South Korea’s COVID-19 response: hard lessons on saving lives

DateDecember 04, 2020


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Staff from The Asia Foundation Korea writes in DevPolicy on South Korea’s Covid-19 response, with potential implications to other countries. In the article, authors Kwang Kim, Kyung-sook Lee, and Jaemyung Lee break down the key elements of Korea’s response: making the most of the early window, planning for difficult public policy choices, practicing implementation playbook for future outbreaks. The authors point out that In 2015, Bill Gates suggested investing billions of dollars to develop “Germ Games,” analogous to investments in “War Games.” As Korea learned the hard way, the time to prepare is now. 


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