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    Get comfortable with being uncomfortable: Experiences from diagnostic radiographers a year into the COVID-19 pandemic
    In Singapore, the ripple effect from the first imported case has been powerful. In the first few days there was little sign of the impact that was coming. While there was some sense of worry, everyday life went on. No one expected the impact of COVID-19 to be so dramatic that certain aspects of the population's daily life had to be permanently modified. Drastic changes were made to the country's working lifestyle, society, economy, and healthcare sector -a result of public health measures introduced by the government. Through local transmission, the pandemic rapidly reached statistical milestones. Within 2 weeks after first case was reported, Singapore's risk assessment was raised following increased local community spread [2]. The tipping point occurred when Singapore experienced increased risk of asymptomatic spread, which led to the implementation of an elevated set of safe distancing measures from April 7 to June 1 (1 month, 3 weeks and 4 days) [3,4]. The duration of the “circuit breaker”, which included partial lockdowns, had a significant impact on many. From an economic perspective, this safe distancing measure has been estimated to have reduced Singapore's annual real gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.2%
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