By all indications, the country’s citizens have been some of Europe’s most compliant in observing lockdown.
Posts Tagged: South Korea
If you thought staying in lockdown was hard, wait until you see what trying to get out of it is like. But here’s how Johnson could do it.
A successful test, track and quarantine policy would open the door to local paths out of this national shutdown.
Ryan Bourne: A view so radical that some simply won’t see it. The driver of our problems isn’t lockdown. It’s the virus.
Impacts on the margin shouldn’t be used to mask the big picture: private activity mimicked shutdowns before they happened.
They seem no less relevant this morning than they were yesterday – and are unlikely to be answered this afternoon.
The proposals he will announce this evening can’t simply be taken on trust by voters.
Some areas, people and businesses must be allowed to get back to normal quicker than others – however unjust that may seem.
Why Johnson feels he can ignore his right-wing critics. And how he is backed by a dog that isn’t barking: Conservative MPs.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
Trying to decipher which Government has been “best” and “worst” at handling the crisis is a tricky endeavour.
Can the UK really follow South Korea? Five big issues as the Isle of Wight experiences contact tracing.
Technologically and culturally, the Asian country is a very different place – and it launched its programme before the virus could take root.
Our survey. Half the respondents back the Government’s South-Korean type plan. Just under a third want a Sweden-style approach.
The poll shows a Union Jack effect. Scratch the surface, and respondents back Johnson to the hilt. Probe deeper, and there are doubts.
Ten things you never knew about South Korea – some of which explain why it is so good at dealing with the virus
The reluctance of the experts to predict Korean unification means the chances of this happening are almost certainly underestimated.
The shutdown will be with us for the duration. What the South Korean route out of it will mean – and why it’s now necessary.
Following this road will require a transformation of how we work and live on an expectation-defying scale.
Absent a clearly articulated strategy business uncertainty will heighten, and severe non-compliance is risked
The only way of pushing such a narrative is to remove context and nuance from the data.
As new cases rise in the country, we must be hesitant to decide which Government has the best strategy.