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Mixed messages on children's vaccines confuse parents
Mixed messages being sent by the government and medical experts on COVID-19 vaccination for children are creating confusion among parents, who are weighing the risks and benefits of inoculation following the full resumption of in-person classes at schools. Authorities are “strongly recommending” parents to vaccinate their children, following a recent surge in infections among...
Marathon returns to Seoul this Sunday
The Seoul International Marathon will take place on Sunday, both online and offline, for the first time in two years, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Friday.
Nurses and other medical workers clash over Nursing Act
Controversy is deepening among different groups of medical staff over legislation of the Nursing Act, a law that stipulates the role and duties of licensed nurses. The Korean Nurses Association (KNA), a group representing 460,000 nurses nationwide, has been calling for the legislation, insisting that the enactment will lay the groundwork for the improvement of nurse-related p...
Aide claims Chun Doo-hwan died due to abnormal reaction to vaccination
An aide to Chun Doo-hwan, the former president who died at the age of 90 on Tuesday, has claimed that Chun's death may have been caused by an abnormal reaction after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Chun seized power in a military coup in 1979 and ruled the country until 1988. He was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that affects white blood cells.
Why it's so hard to catch taxi at night
Last Saturday night, a Seoul resident surnamed Lee, 29, called for a taxi through a mobile app, to get home after an evening gathering with her friends in Itaewon. But no taxis were available. “My friends and I were on the street for over an hour trying to catch a taxi. It was a nightmare. We downloaded several apps to call at least one cab and share the ride, but we all fail...
Korea grapples with hospital bed crisis
Korea is grappling with a shortage of hospital beds for coronavirus patients due to a surge in the numbers of daily new infections and critically ill patients amid the government's gradual phase-out of social distancing measures. Hospital beds are filling up rapidly especially in Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan area, forcing patients to wait for more than a day for hos...
Silent tribute to late ex-president
Yoon Seok-youl, center, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party, pays a silent tribute to late former President Kim Young-sam on the sixth anniversary of his death, with other members of the party's Supreme Council ahead of their meeting at the National Assembly, Monday. Joint Press Corps
Coal briquette donation
Volunteers deliver charcoal briquette donations for impoverished residents in a village in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Monday. Briquettes are still used as fuel for heating and cooking in some old homes. Yonhap
Schools cautiously resume in-person classes amid surging infections
All kindergartens and schools across the country will return to full-scale in-person classes from Monday, despite the continuous surge in daily COVID-19 infections and the number of critically ill patients. While the government has eased social distancing regulations from Nov. 1 under the first step of its three-phase plan on “returning to normalcy,” full resumption of studen...
Flip-flopping on vaccine policy irks public, lowers trust in gov't
The government's inconsistent COVID-19 vaccination policies are inconveniencing the public, with some beginning to lose trust in the inoculation program due to frequent changes to dose intervals and age limits. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced Wednesday the shortening of the interval between primary vaccinations and booster shots to four months...