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Covid19: Singapore's Obsession With Comic Superheroes

Covid19: Singapore's Obsession With Comic Superheroes

Remember the Virus Vanguard comic Covid19 superheroes? This superhero team was a collaboration between Gov.sg and art collective Band of Doodlers. However the drawings got taken down one day after being introduced on the gov.sg website. Well, it looks like the Singapore government still cannot get enough of superheroes. The Economic Development Board (EDB) recently released another four cartoon "heroes". These cartoon characters are meant to represent four different Covid19 diagnostic test kits for detection, contact tracing and containment efforts.

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Government sponsored content if done correctly can help raise the morale of the people. But being our government, they did it in a manner so out of touch with the common man that it immediately got condemnation from every kaypoh online. As it should. I mean "Fake News Buster" is clearly POFMA trying to rebrand himself as a force for security and totally not undermining the limited freedom of speech in this country.

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