Corona will not overtake South Korea
Hopefully, this is a positive post for everyone.
In the midst of rising numbers and everything going on, It believes Korea has been doing a fantastic job managing this epidemic to the best of their ability. It just wanted to take a moment to give a shoutout to the Korea CDC (KCDC) and also Jeong Eun Kyeong, the director of KCDC, for her leadership during this epidemic.
If you’ve been watching the news at all, We are sure her face looks familiar. She was quoted for saying, “Corona is not ever going to overtake Korea.” (Picture 1)
In addition, she states: (Picture 2)
“The Korean government has swiftly tested a total of 46,000 people to date. Our neighbour Japan has only tested 1,800 people. The U.S. has tested less than 426 people. In addition, if you want to be tested in the US, one must pay $1,600 out of pocket. Insurance coverage for testing is also unavailable in Japan. In Korea, the government covers the cost of the entire test, and if you test positive, they will take financial responsibility for your treatment and care.
Do you understand that the reason there are so many confirmed in Korea, even though it appears dangerous here, is because this country is the safest place to be in regards to infectious disease?
Do you understand that the reason there are so many confirmed in Korea, even though it appears dangerous here, is because this country is the safest place to be in regards to infectious disease?”
As other countries seem to be entering the beginning of their COVID-19 epidemics, It believes that the experience and expertise of China and South Korea are crucial as pioneers in COVID-19 epidemiology. Proud that Korea is doing a great job so far, developing accurate 6hr test kits, setting up local screening tents in every city, coming up with drive-thru clinics, thorough contact tracing procedures and public phone alerts, not to mention the fast and free testing and treatment for confirmed patients.
In this sense, we are honestly thankful to be in Korea, out of all the countries in the world, during this pandemic.