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28 February 2020 | Insights

Analysing Singapore’s response to COVID-19

How has Singapore rallied to the fight against COVID-19? A forum by the Institute of Policy Studies examined the impact of the coronavirus on the nation and how it responded, summing up the good, the bad and the ugly.

27 February 2020 | Impact

Potential diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 reviewed

Researchers from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health have reviewed potential diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 to guide policymakers on allocating resources for research and development.

27 February 2020 | Insights

COVID-19 may be a mild illness for most people

COVID-19 may be a mild illness for most people, but it is too early to conclude on the death rate and infectivity, according to Assistant Professor Jyoti Somani and Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

25 February 2020 | Impact

Mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now

A team of 22 researchers from 24 institutes led by Associate Professor Daniel Friess and Dr Erik Yando from NUS Geography has found that the global loss rate of mangrove forests are far less alarming than previously suggested.

24 February 2020 | Insights

A well thought-through Singapore Budget

The recently-announced Singapore Budget is generous in its outreach to help businesses, employees and households overcome their economic difficulties, while also strategically positioning the country for future challenges. NUS Business Associate Professor Simon Poh analyses the measures that were unveiled.

24 February 2020 | Insights

Outbreaks of diseases make us exaggerate or under-estimate risks

Professor Leonard Lee, Professor Koh Chan Ghee and Dr Catherine Wong from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at NUS explain that the public should be mindful not to be vectors of misinformation, distrust and anti-social behaviour.

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