The COVID-19 Chronicles

An NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine publication, “The COVID-19 Chronicles” is a series of educational illustrations about the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak.

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Beating a tough past to be a doctor

After a tragic loss at the age of 12, NUS Medicine alumna Dr Felicia Tan knew that she wanted to be in the profession of saving lives. Her journey to becoming a doctor was not easy but Dr Tan persevered against all odds. Now, she goes on medical missions and conducts cancer checks for monks.

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Positive signs amidst the COVID-19 outbreak

When will we see the light at the end of the tunnel with the current COVID-19 situation? Professor Paul Tambyah shares some positive signs amidst the outbreak, highlighting that researchers have found a mutation in the coronavirus which suggests that it is becoming less virulent.

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COVID-19 Factsheet: What we know so far

Here is what we know and what you need to know about the COVID-19 virus if you are in the healthcare industry — what it is, how we test for it, and what you can do to slow down the spread of the disease.

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Leadership appointment at Centre for Biomedical Ethics

We welcome Associate Professor Adeline Seow, who takes on the post of Acting Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) with effect from 1 April 2020.

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Commentary: Why Singapore’s coronavirus response worked – and what we can all learn

Professor Dale Fisher, Chair of Infection Control, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, gives his opinion on the current situation of COVID-19 in Singapore and the successes the country has had in combating the virus.

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Finding joy and a new world view in helping Afghan refugees

18 years ago, NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Wee Teck Young gave up medical practice in Singapore to do humanitarian work in Pakistan, and then in war-torn Afghanistan. These experiences overseas have since changed his life and his perspectives on relationships, success and world issues.

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