Boo Soon Yew ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Profile picture
A Liverpool Fan from Malaysia.. who is also a born-again Christian and has a keen interest in education.. now embracing a political responsibility + catman meow
18 Oct
Vaccines have this uncanny effect of reducing cases across the board !! And it covers not only the Fully Vaccinated, only 1 Dose.. but even the Unvaccinated !! #COVID19 #Penang #Vaccines link.medium.com/QDGDW2Vorkb
Vaccines work in the same way like any other vaccines, which is to break the chain of infection. Here both the reservoir & host are impacted by vaccination.. leading to a reduced population carrying the virus.
nfid.org/2016/10/18/helโ€ฆ
This reduces risk of infection across the board as overall persons able to carry the virus, or hosts able to infect others reduce correspondingly.
A bit like concept of "herd immunity" .. except that Covid-19 Vaccines don't offer same expected results..
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/โ€ฆ
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29 Jul
Very honest look at breakthrough infections amongst HCWs who are already fully vaccinated.. 1/n
nejm.org/doi/full/10.10โ€ฆ
Out of 1497 fully vaccinated HCWs tested, 39 had breakthrough infection.. yet most of these cases were mild or asymptomatic.

Though 19% had persistent symptoms.. 2/n
nejm.org/doi/full/10.10โ€ฆ
Breakdown of the 39 HCWs infected:
18 nurses
10 admin or maintenance
6 allied health
5 physicians
This might not differ much from even Hospital settings in Malaysia, in terms of case proportion by profession.. 3/n
nejm.org/doi/full/10.10โ€ฆ
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26 Jul
AMAZING WIN by #HidalynDiaz of the #PHI !!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
And 9 months ago, she was stranded but training here in Melaka !!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
stadiumastro.com/berita-sukan/hโ€ฆ
As they say.. determination knows no bounds !!
google.com/amp/s/www.bharโ€ฆ
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26 Jul
To catch the thread on #HartalDoktorKontrak today, a historic first of Contract Doctors standing up to defend their status that truly merits a permanent post in government service.. and NOT be at the mercy of yearly renewals !!
#HARTAL2021 #hartal

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23 Jul
A very good look at how #Vaccination reduces mutation in #SARSCoV2 , the causative agent of #COVID19 !! .. 1/n
medrxiv.org/content/10.110โ€ฆ
Research was done on 2 prongs: First was by comparing data, analyzing over 1.8 million #SARSCoV2 genomes from 183 countries.. comparing to vaccination rates.. 2/n
medrxiv.org/content/10.110โ€ฆ
Results were remarkable !!
Definitely a decline in diversity of #SARSCoV2 lineage, coinciding with onset of mass #vaccination in countries !! .. 3/n
medrxiv.org/content/10.110โ€ฆ
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22 Jul
New FFPP (Free Food for the People Project) today !! Image
Today #GrabBoo on duty .. Image
New FFPP (Free Food for the People Project) today, 23/7/2021.. delivery coming up !! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿš™ Image
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21 Jul
It tugs on your heart-strings.. ๐Ÿ˜ข
The homeless..
who spend the night here..
Targetted Free Food for the Needy @ #Komtar #Penang ImageImage
This evening, those at #Komtar have Nasi Campur for dinner !! .. Targetted Free Food for the Needy.. #Penang .. 22/7/2021 Image
Morning ๐ŸŒ„ !!
Today from #Komtar .. refreshing sandwiches ๐Ÿฅช !! Targetted Free Food for the Needy .. #Penang .. 23/7/2021.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ImageImage
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17 Jul
This is a very good & objective study showing that waning antibody levels in vaccinated individuals will be inevitable.. 1/n
thelancet.com/journals/lanceโ€ฆ
The sample size is good.. n = 605, from participants in England & Wales.. 2/n
thelancet.com/journals/lanceโ€ฆ
And the results..
A significant trend of declining S-antibody levels seen in BOTH ChAdOx1 & BNT162b2 #vaccines or the #AstraZeneca & #PfizerBiontech respectively.. 3/n
thelancet.com/journals/lanceโ€ฆ
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17 Jul
Today's #FoodPack for Needy Families @ Cyberjaya .. 15 families .. #BenderaPutih #whiteflag .. Sat, 17th July 2021 .. Again those who wish to contribute can DM me. This project runs for a few days ahead ..
1/n
And #FoodPacks for Needy Families @ Cyberjaya .. ready to roll !!
#FoodPack packing done !!
.. #BenderaPutih for Needy Families @ Cyberjaya ..
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17 Jul
New FFPP today !!
Free Food for the People Project !! .. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž #Penang
Food & Drinks on the road !!
๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฅค .. FFPP for Sat, 17th July 2021 ..
Another different preparation here.. for delivery to another location !! FFPP in #Penang on this Sat, 17th July 2021 .. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‹
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16 Jul
It was a bright & sunny ๐ŸŒž Stage 19 of #TDF2021 .. and good commanding win by @matmohoric !! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
A tribute by tbe stage winner, @matmohoric & @BHRVictorious !! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #TDF2021
The Yellow Jersey is firmly on @TamauPogi !! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
TQ @MaillotjauneLCL
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16 Jul
Current Project: #FoodPacks for Needy Families @ Cyberjaya (they exist !!)
RM80/pack with:
Eggs
Bihun
Rice 5kg
Sugar
Tea
Coffee
Instant Noodles
Flour
Canned Sardines
Kicap Manis
Chilli Sauce
Cooking Oil
Bag

15 families today = RM1,200
Those who wish to contribute can DM me
It all started on 11th July 2021, with 7 families.. #FoodPacks for Needy Families @ Cyberjaya !!
This was 13th July 2021 for 11 families.. #FoodPack for Needy Families @ Cyberjaya ..
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15 Jul
BRILLIANT !!
Another fight into the final 1km of stage 18, in the Tour de France, #TDF2021 !!! Tordano ๐ŸŒช๏ธfrom #Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ .. @TamauPogi .. sweeping all contenders aside !!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป .. cc @LeTour
The final moments of stage 18.. raw footage with no commentary.. Enjoy the race & the finish !!
#TDF2021
One of the heroes who did his part.. in stage 18 of #TDF2021 .. @EnricMasNicolau of @Movistar_Team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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24 Jun
Latest on #COVID19 #Variants is now on Delta Plus .. reputed to be even higher percentage in transmissibility.. But at the moment, no such cases in Singapore..
Delta Plus #SARSCoV2 has extra mutation on spike protein K417N.. 1/n
straitstimes.com/singapore/no-cโ€ฆ
Latest about #DeltaPlus #Variant here .. It has made appearance obviously in India, also in UK & USA.. 2/n
google.com/amp/s/www.cnbcโ€ฆ
Here it is as reported in an article from India.. #DeltaPlus #Variant ..
A note in this article also abt the K417N mutation being present in the Beta Variant.. 3/n
google.com/amp/s/indianexโ€ฆ
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24 Jun
Important note for our HCWs..
#COVID19 case in Singapore, describes a nurse who interacted with #COVID patients.. fully vaccinated.. She wore full PPE; with N95 mask, face shield, goggles, gown, gloves.. yet was infected.
straitstimes.com/singapore/healโ€ฆ
Screenshots of the article above.. 1/2
straitstimes.com/singapore/healโ€ฆ
Screenshots of the article above.. 2/2
straitstimes.com/singapore/healโ€ฆ
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22 Jun
News, 3 days back about Hospital in Kuantan, Pahang..
sinarharian.com.my/ampArticle/145โ€ฆ
Originating from chaperone to a patient in the ward..
Another story on the HCWs (healthcare workers) who were obviously swabbed.. but..
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22 Jun
Overall .. despite today's 195 cases in #Penang .. we are still seeing a Downward Trend in #COVID19 cases.. Data presented is for period of 4th Jun till 21st Jun 2021.. 1/n
codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/06/22/penโ€ฆ
First a #throwback for comparison, especially the Sporadic or Unlinked #COVID19 cases in #Penang which hit a high of 68% from 10th May till 3rd Jun 2021.. 2/n
codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/06/04/neaโ€ฆ
Then, it was a rising trend of not only total #COVID19 cases in #Penang but also percentage of sporadic cases.. from 55.4% between 19th Mac till 9th May 2021 till the 68.5% for 10/5 till 3/6.. 3/n
codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/05/11/halโ€ฆ
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21 Jun
Now this interesting !!
An Environment Minister objecting to a project creating seemingly good alternative energy.. but yet to power production of hydrogen from electrolysis of sea water !! .. 1/n
Port Hedland is at north-west part of Western Australia, WA .. with a mix of township & industry.. 2/n
porthedland.wa.gov.au/our-community/โ€ฆ
The Guardian article here describes a new proposes project at Port Hedland.. one that involves building a renewable energy export facility.. 3/n
amp.theguardian.com/australia-newsโ€ฆ
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20 Jun
CONGRATS Kisona ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜
Good fight.. Jin Wei !!
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ
#SpanishInternational #badminton #Malaysia

google.com/amp/s/www.nst.โ€ฆ
Good win again !!
By Wei Chong & Kai Wun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ
#SpanishInternational #badminton #Malaysia ImageImage
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19 Jun
Morning Tan Sri @DGHisham & @KKMPutrajaya .. A study from #Finland shows 100% of #COVID19 px in ICU were unvaccinated !!

Article is in Finnish which you can translate with Google with a tap at bottom right corner.. 1/n

yle.fi/uutiset/3-1198โ€ฆ
A good way for KKM to convince people in Malaysia that #COVID19 #vaccine helps prevent serious illness !!

This article in Finnish can be translated to English at a tap .. and it tells of how so many hospitals were surveyed.. on their ICU #COVID19
px.. 2/n
yle.fi/uutiset/3-1198โ€ฆ ImageImageImage
Reading on .. we find its methodology.. is by a simple series of questions.. 3/n
cc @DGHisham @KKMPutrajaya

yle.fi/uutiset/3-1198โ€ฆ Image
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