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Covid-19 chronicles: of biofilms and surviving university in a pandemic

Beyond being a route to acquiring skills and job opportunities, universities serve an even greater role that we often under-appreciate. Beyond being a learning institution, universities are the structured playgrounds where youth can frolic for the last time.

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The controversy behind vaccine safety.

My kids and I are currently going through the Harry Potter books for our bedtime reading. However, we decided to pick up The BFG by Roald Dahl for a change of pace last night .

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Covid-19 Chronicles: The virus doesn’t discriminate—neither should we

The Covid-19 resurgence highlights the dangers we continue to face until a safe and effective vaccine can successfully control the pandemic. However, equally dangerous are the elements of discrimination in the midst of our global battle against infectious disease.

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Covid-19 Chronicles #13: Don’t let science be trumped by self-interest

We were doing so well. Daily life was resuming. Surviving businesses were getting a chance to pick up.

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: Goldilocks and the 37 Vaccines

Creating an effective vaccine is complicated, and while we need to do it speedily, we can’t afford to compromise on safety either.

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Covid-19: Herd immunity and the power of sacrifice

When it comes to vaccinations to fight diseases, those who can vaccinate must sacrifice for those who cannot

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: How to wake up

Often, we confuse the way we are used to doing things with who we are. … Although difficult to undergo, the MCO became a much-needed hiatus from the ways we were used to doing things, a chance to break free from accepted ways of thinking.

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Covid-19 Chronicles #9: Fighting to breathe

My memories of studying medicine in Russia include heavy grey winter skies, warm pirozhki in the freezing cold, and the choking odour of formalin-bathed cadavers in anatomy practicals. I remember vividly one cadaver we studied belonged to a lady.

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: Risks and hidden things

Glancing through some happy Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2020 photos being shared online, it is difficult to reconcile the fact that we just experienced a Ramadan under the movement control order (MCO); that a globally disruptive pandemic still rages on. But these are details photos often miss.

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: The changes we should aim to keep

Some changes should be kept as we fight Covid-19; we cannot afford to revert to old habits

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: The end has no end?

IF YOU had asked me six weeks ago what was I looking forward to the most once the MCO ended, I would have said, “Going for sushi.”

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: Remembering an important lesson

A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF) by George R.R. Martin is my favourite book series. Many may more readily recognise its television adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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