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Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Virus Diseases


The research outlines how South Korea has successfully maintained one of the world’s lowest rates of COVID-19 infections in health care workers. The brief draws on findings from interviews with front line physicians and system leaders in South Korea, along with an in-depth review of national guidelines from Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and hospital-level protocols.


COVID-19, pandemic, COVID-19 infections, South Korea, infection rates, health care workers, guidelines, protocols

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Oh SJ, An JA, Kwak R. Global Learnings Evidence Brief: Protecting Health Care Workers in South Korea During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ariadne Labs. 2020 May.

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COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors


SeungJu Jackie Oh is a fourth year medical student at UMass Medical School.

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