SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans believe that establishing a social practice of resting when sick is important to prevent a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, a survey showed Monday.
A survey conducted by a team led by Professor You Myoung-soon from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Public Health included 1,000 Koreans aged 18 and above from all over the country.
When asked about the important factors in preventing a virus resurgence (multiple answers possible), 57 percent of the respondents emphasized the need to improve the crisis response capabilities of the healthcare system.
Similarly, 56.9 percent of the participants highlighted the importance of developing a culture of resting when sick.
Among respondents under the age of 60, 62.5 percent advocated for establishing a culture of resting when sick, surpassing the response rate for improving the crisis response capabilities of the healthcare system (54.5 percent).
Regarding the possibility of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in South Korea, 33.1 percent of the respondents considered it high, surpassing the response rate for low (25.2 percent).
In response to a question about their willingness to receive additional vaccinations, 51.9 percent stated they would get vaccinated, exceeding the response rate for not getting vaccinated (36.2 percent).
Among the high-risk groups, specifically elderly individuals aged over 65, the response rate for getting vaccinated was higher at 67.9 percent.
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