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Despite remarkable efforts by scientists around the world to find a cure or vaccine for the deadly Covid-19 virus, and doctors trying to enlighten patients about the do’s and don’ts  to keep one free from the virus, there’s still much that we don’t understand and are all now part of a planet-wide experiment seeking answers.

Executive Director of Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (Mabic), Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan urged the public to follow the SOPs and instructions implemented by the government in order to have a safe Deepavali as the city prepares to light up the festival with firecrackers, flower pots and sparklers. 

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Dr. Mahaletchumy has also emphasised the importance on seeking accurate information with regards to Covid-19 through the Science Media Centre Malaysia (SMC Malaysia), which is an online forum that provides factual and evidence-based information that journalists can use to report on challenging or divisive topics that make headlines.

Source: The Edge

The 51-year-old mother of two who hails from Klang, is also known as the founder and editor-in-chief of Malaysia’s first science newspaper, Petri Dish. Her name was listed among one of the world’s 100 most prominent people in biotechnology, by the Scientific American Worldview in 2015.

That sounds amazing right!

Mabic promotes biotechnology in Malaysia by offering accurate and evidence-based information to government agencies, research institutes, universities, farmers, trade groups, industry leaders and the media. Driven by this, the editorial team hopes that better decisions will be made on healthcare, environmental management and lifestyle choices.
Take some time out and listen to what Dr. Mahaletchumy has to say on the virus.