"SINGAPORE: A Singapore study has found that the COVID-19 vaccine provides 69 per cent protection against infection by the Delta variant of the coronavirus regardless of symptoms, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Wednesday (Jul 7)."
Currently waiting in the queue for my first COVID-19 jab, and at least it's nice to see quite a sizeable number of people waiting too
Of course I'm not naive to think that just these two shots are enough to completely safeguard myself or those around me forever, but at the very least there's greatly reduced risk of suffering greatly or dying
"With vaccination, testing, treatment and social responsibility, in the near future, when someone gets Covid-19, our response can be very different from now. We are drawing up a road map to transit to this new normal."
"SINGAPORE: A locally developed COVID-19 breath test that can generate results within one minute has received provisional authorisation from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA).
The BreFence Go COVID-19 breath test system was developed by Breathonix, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore (NUS), and is the first breath analysis system to secure such authorisation in Singapore."
Hah, kinda funny/sad that the couple can't actually kiss due to pandemic safety, so they've had to settle for a hug 😅
(well it seems teetering on the edge of another CB seeing that there's still *some* allowed movement outside homes)
Seems like #Singapore might be kinda slipping into Circuit Breaker round 2? https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/only-2-visitors-per-household-per-day-no-dining-in-allowed-covid-19-rules-in-spore
Not too shocked that there are annecdotes about poly students involved in terrible hazing rituals or unnecessarily humiliating orientation camp shenanigans
It kinda feels like there's some vicious cycle of terrible camp games attracting new generations of power-tripping (and probably sexually frustrated) student leaders eager to "continue tradition"
Entire house smells like smoke, and others across Singapore have been complaining about the haze smell tonight
Yet strangely the hourly PSI readings from NEA have remained low
Something's wrong with their sensors, or whatever's causing the smell doesn't even involve particles detectable by the sensors
*Maybe* the one person who still deserves sympathy might be the fiancee who got severely burnt trying to free the victims trapped in the car: even if she survives, she'd still have to deal with long-lasting pain, physical and mental
But I mean, that entire circle of friends is complicit in letting these reckless acts go on for as long as they have, being a miracle that they've not actually killed any innocent third parties along the way
Not easy to garner sympathy for the victims of the Tanjong Pagar car crash: their social media posts seem to give the impression that they've already been reckless, so it's not a one-off speeding thing
Also seems par for the course of a neglected issue (early morning hooligans revving on roads near populated areas) to only get highlighted and scrutinized by govt when a big incident blows up in the news