• News
    Yahoo News Singapore

    SDP removes ‘No to 10m population’ aim from GE2020 campaign after Heng Swee Keat’s statement

    The SDP is claiming “victory” on its call against a 10-million population and has removed it from the party’s General Election (GE) campaign following comments by two ministers that the government had never set such a population target.

  • Celebrity
    The Independent

    Will Smith ‘gave blessing for wife Jada Pinkett Smith to have affair’ with singer August Alsina

    Will Smith gave singer August Alsina “his blessing” to have a relationship with the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, it has been claimed.Alsina addressed the long-standing rumours he was romantically linked with Pinkett Smith during an interview with The Breakfast Club host Angela Yee.

  • Health
    The Telegraph

    Coronavirus vaccine 'almost 100pc certain to be found'

    A coronavirus vaccine is "almost certain" to be found thanks to the "collective worldwide brainpower" being devoted to the search, according to one of the world's leading investors in biotechnology companies. Geoffrey Hsu of Orbimed, the globe's largest dedicated healthcare investment company, said one or more of the almost 150 vaccines being tested were almost sure to prove effective. The same applied to some of the 257 potential treatments undergoing trial. "The chances are close to 100 per cent that one or more will show some level of efficacy," he told The Telegraph. "So many approaches on vaccines and treatments are being tried – think about the collective brainpower being applied worldwide." He pointed out that 17 candidate vaccines were in clinical trials and another 132 in the preclinical phase, according to the World Health Organisation, while separate figures from the Milken Institute put the number of treatments in clinical or preclinal trials at 257. Mr Hsu said a new disease would normally prompt far fewer attempts to find a vaccine. "It's usually just a handful – maybe five or so. Definitely not hundreds." He said it was not necessary for a vaccine to be 100 per cent effective. "The seasonal flu vaccine is only 40-60* per cent effective but this is sufficient to reduce the spread of the disease," he said. "An effectiveness of 50-70 per cent will slow transmission down. And those people who still get the disease despite having been vaccinated will tend to get it less severely. "The holy grail is 100 per cent effectiveness but I don't think you need it." On Wednesday America's Food & Drug Administration said it wanted any widely deployed vaccine to have at least 50pc efficacy. Mr Hsu acknowledged that a vaccine had already been approved in China for use among its military personnel and said similar "emergency use" approval of a vaccine for use only in certain situations was likely in America before the end of the year. Approval for use in the general population would follow later. On Wednesday Pfizer, the giant American drugmaker, and a German company called BioNTech announced "early positive data from an ongoing phase 1/2 study of an mRNA-based vaccine candidate" for Covid-19. *Amended from 30-50 per cent, as published originally

  • Entertainment
    Harper's Bazaar

    18 Best Horror Movies on Netflix

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for great scary movies.From Harper's BAZAAR

  • News
    Yahoo News Singapore

    GE2020: We can do better, says Pritam of decision not to send WP candidate for Mandarin TV debate

    The Workers’ Party has explained its decision not to send a candidate to participate in a televised General Election debate in Mandarin on national television

  • News
    Yahoo News Singapore

    GE2020: 7 parties take to national television to broadcast manifestos

    Seven political parties took to national television to broadcast their campaign manifestos to the public, in the first of two party political broadcast scheduled for this General Election.