Editor's Corner: June 2021

Stay vigilant in fight against COVID-19

By Amanda Lee, Editor, The LKCMedicine

Over the past few weeks, there have been several COVID-19 community cases in Singapore.

On 13 May, Singapore reported 24 community cases – the highest number of locally transmitted coronavirus cases since 11 July last year, which saw 16 such cases.

Our School’s primary teaching hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, saw a new cluster of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Tighter measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus were implemented by the Government. For instance, from 16 May, group gatherings were reduced to two people, and work from home is the default mode at workplaces.

The recent spike of community cases and the new measures are a stark reminder that we must remain vigilant, as the fight against the coronavirus is far from over. We must continue to mask up, practice good hygiene such as regularly and thoroughly cleaning our hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with water and soap. 

In this issue, we speak to the Class of 2021, who has entered the workforce during the pandemic. They share with us their experiences working in the healthcare sector during these trying times.

Assistant Director (Health & Safety) Dr Sini Mathew also pens a message about how the School has adapted to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Stay safe, stay well, and don’t miss the latest happenings in the June issue of The LKCMedicine!

Professor Joseph Sung, Dean

Siti Rohanah Koid

Amanda Lee

Contributors & writers
Huang Daran 
Katie Baines
Meg Carter 
Shireen Federico
Dr Sini Mathew 
Zavier Lim

Editorial Board
Professor Lim Kah Leong
Professor Philip Ingham FRS
A/Prof Tham Kum Ying
Dr Vivien Chiong
Mr Andrew Scheuber
Ms Suzanne Lim