24
March
2020
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16:05
Europe/Amsterdam

Everyone has part to play to flatten epidemic curve: Expert

Prof Wang Linfa, Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, shared at a panel discussion hosted by The Straits Times on 23 March 2020 that social distancing, personal hygiene, business continuity plans, could all help to reduce R0 (R-naught) to less than one. He stated that the strategy was to flatten the curve so that new cases would be reduced from a hundred or a thousand per day to just 10.