What We Can Learn From South Korea’s Coronavirus Response

The country learned tough lessons from the MERS pandemic, and it’s paying off now

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South Korea and the United States identified their first cases of Covid-19 around the same time, in mid-to-late January. But while case counts exploded and are still high in many parts of the U.S., South Korea quickly stanched the…