is the rakyat that loses.