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Some people question why the current coronavirus has brought the world to standstill while a previous deadly coronavirus, SARS, did not. Others have questioned why a vaccine is so urgently needed now to stop the spread of the current coronavirus when a vaccine was never developed for SARS. I study viruses and am so fascinated …

These countries are the world’s biggest remittance recipients, data collected by the World Bank reveals. Remittances are quickly rising as the largest source of external financing in developing countries, according to the World Bank’s report published in 2019. Leading the way is India, accounting for $78.6 billion of the remittances received in 2018, the period …

Asians are the quickest to pick up the habit of wearing face masks during this pandemic. To protect themselves from COVID-19, Asian countries are the quickest to adopt the habit of wearing face masks, Ipsos revealed in their survey findings published April 16. The Ipsos survey was conducted in regular three-day intervals from March 12 …

Facing a pandemic, people have emptied grocery shelves to stockpile toilet paper in their homes. Toilet paper companies experienced a tremendous upsurge in revenue for the month of March, data from the Statista Consumer Market Outlook reveals. Statista examined the revenue data of toilet paper in March 2020 compared with March 2019 in selected countries. …

Vietnam – a developing country that has a large land border with China and a population of 97 million people – has not reported a single death from coronavirus. As of April 21, the country had reported 268 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, with more than 140 people making a …

The realisation that life is going to change for a good while is starting to take hold. To flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, radical measures of social distancing are currently being rolled out in an increasing number of countries. People are being urged – or instructed – to isolate themselves at home. In …

The influenza pandemic of 1918 (also known as the Spanish flu, even though it didn’t originate in Spain) is among the most severe pandemics in recent history, only second to the Black Plague of the 1300s. While it may have been a bit more than a century now since this pandemic struck, there are noticeable …

Young people are more likely to be carriers of COVID-19 than they think, this is what is revealed by the analysis of Andreas Backhaus, a researcher and economist. His findings were published in Medium last March 13. Similar intensity, different segments In Backhaus’ analysis, he compared the populations of Italy and South Korea, who at …

Why don’t we have drugs to treat COVID-19 and how long will it take to develop them? SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 – is completely new and attacks cells in a novel way. Every virus is different and so are the drugs used to treat them. That’s why there wasn’t a …

Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel) is pleased to announce a comprehensive package worth more than $4.2 million to help the Singapore community weather COVID-19. The package will be funded by voluntary contributions from the Keppel Group’s directors, senior management and staff, with dollar-for-dollar matching contributions from Keppel Corporation. This comes on the back of the Company’s earlier donation …