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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, November 28, 2021 | 22:49
COVID-19 deaths on the rise amid 4th wave of infections
The health authorities here are alarmed by a recent surge in the number of deaths from COVID-19 as the country grapples with its fourth wave of infections.
Government struggling to cope with COVID-19 infections among migrant workers
The government is struggling to cope with a recent surge in COVID-19 cases among migrant workers, who are vulnerable to infection clusters due to their often dense living environments and poor working conditions. A total of 1,643 foreign nationals in the country were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus from Aug. 22 to 28, accounting for 13.8 percent of the total inf...
Gov't incentives for vaccine clinical trial volunteers raise eyebrows
Questions are growing over how serious the government is about homegrown COVID-19 vaccine development, as it is offering a set of incentives too unappealing to encourage people to participate in the clinical trials. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, clinical trial volunteers will get discounted admissions to national parks and museums, including the National Sc...
Tightened curfew, vaccine incentives draw controversy
The government's decision to extend the current social distancing measures has drawn controversy, as many believe that such measures will not help curb the virus spread while only driving more self-employed up against the wall. Along with the extension, the government also tightened the curfew on eateries and cafes, and expanded incentives offered to people who have been vacc...
Is a 'living with COVID-19' strategy feasible in Korea?
The current fourth wave of infections that is sweeping the country is proving to be tougher and longer than previous ones. The strongest social distancing measures, which have been in place for several weeks, have been failing to curb the virus spread. The prolonged restrictions, including a ceiling on the number of people in private gatherings and a nighttime curfew on eater...
AZ vaccine unexpectedly catching on among 30s, 40s
Many people in their 30s and 40s are snatching up leftover AstraZeneca vaccines after the government recently revised the age limit for the vaccine, defying earlier expectations that they would shun the product due to concerns over the risk of side effects. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) lowered the minimum age of eligibility for the vaccine to 30, Aug...
Moderna to increase vaccine supply to Korea in coming months
Moderna has notified the government that it will increase its supply of COVID-19 vaccine this month and September, adding it will make every effort to speed up the planned delivery of doses for next month, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tuesday. The U.S. pharmaceutical company will inform the ministry about specific shipment dates and amounts by the end of t...
Gov't to incentivize vaccine trial volunteers
The Korean government will offer incentives to participants in clinical trials of domestic COVID-19 vaccines, as a part of its efforts to expedite vaccine development here amid the ongoing global competition in vaccine procurement. “We will put our full efforts into the safe development of domestic vaccines, while doing our best to provide incentives to those who are particip...
How COVID-19 has affected campus life in Korea
Freshman year of college in Korea usually begins with meeting new friends during orientation. New students are also invited to engage in various extracurricular activities, while enjoying energetic and vibrant campus life by attending festivals and other events that get people together. But for those who entered university after the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, their fres...
Public irked by government's flip-flopping on AstraZeneca vaccines
The government's recent decision to revise the age limit on AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine as a measure to effectively use leftover doses has deepened public distrust about the nationwide vaccination drive. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Friday that people aged 30 and above are now allowed to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, a change from its prev...
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