World Ch. Schedule : MON to FRI 14:00 KST
* Date : 2020-12-22
The escalating COVID-19 crisis in Korea is threatening to overwhelm the country’s healthcare system, instilling a sense of urgency in the government to secure more hospital beds as well as the services of medical workers. We sit down with our panel of experts to discuss the latest challenges being faced by Korea’s healthcare system.
Almost a year into the pandemic, frontline medical workers are still at the tip of the spear in our fight against COVID-19, rendering aid to those in need. But, the workers are also human and the drawn-out pandemic has pushed them to the brink of their physical limits, triggering exhaustion and burnouts. Adding to their difficulty is the fact that workers often have to wear heavy protective gear that is cumbersome to wear and lacks air circulation. We have more on their concerning plight in our daily report.
- Guests In-Studio
- LEE Hoon-sang, Professor / Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health
- Dr. David KWAK, Physician / International Clinic, Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
- Guests Skype
- Dr. Vin GUPTA, Pulmonologist / IHME, University of Washington