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Doctor in the House: Why We Need Continuous Genomic Surveillance of COVID-19 Variants

Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist | Dr Dale Fisher, Professor of Infectious Diseases

18-Jun-21 16:00

Doctor in the House: Why We Need Continuous Genomic Surveillance of COVID-19 Variants

Medical experts have been talking about COVID-19 variants and the importance of genomic surveillance, but what exactly does that involve? With variants of concern spreading across the country - and the world - we are joined by consultant urologist Dr George Lee and Dr Dale Fisher, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the National University of Singapore to find out what effective genomic surveillance looks like, what Singapore is doing to keep track of variants within their borders and what Malaysia can learn from our neighbour. 

 

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy


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