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S Korea sees record virus jump as thousands take college exam

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How exciting ! The Biggest daily jump ! hundreds of thousands of masked students !

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When model countries like Australia, Singapore and Korea have surge in cases, you just realise how effective limiting the COVID tests are.

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Simian Lane

How exciting ! The Biggest daily jump ! hundreds of thousands of masked students !

How do you know? Are you making an assumption?

Officials eased social distancing rules starting this month in what they described as the first step toward restoring some pre-pandemic normalcy.

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but here in Japan, it's nearly eliminated.

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I envy a place like Korea where numbers are truthfully reported and we know where we stand regarding infections.

Take note my Japan!

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The jump in the number of cases is a less interesting part of the piece as compared to the enlightening insight in to the education based psychological torture they inflict on their young!

Academic education is useful and important but not at the exclusion of everything else. You also have to develop a rounded and balanced person. Not everyone is a natural academic, but nonetheless a bright, intelligent and capable person.

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But there has been a rise in serious cases and fatalities among older people who rejected vaccines or whose immunities waned after being injected early in the mass immunization campaign that started in late February, prompting questions about whether the decision to loosen virus restrictions was premature.

I think it was premature, for the Korean government had then no reason or scientific grounds to rush to lift restrictions towards "with corona" life. It's not a competition.

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Isn’t that already a big fail if they all are such stupid to press themselves into crowded exam rooms, while they should know as college students that the infections in their country are rising and higher than ever before? They (and the teachers) are idiots right from the start, whatever those pupils might score high in the paper tests.

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they all are such stupid to press themselves into crowded exam rooms

The exam room in the picture doesn't look all that crowded, all the desks are spaced out, they're all wearing masks and since they're taking a test there won't be much chatting going on.

Invalid CSRF

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Tom DoleyToday  04:17 pm JST

When model countries like Australia, Singapore and Korea have surge in cases, you just realise how effective limiting the COVID tests are.

lol. but you never realize what is here to be realized.

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Wonder what vaccine the Koreans have been using?

Just read in Nature Communications the latest study from Israel, the country with the most advanced "booster" program in the world, reporting that six months after becoming "fully vaccinated" with two Pfizer shots, everyone, regardless of age, sees immunity plunge.

Six months after becoming "fully vaccinated", and you have a 51% increased chance of contracting the virus, according to the study conducted by team of researchers with data provided by Maccabi Health Services.

And countries like Japan plan on "boosting" their population starting at...8 months? I see a new "wave" coming!

Little wonder of these reports of "breakouts" then?

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Hito Bito

Just read in Nature Communications the latest study from Israel, the country with the most advanced "booster" program in the world, reporting that six months after becoming "fully vaccinated" with two Pfizer shots, everyone, regardless of age, sees immunity plunge.

You are confusing two things here. Fully vaccinated and boosters. The study you cite has nothing to do with boosters.

Also, Israel has a poor vaccination rate with only 62% of the population fully vaccinated compared with 76% in Japan. Higher vaccination rates slow the spread of the virus for the whole country.

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