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‘I’d Rather Be Here’: An Expat Perspective From South Korea

An appreciation for robust coronavirus testing, drive-thru clinics, and a strong national response

A photo of two Korean women wearing face masks at Jogyesa Temple in South Korea.
People wearing face masks walk under rows of lotus lanterns at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul on March 23, 2020. Photo: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

ItIt wasn’t long after the coronavirus outbreak started that expats in South Korea, like me, started fielding misinformed panic from friends and family back in the United States. This isn’t new for us…




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