Why Are Women In Their 20s More Susceptible To Coronavirus In Korea

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Why is there this huge difference in both patient numbers and deaths? The reason is threefold. First, Japan and South Korea have different quarantine policies for the epidemic; second, their social institutions are widely different; and third, Korean attitudes toward young women are harsher than in Japan. The South Korea epidemic data stands out as a unique case. While most patients are males in their 50s and over in most countries, in South Korea it is the women in their 20s who are most affected. As of March 5th, 63 percent of total COVID-19 patients in South Korea corona Korea are women, while it is only 38 percent in Japan.

Second, given the different thresholds for testing policy between households and nonhousehold contacts, we cannot assess the true difference in transmissibility between households and nonhouseholds. Comparing symptomatic COVID-19 patients of both groups would be more accurate. Despite these limitations, the sample size was large and representative of most COVID-19 patients early during the outbreak in South Korea.

Level 2 restrictions forbid gatherings of 50 or more people indoors, and 100 or more outdoors, with limits placed on events such as weddings, church services and sports games. It also prevents the operation of 12 types of "high-risk" facilities such as bars and standing concert halls. Level 3, the highest, prohibits meetings and events of 10 people or more and gives authorities the power to limit business hours at shopping malls and retail stores. Rising infections and the possibility for Level 3 rules have also bolstered speculation that there could be a second round of cash handouts and another extra budget.

DAEGU, South Korea—To enter the nine-story Shincheonji Church of Jesus building Feb. 16, the 61-year-old woman needed to press her finger into a digital scanner. She was nursing a sore throat and a fever, local health officials report, and any doctor would have advised her to stay home—especially as the new coronavirus lurked in South Korea. But skipping Sunday service wasn’t an option: Church leaders take attendance by checking a follower’s Shincheonji-issued photo ID, said current and former church members.