Who should take Paxlovid?

Paxlovid is a drug that is approved under emergency use for the treatment of Covid-19 infection. However, this drug is not for everyone who has the Covid-19 infection because it has quite a number of side effects. At the same time, this drug has not fully completed the necessary clinical trials and is not approved … Read more

I have hypertension and diabetes. Should I sign up for the Covid-19 vaccine?

This is a very frequently asked question. Many lay people seem to believe that if one has pre-existing medical condition(s), such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, etc, then one is not suitable to get the Covid-19 vaccine. This believe is inaccurate, and is in fact the reverse of what doctors have been advising. We … Read more

I have allergy. Can I take the Covid-19 vaccine?

This is a well-written and well-researched article by Dr. Amar Singh, and would be of great interest for those who have history of allergy and are considering taking the Covid-19 vaccine. As we implement the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, those of us who are healthcare professionals have numerous friends and acquaintances asking us about the … Read more

Home Quarantine Guidelines for Covid-19 Patients with no or mild symptoms

As the number of Covid-19 patients increases, our hospitals are quickly running low in beds, tests, personnel and resources. As such, the Health Ministry has issued new guidelines for quarantine. Those Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms are no longer admitted to our hospitals for quarantine. Instead, they are required to do self-quarantine at … Read more