Debate on strategy to emerge stronger from COVID-19: Yip Hon Weng on targeted support for specific problems

At the Singapore Parliamentary session on 14 October 2020, Member of Parliament Yip Hon Weng said he was struck by some of SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute Director Professor David Chan’s comments at a recent forum by the National Library Board on “Living with the Pandemic” and in his book “Combating a Crisis”. Mr Yip said he was sure Prof Chan's comments resonate with Members of Parliament as they meet many Singaporeans seeking help at the Meet-the-People sessions and during their house visits. Prof Chan described how the pandemic has uncovered new vulnerable groups, and discussed how we need to better understand the reality from these groups’ perspectives so that we can work effectively with them to navigate post-pandemic challenges.