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Shin Jie Yong
Neurobiology MSc postgrad in Malaysia | 2x published academic author | 100+ articles on coronavirus | Freelance medical writer |
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Understanding the nature of the potential harm helps us discern its risk.

Genetic vaccines and platelet disorders

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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

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


  1. What I Saw and Didn’t See at a COVID Vaccination Clinic: Ryan P. Gilley, Ph.D., an infectious disease researcher, describes his inspiring experiences as a volunteer administering vaccines for Covid-19. While the media tends to cover vaccine skepticism and hesitancy, Dr. Gilley witnessed the opposite, writing that “I saw what “in this together” really looks like.”
  2. Concerns of Lipid Nanoparticle Carrying mRNA…

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A new hint into the pandemic origin — with input from a professor — that we may need to think beyond Yunnan.

Coronavirus intermediate host in brief

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Detailing the arguments for and against this concern with input from experts.

Current vaccines rely on spike protein

Wasn’t SARS-CoV-2 supposed to become less deadly as it evolves? After all, a dead host is a dead-end for viruses.

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While it’s not the main route of transmission, it’s still possible.

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1. Receptor for entry

A newsletter on the various topics covered this month, such as PCR test, vitamin D, evolution, long-COVID, and others.

  1. A Lab Sped Up Coronavirus Evolution to Find What Mutation Might Emerge and Potential Drug: To see what future SARS-CoV-2 might look like, researchers accelerated its evolution in the lab. Initial results gave rise to the N501Y and E484K mutations, consistent with…

The sad thing is how shockingly little we know about myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

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Although the new trial finds no benefit, it still tells us important things about vitamin D and Covid-19.

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