28 February 2020 | Research

NUS is setting up a new Centre for Trusted Internet and Community dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of the Internet, including social and behavioural science research, digital technologies, data-driven approaches, and policy studies.

Lianhe Zaobao

27 February 2020 | General News

Asst Prof Hannah Clapman from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS and Assoc Prof Alex R Cook, Vice Dean (Research) and Domain Leader (Biostatistics & Modelling) at the same school opined that developments in the rest of the world can seed subsequent waves of the COVID-19 outbreak despite Singapore’s best efforts at preventing further importations. They outlined three possible scenarios of the outbreak and highlighted that shifts in responses will be needed if the situation evolves further.

CNA Online

26 February 2020 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Director of Policy Research at the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that the sudden occurrence of COVID-19 presents a crisis management challenge for everyone, and also makes the prospect of China decoupling from Western countries a very real scenario.

The Business Times

26 February 2020 | General News

Prof Paul Tambyah and Asst Prof Jyoti Somani from the Department of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, discussed the transmission of COVID-19, sharing that it is too early to conclude on the death rate and infectivity of COVID-19 as its transmission is still unpredictable.

CNA Online

25 February 2020 | Research

A new serological test, which was developed by Duke-NUS Medical School, helped the authorities to track the infection to two travellers from Wuhan relating to the clusters at the Grace Assembly of God church and The Life Church and Missions. The test can detect coronavirus infections even in recovered patients. Instead of detecting the virus itself, the new test detects antibodies in the blood.

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25 February 2020 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at NUS, noted that the world order has not kept pace with some shifting economic dynamics and opined that if world leaders do not start addressing the contradictions plaguing the world order soon, the likely result is crisis and even more dangerous contradictions.

The Straits Times

25 February 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Simon Tay from NUS Faculty of Law urged governments to come to a common understanding and coordinate better to prevent the Covid-19 outbreak health crisis from becoming a global economic one.

The Business Times

25 February 2020 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that the COVID-19 crisis has triggered debate on whether China’s centralised system of governance has contributed to the spread of the virus. He said that future reforms in China should involve aspects of both centralisation and decentralisation.

Lianhe Zaobao

25 February 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Ooi Peng Lim from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Senior Consultant with National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Prof Leo Yee Sin, an infectious disease specialist and Executive Director of National Centre for Infectious Diseases, discussed how halting the COVID-19 outbreak in its tracks ultimately depends not so much on disease duration as on our collective resilience.

TODAY

24 February 2020 | General News

Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Chairman of the Middle East Institute at NUS, opined that the Covid-19 crisis is a consequence of the Leninist value system, and also a symptom of a far more fundamental, perhaps existential, challenge facing China.

The Straits Times