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Walking in Patients' Shoes

A note of thanks to real-life heroes

It has been four months since COVID-19 reached our shores. And in a couple of days, it would have been exactly a month since the Movement Restriction Order (MCO) was enforced in Malaysia. Life as we knew it has changed and everyone is still grappling with this new normal as…

COVID-19: Telemedicine clinic urgently needed for high-risk, chronically ill patients

A systematic review and meta-analysis, which included eight (8) studies of lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections and a total of 46248 infected patients from hospitals in China, has found that underlying disease, including hypertension, respiratory system disease and cardiovascular disease, may be risk factors for severe COVID-19 infection (1). It is crucial…

COVID-19: 7 tips to stay calm during MCO

When the Prime Minister announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) early last week, I thought I was going to be alright considering I have been in a state of constant health threat and mostly home-bound for a long time prior to that. After a few days, I became gradually overwhelmed…

COVID-19: what about outpatients?

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia have more than quadrupled over the past week and is expected to continue increasing exponentially. There are 190 new cases reported yesterday (80% increase over 24 hours), bringing the grand total to 428. Only 42 cases (10%) have fully recovered and discharged…

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