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  • Exposure to common cold coronaviruses can teach the immune system to recognize SARS-CoV-2

    08/04/2020 4:31:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    MedicalExpress ^ | 08/04/2020 | La Jolla Institute for Immunology
    The new work builds on a recent Cell paper... which showed that 40 to 60 percent of people never exposed to SARS-CoV-2 had T cells that reacted to the virus. Their immune systems recognized fragments of the virus it had never seen before. This finding turned out to be a global phenomenon and was reported in people from the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Scientists wondered if these T cells came from people who had previously been exposed to common cold coronaviruses—... For the new study, the researchers relied on a set of samples collected from study participants...
  • Singapore Scientsts Find Widespread T-Cell Immunity

    07/20/2020 7:28:54 AM PDT · by mbs6 · 30 replies
    Singapore, 16 July 2020 – The T cells, along with antibodies, are an integral part of the human immune response against viral infections due to their ability to directly target and kill infected cells. A Singapore study has uncovered the presence of virus-specific T cell immunity in people who recovered from COVID-19 and SARS, as well as some healthy study subjects who had never been infected by either virus.
  • The Economist: Trump On The Verge Of Triumph Against Huawei And China’s Manipulations

    07/18/2020 7:02:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Donald Trump score an important victory against China by locking out Huawei from western networks? The Economist tried mightily to avoid giving personal credit to Trump in its analysis of decisions by the UK and Canada to exclude the regime-linked firm from its 5G projects. Instead, they cast it instead as “America’s war on Huawei” while noting that the final battle will take place in Berlin.That didn’t fool Donald Trump, who retweeted it out to his followers: The Economist’s unsigned analysis of the Huawei fight is sound enough, but for some reason they barely mention Trump at all,...
  • Pentecost Renewed[charismatic caucus]

    05/29/2020 11:46:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    IN A MOMENT A SUDDENLY "Pentecost Renewed" A new wind of "ADD " Venture is coming to you , Prepare for the wind that is blowing through , For what is coming is The One and The Three , All in agreement " The All Of Me " , The gates of hell shall not prevail , For what is coming is a HOLY GALE ! Isaiah 43:18-20 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?...
  • Singapore sentences man to death via Zoom call

    05/20/2020 9:21:22 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 20, 2020 | Guardian staff
    Malaysian man receives sentence remotely for role in drug deal as city-state tries to stem coronavirus. A man convicted of drug-trafficking offences has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely.
  • SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT! Singapore Woman Linked to Bill Gates, Soros and China Is Flagging and Removing ALL VIDEO CONTENT by California Doctors Behind Viral Video

    05/19/2020 12:04:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/19/2020 | Joe Hoft
    The far left tech companines are moving at light speed to eliminate free speech in the West.The YouTube-Google CEO announced recently that the world’s largest video platform would only allow WHO approved talking points on their platform. They will delete other videos that are not approved by the China-dominated health organization.Facebook enlisted several far left groups to ‘factcheck’ articles written by conservatives in an effort to prevent the real truth or a different point of view from being disseminated to the public. This is happening every day. Being one of the most influential conservative news outlets in the US...
  • American FedEx pilot imprisoned for breaking quarantine order in Singapore

    05/15/2020 7:11:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 15 May 2020 | AP
    Brian Dugan Yeargan sentenced to four weeks in prison after leaving hotel room for three hours to buy masks and thermometer An American cargo pilot who admitted to “poor judgment” in breaking a quarantine order to buy medical supplies has become the first foreigner imprisoned in Singapore for breaching its restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus. FedEx pilot Brian Dugan Yeargan, 44, from Eagle River in Alaska, was sentenced to four weeks on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to leaving his hotel room for three hours to buy masks and a thermometer. Singapore has one of the largest outbreaks in...
  • Meet the robot dog enforcing social distancing in Singapore

    05/13/2020 10:47:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 13, 2020 4:06 PM | Shashank Bengali, Staff Writer
    Leaves crunch underfoot as Spot marches through the park, back straight as a tabletop, stride brisk as a soldier’s. A grassy field encircled by trees beckons. But Spot is focused on the asphalt path ahead, where a few joggers and bicyclists are out for some socially distanced sunshine. A cyclist in a brimmed hat rides past. Spot pipes up, not with a bark, but with a recorded message. “Let’s keep Singapore healthy,” comes a woman’s voice, polite but firm. “For your own safety, and for those around you, please stand at least one meter apart. Thank you.” Spot, clearly, is...
  • Robot Reminds Visitors Of Safe Distancing Measures In Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

    05/08/2020 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Straits Times Singapore ^ | 05/08/20 | Gin Tay
    SINGAPORE - A four-legged robot will be patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to remind people of safe distancing measures starting from Friday (May 8).Called Spot, the robot will assist with safe distancing efforts at parks, gardens and nature reserves managed by National Parks Board (NParks) and at parks managed by town councils.The pilot trial is jointly conducted by NParks, and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG).  The Spot robot will broadcast a recorded message reminding park visitors to observe safe distancing measures.It is fitted with cameras, enabled by GovTech-developed video analytics, to help it estimate the number of...
  • 'Sovereign' Woman Arrested for Assault, Public Nuisance, Not Wearing Mask at Shunfu Mart

    05/05/2020 1:10:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 04, 2020 | Lam Min Lee
    A 40-year-old Singaporean woman was arrested on Monday (May 4) night for committing various offences at Shunfu Mart the day before. She had assaulted a member of the public, caused public nuisance, and did not wear a mask while out at the location on May 3, the police said. In a series of video clips circulating on social media, she was seen engaging in heated arguments with several members of the public. When a stallholder's daughter advised her to put on a mask, she allegedly hit her lower body. The woman claimed to be a "sovereign" in one of the...
  • Please Enjoy This Viral Picture of a Tiny Dog With a Breathable Bag Over its Head

    05/05/2020 1:24:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 03, 2020 | Ilyas Sholihyn
    A wee dog in Toa Payoh has joined the pantheon of meme-worthy critters who’ve masked up during the pandemic, and in adorable fashion too. It was on April 29 that the canonical canine first appeared on Singapore’s radars through a rather superb picture taken by The Straits Times photographer Gavin Foo. In a worrying article about the vulnerability of senior citizens to coronavirus infection, an all-encompassing photo was used. It’s a picture taken at Toa Payoh Central that aptly captures the current situation of the heightened safety measures in Singapore. There’s a cordoned-off coffee shop. There’s a GrabFood delivery rider,...
  • What sssocial distancing? 3-metre-long King Cobra slithers to Marsiling MRT

    05/05/2020 12:51:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 04, 2020 | Rainier Cheung
    When the cat is away, the mice will play. While most people are cooped up at home during the circuit breaker, a three-metre-long King Cobra was spotted taking a stroll near Marsiling MRT on Sunday (May 3) afternoon. The curious spectacle was captured on video and uploaded onto Twitter that day. "I was strolling to NTUC to get groceries when this big girl came out of nowhere," the woman behind the camera, who declined to be named, wrote in her tweet. Speaking with AsiaOne, her sister Feeza recounted how the venomous snake had slithered from a lift lobby of Block...
  • Singapore Extends Circuit Breaker to June 1

    04/22/2020 1:29:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    AsiaOne | APRIL 21, 2020 | LAM MIN LEE
    The government has decided to extend the circuit breaker for four more weeks till June 1, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced today (April 21). This is to keep everyone in Singapore safe, he said, after consulting with the multi-ministry task force (MTF) and assessing that "we will not be able to achieve our intended objectives by ending the circuit breaker on May 4." The MTF's two objectives are to ensure that transmission in the migrant worker dormitories is under control and that it does not spread further to the community. Current breaker measures will also be tightened further. He...
  • Rhino Horn Smuggler Gets 17 Months' Jail, the Harshest Penalty in S'pore for Such an Offence

    04/08/2020 6:08:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Today Online ^ | 08 APRIL, 2020 | WONG PEI TING
    A 45-year-old man was jailed for 17 months on Wednesday (April 8) after he was caught smuggling 22kg of white rhinoceros horns worth an estimated US$563,000 (S$804,000) at Singapore’s Changi Airport without a permit. In a statement issued after the sentence was handed down, the National Parks Board said the penalty was "the heaviest sentence meted out for the smuggling of wildlife parts in Singapore" to date. The court heard that the horns had been removed from at least five adult white rhinoceros — a species that is threatened with extinction according to an international convention — the court heard....
  • Singapore Changes Tack, Nears Lockdown in Coronavirus Fight

    04/04/2020 12:12:42 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | April 3, 2020 2:55am PT | Variety
    Singapore has announced a change of direction in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. Schools will close and all but essential workplaces are ordered shut from next Tuesday. The high-tech island nation was one of the first outside China to discover virus infections. It had until recently been seen as a leading example of controlled and panic-free response to the pandemic. But in recent days the number of infections has leaped. In a TV address, Friday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that “food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services will...
  • News Summary=Intelligence Report Friday 4/3/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/03/2020 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/3/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Details have been reported on last night's meeting in Emmett, Idaho called by Ammon Bundy in response to government restrictions related to Covid-19. Bundy says that state officials are "exploiting" the situation and violating the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution... The unemployment rate in the US moving up to 4.4 percent last month from the record low of 3.5 percent..... Russia now says that it is in communication with other countries in response to Saudi Arabia's call for an OPEC+ meeting involving oil producing nations.... A firing in Washington tonight related to last year's impeachment process against President...
  • UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

    04/03/2020 3:09:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    France24 ^ | April 3, 2020
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began. The resolution, approved by consensus, also stresses "the need for full respect for human rights" and that "there is no place for any form of discrimination, racism and xenophobia in the response to the pandemic." The UN resolution emphasises the central role of the body in the global health and economic crisis. It was submitted by Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/30/2020

    03/30/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Republican governors issue orders to stay home giving them a new and different name but first.... "We discussed with each other whether our rights can be taken by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?" Ammon Bundy spoke those words Friday following a Thursday night meeting in Emmett, Idaho in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Idaho's Republican Governor Brad Little.... In Iraq the United States has deployed two Patriot missile batteries and is expected to eventually deploy at least four.... The Saudi-led coalition staging air...
  • Why are there so few coronavirus infections in Singapore's health workers?

    03/30/2020 1:11:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 29, 2020 | KOK XING HUI
    Uncooperative patients, long hours and a lack of protective equipment are hampering health care workers across the world as they take the fight to the coronavirus, leading many to fall sick themselves. In Malaysia, a pregnant woman who did not disclose that her father was infected tested positive after giving birth, leading to the shutdown of the entire hospital for cleaning. In the Philippines, nine doctors have died, two of whom had dealt with a patient who lied about her travel history. In Spain, where more than 5,400 health care workers have been infected, accounting for about 14 per cent...
  • Singapore to shut bars, limit gatherings to counter coronavirus spread

    03/25/2020 4:57:41 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 11 replies
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020 7:01 AM MYT | The Star (Malaysia)
    SINGAPORE: Singapore will close bars and entertainment venues including discos and cinemas among new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The regulations - including limits on gatherings outside work and school to 10 persons or fewer - will take effect from 11:59 p.m. local time on March 26, and will be in place at least until April 30, the ministry added. Singapore confirmed 49 new cases of the infection on Tuesday, taking its tally to 558. The country reported its first two fatalities from the virus on Saturday. Singapore will allow malls,...