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Shin Jie Yong
MSc student | 4x published academic author | 100+ articles on coronavirus | Freelance medical writer | | Malaysia

A concise update of what’s going on and what it would take to convince everyone.

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Topics discussed include acute Covid-19, long-COVID, MIS-C, anaphylaxis, Shoenfeld’s syndrome, ITP, myocarditis, VITT, societal factors, and X-factor.

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A newsletter providing a short account of the articles published in the past month.

Coronavirus vaccine

  1. Why Vaccine Boosters May Not Solve the Mutating Coronavirus Problem: With the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spreading far and wide, mutations will happen. Some mutations…

We got it wrong with cholera, measles, tuberculosis, and SARS-CoV-2

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The third, most worrisome one is just recently noted.

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  • It can cause severe pneumonia, blood clots, and multi-organ failure that can hospitalize a person and can be fatal, especially for those who…

Humans don’t always win against evolving viruses, but there are reasons to be optimistic

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A newsletter providing a brief account of the topics covered last month.

Coronavirus vaccines

  1. Platelet Disorders and Genetic Vaccines Might Have A Biological Link, but It’s Negligible: As genetic (mRNA/DNA) vaccines are relatively new technology, many things about them are still unclear. Specifically, data on the tissue biodistribution of mRNA (e.g., Pfizer and Moderna) and DNA…

Making sense of the information on vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) out there to see what this is all about.

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An overview of the WHO-China investigation report, an update on current knowledge, and some next steps

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After 15 months of consistent scientific writing online, here’s what I’ve got to share

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1. Measure your cumulative progress rather than your weekly or monthly performance

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