COVID-19 -Response. Comparing South Korea and New Zealand During the Pandemic

Scientific Essay, 2021

10 Pages, Grade: 98.5

Abstract or Introduction

This works sets out to compare two countries most appraised for their approach to the COVID -19 pandemic, which are South Korea and New Zealand.

The fact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is one of the deadliest pandemics in history cannot be overstated. First identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, COVID-19 has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization has a global Pandemic since March 11th, 2020. As an emphasis of its severity, by May 2021, there were an estimated over 160 million cases of the virus confirmed across the world, but more importantly, the virus has been blamed for causing the death of over 3.33 million individuals. This is complemented by the far-reaching social and economic disruption that the virus has had on individuals, families, and communities across the globe. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, different governments have adopted varied strategies to control the outbreak each with their own strengths and weakness. To this end, South Korea and New Zealand are in record for embracing among the best responses to the pandemic in the globe.

Descriptively, South Korea is on the record for being among the countries which adopted an aggressive early response to the pandemic, an element that has had impressive results for the country. Notably, the country is on the records for being able to flatten the curve for the pandemic without having to lock down the entire economy or issuing stringent stay-at-home orders, among other strict measures that should have marked the responses by a majority of other countries across the globe . Of particular significance, the response by South Korea to the pandemic has been threefold.


COVID-19 -Response. Comparing South Korea and New Zealand During the Pandemic
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COVID-19, Coronavirus, response, strategy, cases
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Clement Bill (Author), 2021, COVID-19 -Response. Comparing South Korea and New Zealand During the Pandemic, Munich, GRIN Verlag,


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