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Title: Trends in respiratory virus infections during the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore, 2020
Authors: Wan, Wei Yee
Thoon, Koh Cheng
Loo, Liat Hui
Chan, Kian Sing
Oon, Lynette L. E.
Ramasamy, Adaikalavan
Maiwald, Matthias
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Wan, W. Y., Thoon, K. C., Loo, L. H., Chan, K. S., Oon, L. L. E., Ramasamy, A. & Maiwald, M. (2021). Trends in respiratory virus infections during the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore, 2020. JAMA Network Open, 4(6), e2115973-.
Journal: JAMA Network Open 
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to the world. Many jurisdictions implemented control measures, such as border closures, lockdowns, school and business closures, travel restrictions, mask wearing, and social distancing. This was associated with changes in the prevalence of other respiratory viruses, predominantly influenza viruses1,2 but others as well.3 Singapore represents a unique setting that is credited with having a successful COVID-19 response. It went through different response phases, from prelockdown (pandemic level 3) to a full lockdown (known as circuit breaker), followed by a phased reopening, during which schools and businesses reopened but social distancing measures and universal mask wearing remained in place (eTable in the Supplement). Our aim in this study was to assess the associated changes in respiratory virus prevalence in 2020 compared with the prepandemic year 2019.
ISSN: 2574-3805
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.15973
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
Organisations: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
National University of Singapore
Rights: © 2021 Wan WY et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License.
Fulltext Permission: open
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