Policy Disparities in Response to COVID-19 between China and South Korea
- 10.2991/jegh.k.210322.001How to use a DOI?
- COVID-19; non-pharmaceutical measures; diagnostic tests; quarantine or lockdown
Objectives: This study analyzed the effects of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical measures between China and South Korea to share experiences with other countries in the struggle against SARS-CoV-2.
Methods: We used the generalized linear model to examine the associations between non-pharmaceutical measures adopted by China and South Korea and the number of confirmed cases. Policy disparities were also discussed between these two countries.
Results: The results show that the following factors influence the number of confirmed cases in China: lockdown of Wuhan city (LWC); establishment of a Leading Group by the Central Government; raising the public health emergency response to the highest level in all localities; classifying management of “four categories of personnel”; makeshift hospitals in operation (MHIO); pairing assistance (PA); launching massive community screening (LMCS). In South Korea, these following factors were the key influencing factors of the cumulative confirmed cases: raising the public alert level to orange (three out of four levels); raising the public alert to the highest level; launching drive-through screening centers (LDSC); screening all members of Shincheonji religious group; launching Community Treatment Center (LCTC); distributing public face masks nationwide and quarantining all travelers from overseas countries for 14 days.
Conclusion: Based on the analysis of the generalized linear model, we found that a series of non-pharmaceutical measures were associated with contain of the COVID-19 outbreak in China and South Korea. The following measures were crucial for both of them to fight against the COVID-19 epidemic: a strong national response system, expanding diagnostic tests, establishing makeshift hospitals, and quarantine or lockdown affected areas.
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TY - JOUR AU - Haiqian Chen AU - Leiyu Shi AU - Yuyao Zhang AU - Xiaohan Wang AU - Gang Sun PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/29 TI - Policy Disparities in Response to COVID-19 between China and South Korea JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 246 EP - 252 VL - 11 IS - 2 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210322.001 DO - 10.2991/jegh.k.210322.001 ID - Chen2021 ER -