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How One Patient Turned Korea’s Virus Outbreak Into an Epidemic

  • Sect member believed to spread coronavirus at church services
  • Confirmed cases surge 30-fold in the week since her test
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Can We Overcome Pandemics?

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Barely more than a week ago, South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak appeared to be contained as the number of confirmed infections stabilized at 30. Sensing a turning tide, many Seoul residents took off their surgical masks and resumed riding the subways and shopping at malls.