Singapore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening: The Big Story Ep 120
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The Big Story Ep 120: Singapore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening 7:47 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Before Singapore can proceed with its endemic Covid-19 strategy and reopening plans, scientists need to answer three major unknowns about the Omicron variant. Is it more infectious than the Delta variant? Does it increase the risk of severe illness and death in infected patients? Does it hamper the protection given by current Covid-19 vaccines? Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore, discusses whether it is all doom and gloom as the world braces for another global Covid-19 surge. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: [email protected]  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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