The latest in the fight against COVID-19

30 May 2020 | General News
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                                                                                                               30 May 2020  (General News)

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, NUS experts have routinely contributed commentaries to the media to help the public make sense of the situation. Advances in research at NUS have also been covered by the newspapers. 

To see the media's coverage of NUS' contributions to the fight against COVID-19, click here.   


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                                                                                                                   18 May 2020  (Research - Insights)

Since Singapore saw its first case of COVID-19 on 24 January 2020, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) has collated the emerging evidence base and produced the SSHSPH COVID-19 Science Report for researchers, policymakers and regional colleagues.

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                                                                                                                   15 May 2020  (Research - Impact)

Duke-NUS Medical School researchers have developed a serology test that takes just an hour to detect if someone has been infected with COVID-19 before. The test will be a huge boost for COVID-19 investigations and vaccine development.

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                                                                                                                   11 May 2020  (Research - Insights)

With the COVID-19 outbreak dragging the world into a massive recession, NUS Business and NUS East Asian Institute professors look at Asian governments’ monetary and fiscal packages to stem the economic damage from the pandemic. In the longer run, the world has to digest the current huge increase in government debt and deficits.

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                                                                                                                   28 Apr 2020  (Research - Insights)

With the COVID-19 outbreak dragging the world into a massive recession, NUS Business professors provide an overview of the prospects for an economic recovery.

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                                                                                                                   15 Apr 2020  (Research - Insights)

Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Professor David L. Heymann from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discuss how global leaders must coordinate an exit from lockdowns to prevent chains of transmission from recurring.

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 26 Mar 2020  (Research - Innovators)

Professor Wang Linfa and Assistant Professor Danielle Anderson from Duke-NUS Medical School speak about the breakthroughs and challenges they have faced in tackling COVID-19.

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 12 Mar 2020  (Research - Innovators)

Experts at NUS are leading the charge against COVID-19. From many different disciplines, the thought-leaders of NUS are taking on this challenge from multiple fronts. This article gives an overview of the collaborative members of this fight against a global crisis.

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09 Mar 2020  (Research - Insights)

Professor Dale Fisher from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine gives his expert insights into the current situation of COVID-19 in Singapore and the outlook for the disease in the future.

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05 Mar 2020  (Research - Impact)

Duke-NUS and Arcturus Therapeutics, a leading messenger RNA medicines company, have announced their partnership to develop a COVID-19 vaccine for Singapore. The vaccine will take advantage of the unique platform developed at Duke-NUS which allows rapid screening of vaccines for effectiveness and safety

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04 Mar 2020  (Research - Insights)

NUS researchers, in collaboration with scientists and doctors from several Singaporean medical institutes, have written a report detailing the initial experience in Singapore for the first 18 patients affected by COVID-19.

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04 Mar 2020  (EducationCommunity

An educational comic from NUS about the COVID-19 outbreak has been highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which asked for it to be shared widely to help sensitise people to the prevention of COVID-19.

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                                                                                                                   28 Feb 2020  (General News)

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been many false rumours circulating on social media about the virus, inciting fear and paranoia among people.

Click here to read about the new Centre for Trusted Internet and Community, which will engage in the multi-disciplinary study of the Internet and address such issues. Click here for a Q&A with the centre’s leaders as they discuss the implications of the rise of social media.



                                                                                                                   28 Feb 2020  (Research - Insights)

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.

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                                                                                                                       27 Feb 2020  (Research - Impact)

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.

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                                                         21 Feb 2020  (EducationCommunity

Members of the NUS community have published creative and educational comics on the COVID-19 outbreak, to help reassure and share knowledge with the general public. 

To read more, click here. Read “Baffled Bunny” and “Curious Cat” series and The COVID-19 Chronicles.


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                                                              17 Feb 2020 (Research - Insights)

The COVID-19 situation may seem daunting now but Singapore will eventually overcome it, writes NUS Law Professor Tommy Koh. By sticking together, the country had previously overcome tough times.

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                                                                                              14 Feb 2020  (Research - Impact)

Scientists from the NUS community are working on a vaccine trial and rapid detection test kits, as they join the global effort to combat the COVID-19 virus.

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                                                                                                                            04 Feb 2020  (Research - Impact)

Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School helped to successfully culture the COVID-19 coronavirus from an infected patient’s clinical sample.

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                                                                                         04 Feb 2020  (Community)

The University is taking proactive steps to ensure the welfare of students and staff under leave of absence or quarantine due to the COVID-19 situation. 

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