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Virus concerns in S. Korea, Europe: Analysis Updated: 2021-11-23 17:07:46 KST

The COVID-19 situation seems nowhere near slowing down in South Korea and elsewhere around the world.
South Korea is seeing thousands of new infections, with increasing numbers of severely-ill patients.
In Europe, a number of countries are re-imposing lockdown measures and massive protests have broken out against such restrictions.
To talk about this more, we have our go-to medical expert, Dr. Alice Tan joining us live.
Dr. Tan, thanks for joining us.

The authorities say if the situation gets worse, they will consider imposing emergency measures, including tightened disease-prevention measures.
For now, it seems South Korea might not be able to proceed with its "gradual return to normal" policy.
How likely is it that the government will go back to stricter distancing rules?

Hospital beds are running at 83 percent capacity in the capital area.
The country is concerned about shortages of hospital beds and is considering having more people treated at home.
What are benefits and concerns of home care?

What are your thoughts on the putting an expiration date on a vaccine pass?

Now, I want to turn to the situation in Europe.
How bad is the situation there? And what are their lockdown measures?

And we hear that massive protests broke out over the weekend in Brussels and a number of European countries against vaccine passes and lockdown measures.
What's your view on the current situation over there?

That was Dr. Alice Tan from MizMedi Women's Hospital. Thank you for your insights.
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