'Emerging infections are not fiction any more': NCID head Leo Yee Sin on preparing for Disease X

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NCID turns three in September. Its executive director Leo Yee Sin speaks to ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo about the centre's role in keeping Singapore safe.
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SINGAPORE - The nation’s key pandemic-fighting powerhouse is being strengthened to help Singapore cope with the next disease to hit the country, even as it continues to battle current outbreaks.

After a baptism of fire with Covid-19, the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), which turns three in September, is boosting its clinical, public health and research arms to deal with Disease X, said its chief Leo Yee Sin.

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