“If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Some wars are fought with spears; others with syringes. But regardless of the enemy’s size, ignorance towards one’s enemy spells doom to all victories. The following dismal facts reveal that we are at war. As of 9 March 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Disease coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected at least 110,000 individuals and killed around 3,800 individuals across the globe(1).

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus, but…

Toh Qin Kane

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