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The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a massive allocation of resources towards producing solutions, from identifying life-saving medications, tracking how the virus spreads and ultimately to preventing infection with vaccines. A volunteer gets an injection of Moderna’s possible COVID-19 vaccine on July 27, 2020. Moderna announced Nov. 16 that its vaccine is proving highly effective in …

    THE BACTERIAL FILTRATION EFFICIENCY (BFE) TEST This test indicates how well a mask filters droplets containing biological agents such as bacteria or viruses. With SARS-CoV-2 thought to be transmitted through droplets, the BFE test is a proxy for the efficacy of a mask in preventing such transmission. Studies indicate that a cough typically …

As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, there’s one thing we’re all counting on to rescue us from the drudgery of socially-distanced life: a vaccine. How many times have you heard “X won’t happen again until there’s a vaccine”? Concerts, conferences, festivals, sporting events, weddings, and anything else that entails a lot of people being in …

The world is about to experience the deepest recession in decades, World Bank forecasts reveal. The shocks due to  COVID-19 pandemic are expected to plunge the global economy into the worst recession since the second world war, the World Bank reveals in its Global Economic Prospects report published last week. Deep recession The World Bank’s …

Here’s how the assortment of pandemic response policies have altered the mobility of the people. Mobility is among the most significantly altered features of society as a result of the emergence of COVID-19. To combat the virus, national governments have taken varying responses ranging from lockdowns, establishment closures, and travel restrictions. These strategies are quickly …

Widely enforced lockdowns and flight restrictions are taking its toll on the global aviation industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has gravely affected global aviation capacity, with governments enforcing trip cancellations and other flight restrictions as part of the efforts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Since the beginning of this year, OAG Aviation Worldwide …

Amid COVID-19, global financial systems have been a source of both support and potential risks. During the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the aid of global financial systems have been indispensable in preventing economic fallout. However, they are also turning out to be sources of massive risk. In their white paper, Impact of COVID-19 on the Global …

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information have embarked on a partnership to jointly study how various social and behavioural factors in our population influences and is …

As much of the world gets used to social distancing, school closures and restrictions in movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic, obvious questions are being asked about how governments and companies can prepare themselves for these sorts of extreme events. One technique that has gained prominence in helping business people and officials deal with …

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition to wildlife markets grows among Asian countries. With the fear of the occurrence of another disease outbreak like the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, 79% of respondents from selected Asian markets expressed their approval of the closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey …