World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:30 KST
* Date : 2021-11-25
According to the World Health Organization, Europe accounted for 64 percent of the world’s COVID-19 infections last week. Germany reported its highest daily caseload, while Ireland had over 4,000 cases despite a 90 percent vaccination rate. As cases surge, a growing number of governments that had lifted restrictions are reimposing them. Korea, too, is at a crossroads in the fight against the virus with a record-high number of daily cases and critically-ill patients. Does this mean the country needs to press another pause on the return to normal? Will speeding up the booster shot campaign help flatten the curve? In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to discuss the impact the latest developments will have on Korea’s ‘gradual return to normal’ scheme.
- Donald Kirk / Forbes Asia
- Alex Jensen / LBC
- Choi Won-jong / Arirang TV
Skype Interview Guests
- William Schaffner, Professor of Infectious Diseases / Vanderbilt University School of Medicine