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尚穆根再提陈有明医生之帖,要求毕丹星澄清他是否确实同意亚菲言的观点

Jun 21, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
两天前,裕廊集选区议员陈有明在一篇针对这位新加坡著名剧作家的文章中提出了此事,作为此事的跟进,律政兼内政部长尚穆根要求工人党秘书长毕丹星澄清他对亚菲言观点的立场。

“毕丹星先生发表了一些言论,似乎暗示每个人都不是完美的,没有人是完美的,这意味着他似乎接受了亚菲言的帖子确实和陈有明医生所说的一样。但他没有明确表示自己的立场,也没有明确表示他是否知道亚菲言所说的话。”

尚穆根指出,毕丹星的帖子“似乎接受了亚菲言的之前发的帖子确实如陈有明医生所说的那样,但他没有明确说明自己的立场”。

陈有明医生发的帖文是是经过深思熟虑的。

亚菲言先生在这个问题上已经无关紧要了,但是当毕丹星先生作为反对党领袖在议会中站出来支持亚菲言先生,并说他是一位“爱国的批评者”时,我认为我们有权提问,在一个健全的民主国家里,你究竟站在哪一边?

为了让毕丹星先生能够给予一个正面的回答,陈有明医生问道:“在你说亚菲言先生是一位“爱国的批评者”并且不应该被批评之前,你读过那些帖子吗?”

毕丹星先生提出的一些观点似乎表明,并非每个人都是完美的,这意味着他似乎接受了亚菲言之前发的帖子确实如同陈有明医生所说的那样。

现在这些炮轰陈有明医生的人却只字不提这是民主,这是言论自由。

陈有明医说了什么?他不过是陈述了亚菲言所说的话,然后告诉了毕丹星先生,难道不是吗?

背景图片:亚菲言对陈有明的贴文进行了反驳。

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.