COVID 19

Ong Ye Kung: With holidays coming, there are bound to be more Covid infections

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Sunday (Dec 4) that with the upcoming holidays causing more people to go out and get together, Covid infections are expected to be on the rise. “So there will be a new wave....

Sinovac & Sinopharm may offer better protection against severe COVID when combined with mRNA vaccines

A study conducted by the Duke-NUS Medical School has shown that inactivated virus vaccines such as Sinopharm and Sinovac may also work in preventing severe Covid. This suggests that a combination of this type of vaccine with mRNA vaccines may...

COVID-19 reinfection carries higher risks of organ damage or even death regardless of vaccination status

Contrary to the view that the virus responsible for Covid-19 has become milder since the pandemic began nearly three years ago, a new study is showing that every time a person gets reinfected, it increases the chance of serious...

XBB COVID-19 wave: What you need to know about the subvariant driving the increase of cases in Singapore

Covid-19 infections have been on the rise again in Singapore, largely due to the Omicron XBB subvariant. The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued an advisory on Saturday (Oct 15) regarding this recent surge in XBB cases regarding the steps...

‘Thank you F1’ — Singaporeans blame F1 for spike in COVID-19 cases

In response to the spike in Covid-19 cases in Singapore, many have put the blame on the Singapore Grand Prix 2022 event, which has drawn many maskless crowds. According to The Straits Times, Singapore has seen a drastic spike in...

Substitute doctor who used undiluted Covid-19 vaccines fired by Hougang clinic

ProHealth Medical Group has confirmed that one of the group’s substitute doctors administered undiluted vaccines to two adults. After the incident, the doctor involved was immediately terminated. In a media statement on Wednesday (Sept 21), the group said: “We confirm...

Ong Ye Kung: Fewer COVID cases & hospitalisations are signs ‘our society’s growing resilience with each passing wave’

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung noted that both Covid-19 case numbers and hospitalisations in Singapore have gone down recently, calling these “encouraging” signs of “our society’s growing resilience with each passing wave. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Aug 23)...

Kids under 5 more vulnerable to COVID, children 5–11 may need booster jab to stay protected — Janil Puthucheary

Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary said in Parliament on Monday (Aug 1) that children younger than five years old are "more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and have higher rates of severe outcomes” but added that this...

Singapore, Japan & South Korea habitual mask-wearing is the ‘cultural difference’ helping keep OMICRON deaths low

Epidemiologists and medical specialists have noted that in spite of a high presence of the circulating virus, countries, where mask-wearing is widely accepted, have been more successful in keeping Omicron deaths low. These countries include Singapore, South Korea, and Japan. Professor...

Actress Zoe Tay down with COVID after attending two high-profile parties

Zoe Tay wrote in her Instagram Stories on Wednesday (July 27) that she has tested positive for the virus. The actress posted a photo of herself along with an antigen rapid test (ART) with the telltale double lines. She added...
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Netizen asks what guys can do if female friends touch them inappropriately

A local man took to Reddit to ask what to do after a situation with a female friend left...
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Spotify Wrapped 2022! Top Singapore Streams: Comeback Stars & Asian Artists

Spotify revealed its 2022 Wrapped campaign which announces this year’s top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts alongside the vibrant kaleidoscope of more than...

OPINION | Contrast Christopher de Souza with Pritam Singh, and dancing on MRT divides Singaporeans

This week, news broke that Peoples' Action Party member of parliament (MP), Christopher de Souza has been found guilty of professional misconduct. According to...

Landscape worker dies after being hit by tree trunk, 43 workplace fatalities in 2022

A Bangladeshi worker passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7) after being hit by a tree trunk, marking the 43rd workplace fatality in 2022. A tree...

Passenger screams & threatens bus driver after he forgot to let them alight, netizen writes note to both of them

A Singapore netizen posted about his experience online after a bus driver appeared to have forgotten that he and a woman were still on...

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