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A life worth living, not stunted by Covid-19

Having more information can help us make better individual choices in our ongoing struggle to live with Covid-19

Putting on a mask is now second nature for many young children, but masks may hinder their social development. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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Some weeks ago, we ran out of ginger at home. In between work meetings, I did a supermarket run with my three-year-old daughter, home because her pre-school was closed for cleaning owing to a Covid-19 case.

As I parked the car, she complained that her face mask was damp and asked for a new one. I sighed inwardly, passed her a fresh mask and went round to her child seat to help her - only to find that she didn't need any assistance.

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