The COVID-19 Chronicles

An NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine publication, “The COVID-19 Chronicles” is a series of educational illustrations about the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak. Dr Dale Fisher, Professor in Infectious Disease, NUS, and Chair of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, WHO, answers pertinent questions about the pandemic.

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What’s in it: the ingredients in sanitisers that keep you safe

The trick to killing a coronavirus is busting through the sensitive “envelope” of lipids or fats that surrounds it. A product with the right active ingredients does just that.

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Alcohol or not? The difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free sanitiser

When good old-fashioned soap and water are out of reach, using a hand sanitiser to clean your hands is a good alternative. But which one should you choose – a sanitiser with or without alcohol?

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