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COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap
February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap

By Troy Stangarone
As in many countries, the pandemic has had an outsized impact on women.

Why South Korea Still Hasn’t Vaccinated Anyone 
February 18, 2021

Why South Korea Still Hasn’t Vaccinated Anyone 

By Justin Fendos
South Korea's delayed start to vaccinations is likely due to the government's initial preference for domestic production.
The Impact of COVID-19 on South Korean Trade in 2020
February 04, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on South Korean Trade in 2020

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea took minimal economic damage overall, but sector-specific impacts varied widely.

South Korea’s Vision for a More Inclusive Pandemic Recovery
January 28, 2021

South Korea’s Vision for a More Inclusive Pandemic Recovery

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea was already struggling with economic inequality. The pandemic has made things worse.

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term
January 14, 2021

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term

By Troy Stangarone
President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Address reveals the focus for his last full year in office. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 recovery tops the list.

Part-time Workers in South Korea Out of Luck
December 22, 2020

Part-time Workers in South Korea Out of Luck

By Mitch Shin
With the number of new cases rising, employers are asking part-time workers to furlough indefinitely. 

South Korea Prepares for Its Worst COVID-19 Scenario Yet
December 15, 2020

South Korea Prepares for Its Worst COVID-19 Scenario Yet

By Mitch Shin
Seoul has hesitated to tighten restrictions thus far, even as health authorities predict the number of daily cases might top 1,000.
South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak
December 01, 2020

South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak

By Mitch Shin
As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb, there are increasing calls for the government to institute stronger social distancing measures.

South Korea Faces Another Possible Outbreak of COVID-19
November 17, 2020

South Korea Faces Another Possible Outbreak of COVID-19

By Mitch Shin
With more than 200 newly confirmed cases per day recently, Seoul has strengthened social distancing yet again. 

South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Deaths Preview COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges
November 04, 2020

South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Deaths Preview COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges

By Justin Fendos
The public panic over flu vaccine safety highlights the potential problems facing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Amid Rising Panic Over Deaths, South Korean Government Urges People to Get Flu Shots
October 27, 2020

Amid Rising Panic Over Deaths, South Korean Government Urges People to Get Flu Shots

By Mitch Shin
As more than 59 deaths were reported soon after a shot, the South Korean government is asking people to trust its health officials that the vaccine is safe.
How Do Americans View South Korea’s COVID-19 Response?
October 21, 2020

How Do Americans View South Korea’s COVID-19 Response?

By Juni Kim
Most Americans view South Korea's COVID response positively -- but less so than countries like Canada, Japan, and Australia.

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