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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 and Juni Kim
Most Americans view South Korea's COVID response positively -- but less so than countries like Canada, Japan, and Australia.
What Do South Koreans Think of Their Government’s COVID-19 Response?
October 07, 2020

What Do South Koreans Think of Their Government’s COVID-19 Response?

By Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn, Andi Dahmer, and Isabel Eliassen
Early on, South Korea was touted as a model of COVID-19 containment. Does the public still approve of the government’s approach?

South Korea Baffled by Stop-and-Search, Police Bus Walls During Protests
October 05, 2020

South Korea Baffled by Stop-and-Search, Police Bus Walls During Protests

By Tae-jun Kang
Moves to disrupt anti-government protests were justified as a COVID-19 response measure, but many suspect a darker motivation.

South Korea President Stresses Peace, Inclusiveness, and Multilateralism at UN
September 23, 2020

South Korea President Stresses Peace, Inclusiveness, and Multilateralism at UN

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon Jae-in’s speech centered on COVID-19 and its many challenges, but also touched on the North Korea conundrum.

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market
August 28, 2020

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market

By Vladimir Hlasny
Despite a resolute response by the government, COVID-19 has taken a serious bite out of the South Korean economy.
South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine
August 26, 2020

South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine

By Kyle Ferrier
The threat of a second wave seems to have renewed the sense of urgency for producing a vaccine.

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