[EXPERT REACTION] WHO’s warning on antibody tests and immunity

The World Health Organization (WHO) had issued a warning on Friday about COVID-19 testings, saying that there is no evidence antibody tests can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming reinfected. Here are some of the comments collected by our SMC partner in the UK.

[EXPERT REACTION] Disinfection tunnels cause more harm than good?

Despite the lack of evidence, disinfection tunnels are being set up at crowded places like malls, markets and offices as it was initially believed that the tunnel would work as a mass disinfectant. We asked experts to explain the risk of disinfection tunnel and does it cause more harm than good?

[EXPERT REACTION] Does eating alkaline foods help beat COVID-19?

A social media post has been circulating urging people to eat alkaline food with pH level that is higher than SARS-CoV-2, including lemon, lime, avocado and garlic. This rumour is based on the premise that your diet can alter the pH value — the measurement of acidity or alkalinity — of your body and thus, fight of the coronavirus.

[EXPERT REACTION] Should the MCO be extended?

In less than 24-hours, the government will announce whether the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended. Medical experts from the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC) today urged the government to extend the MCO beyond phase two which ends on April 14. Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to announce the decision on Friday, April 10.

[EXPERT REACTION] How to clean your groceries and stay safe when food shopping?

Supermarkets and grocery stores which are still allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) are probably places where the products are touched by a large number of people. While we may practice precaution such as washing hands regularly and practising social distancing, how about the handling of the groceries?

[REAKSI PAKAR] Bolehkah haiwan kesayangan bawa virus COVID-19?

Susulan laporan terkini berkenaan seekor harimau di sebuah zoo di New York yang dijangkiti penyakit COVID-19 serta laporan sebelum ini melibatkan beberapa haiwan yang dijangkiti virus berkenaan termasuk beberapa anjing di Hong Kong dan seekor kucing di Belgium, kami telah bertanyakan beberapa pakar berkenaan kebarangkalian kucing dan haiwan kesayangan lain berisiko dalam penyebaran coronavirus

[REAKSI PAKAR] Antara harimau, kucing dan COVID-19

Baru-baru ini dilaporkan seekor harimau Malaya di sebuah zoo di New York, Amerika Syarikat dikesan positif virus COVID-19. Kes ini merupakan yang pertama seumpamanya yang melibatkan seekor harimau dijangkiti virus berkenaan. Kami mendapatkan reaksi Dekan Fakulti Peubatan Veterinar, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Prof Dr Abdul Rahman untuk penjelasan lanjut.