Swee Kheng Khor

Swee Kheng Khor

Dr Swee Kheng Khor specialises in health systems, health policies and global health, and is currently based at the University of Oxford

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Opinion | Coronavirus ‘travel bubbles’ must be rooted in science, not politics

Nations looking to safely open their borders must have frank private discussions followed by full transparency, and prioritise public health.

7 Jul 2020 - 12:55PM

Nations looking to safely open their borders must have frank private discussions followed by full transparency, and prioritise public health.

Coronavirus ‘travel bubbles’ must be rooted in science, not politics
Opinion | Until there’s a Covid-19 vaccine, here are three ways governments can make decisions to restart their countries

With no end in sight until a Covid-19 vaccine is developed, here are three ways governments can restart their economies and societies as quickly and safely as possible.

12 May 2020 - 2:38PM

With no end in sight until a Covid-19 vaccine is developed, here are three ways governments can restart their economies and societies as quickly and safely as possible.

Until there’s a Covid-19 vaccine, here are three ways governments can make decisions to restart their countries
Opinion | Coronavirus: are travel bans an effective way to curb Covid-19’s spread?

Politicising an outbreak is irresponsible. Viruses have no passports and those who want to travel will find a way, says Swee Kheng Khor.

10 Mar 2020 - 7:17AM

Politicising an outbreak is irresponsible. Viruses have no passports and those who want to travel will find a way, says Swee Kheng Khor.

Coronavirus: are travel bans an effective way to curb Covid-19’s spread?
Opinion | How will Malaysia fight the coronavirus with no health minister amid political turmoil?

Interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad currently has no cabinet but Malaysia’s health system is resilient enough to excel despite the upheaval.

19 Mar 2020 - 12:39AM

Interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad currently has no cabinet but Malaysia’s health system is resilient enough to excel despite the upheaval.

How will Malaysia fight the coronavirus with no health minister amid political turmoil?
Opinion | Doctors aren’t enough – to fight the new coronavirus, we need an all-of-science response

Fighting a species-level threat like Covid-19 requires the best brains from disciplines as varied as chemistry, AI, sociology and psychology.

17 Feb 2020 - 7:43AM

Fighting a species-level threat like Covid-19 requires the best brains from disciplines as varied as chemistry, AI, sociology and psychology.

Doctors aren’t enough – to fight the new coronavirus, we need an all-of-science response
Opinion | Coronavirus fight is between species, not countries – we need science and solidarity to beat it

This current outbreak will burn itself out eventually, but it won’t be the last one our world has to face. More science and truth is needed if we want to triumph quicker next time, says Dr Swee Kheng Khor.

8 Feb 2020 - 10:47AM

This current outbreak will burn itself out eventually, but it won’t be the last one our world has to face. More science and truth is needed if we want to triumph quicker next time, says Dr Swee Kheng Khor.

Coronavirus fight is between species, not countries – we need science and solidarity to beat it