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Vaccine pass rule partially lifted: Analysis Updated: 2022-01-18 17:11:08 KST

The vaccine pass rule is no longer applied to facilities deemed to be less risky, including large supermarkets and department stores.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 situation is not significantly improving.
To talk about this more, we have our go-to medical expert, Dr. Alice Tan joining us live.
Dr. Tan, thanks for joining us.

From today, the vaccine pass rule was lifted for large supermarkets and department stores across the country.
What impact will this have?

The government is likely to expand the scope of vaccine pass exemptions.
Currently, those exempt from the passes include people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 and those with severe side effects from the vaccines.
Which side effects do you think will be added to the exemption list?

The government and a local court are currently having a legal dispute over the issue of applying the vaccine pass rule to teenagers.
What are the benefits and concerns of the vaccine pass rule on teens?

The risk assessment shows the virus situation in South Korea remains less high when compared to December.
But the figures are still hovering around 4-thousand, it's not dramatically going down.
What's your view?

There's also concern that Omicron will become the dominant strain soon.
Could you elaborate on that?

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