[FACT SHEET] Types of COVID-19 vaccine

The key function of a vaccine is to offer protection to an individual by triggering the immune response against the infected disease. In the current COVID-19 vaccines, as of today, there are four categories of vaccines which have completed or in the final stage of the clinical trials. Factsheet and infographics to show the difference between COVID-19 vaccines by Dr Leow Chiuan Yee, YSN-ASM affiliate.

[OPINION] Refining Our Covid-19 SOPs for the Public – Dr Amar Singh

We need to be science based with our daily SOPs, rather than resort to harsh measures. Heftier fines, extended MCOs, increased public blaming are counterproductive and also harmful to the poor and those that have lost their livelihood. We have to walk this fine balance between harm from Covid-19 and destroying lives from tight SOPs.

[Q&A] Mengapa terdapat banyak jenis vaksin? Adakah vaksin akan mengubah DNA saya? Adakah vaksin COVID-19 halal?

Adakah vaksin akan mengubah DNA saya? Mengapa terdapat banyak jenis vaksin? Adakah vaksin itu halal? Pelbagai soalan dikemukakan orang awam dan dijawab oleh pakar-pakar dari Fakulti Perubatan Sains Kesihatan, USIM dalam webinar “Takut Dengan Vaksin COVID-19?” baru-baru ini.

[KENYATAAN MEDIA] Lebih separuh rakyat Malaysia tidak mempunyai pengetahuan asas tentang vaksin COVID-19

Hasil kajian yang dilakukan oleh sekumpulan penyelidik daripada Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) baru-baru ini mendedahkan bahawa hanya 43% daripada responden kajian mempunyai pengetahuan asas yang baik tentang vaksin COVID-19.

[OPINION] World Science Day: Bridging Science and Society

Every 10 November, the world celebrates World Science Day. Over the years, science has proven to be a force for change. Whether or not it facilitates peace and development is an active decision that people, especially those at the top of society, must make. The 2020 theme of World Science Day exemplifies the optimal use of science with the line “Science for and with Society”.

[FEATURE ARTICLE] In Conversation with the 2020 Mahathir Science Award Recipient

This year, the Mahathir Science Award – the most prestigious science award for tropical sciences was presented to Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla of University College London, in recognition of his exceptional, globally acknowledged research in infectious diseases which is relevant to the development and enhancement of health policy.

[FEATURED ARTICLE] The Gut Microbiome and Obesity

Featured articles are the main stories in which the Science Media Centra Malaysia focuses in great detail on a special topic, event or person and its impact on our everyday lives. In conjunction with World Microbiome Day on 27 June 2020, Aliya Ahmad Nabil looks into the gut microbiome and its links with obesity.

[OPINION] COVID-19 Governmental Response: A Comparative Reflection Of The Malaysian Performa

Various responses have been launched by different countries since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in their bid to minimize its toll within the shortest time possible. The enemy is unseen and its true nature unknown leaving governments either throwing all resources possible albeit the kitchen sink towards this affect. Conversely are those who opt for a liberal approach minimally restraining and relying upon good public literacy and trusting self-regulatory social measures.