In this study, researchers discovered that Singapore was the most active in communicating with the public via Facebook, but the United States and England provided more accurate information. Researchers conducted a comparative analysis of three countries’ public health authorities Facebook Read More
This study examined the feasibility of screening all patients with respiratory symptoms for COVID-19. Between Feb 5-March 18, 2020, researchers from Singapore General Hospital (SGH) introduced a “respiratory surveillance ward” (RSW) to segregate all patients with respiratory symptoms in designated Read More
This cross-sectional study evaluated the effectiveness of a staff protection and surveillance strategy in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), a 1600-bed multidisciplinary acute-care hospital in Singapore. Since 2003, TTSH has routinely fit-tested staff for high filtration N95 respirators, and established Read More
This letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describes ways Singapore has avoided nursing home transmission of COVID-19 including the restriction of visitors to all healthcare institutions, prescreening of visitors, and reduction in unnecessary transfer Read More
This study showed we should expect clusters of transmission, and that enhanced surveillance and contact tracing are essential to minimize it. This case series gathered epidemiological and clinical data from individuals with confirmed COVID-19 from 3 clusters of COVID-19 linked Read More
This Annals of Internal Medicine case report discusses the risks and outcomes of health care workers caring for a patient with severe pneumonia prior to the patient’s COVID-19 diagnosis being known. The patient was hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, required supplemental Read More
This study showed that headaches are a common problem associated with PPE usage in healthcare workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those with pre-existing headache issues. COVID-19 is causing many healthcare workers to wear PPE much more than usual. Read More

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