Get comfortable with being uncomfortable: Experiences from diagnostic radiographers a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

Title: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable: Experiences from diagnostic radiographers a year into the COVID-19 pandemic
Authors: Tay, Yi XiangTan, CatherineHuang, YanglinMcNulty, Jonathan al.
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Date: Sep-2021
Online since: 2022-06-03T09:10:59Z
Abstract: 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%
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Volume: 52
Issue: 3
Start page: 332
End page: 339
Copyright (published version): 2021 Elsevier
Keywords: COVID-19Diagnostic radiographerGeneral radiographyCoronavirus
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmir.2021.05.003
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1939-8654
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