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Pandemic Impacts Academic Achievement of Weaker Students: Study

Pandemic Impacts Academic Achievement of Weaker Students: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The level of achievement in the field of mathematics among high school students dropped due to the pandemic, as schools struggled to provide offline classes, particularly among students with lower academic performance, a study showed Sunday. A research team from Korea University analyzed the national survey of academic achievement, [...]

Pandemic Worsens Risk of Unemployment and Social Isolation for Women: Study

Pandemic Worsens Risk of Unemployment and Social Isolation for Women: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean women have become more exposed to the risk of unemployment and social isolation than men after the COVID-19 pandemic, a study showed Monday. These findings were reported in a short-term monitoring survey conducted by the national infectious disease crisis advisory committee under the prime minister to measure [...]

More Rest in Pandemic Era, but Sleep Quality Deteriorating: Study

More Rest in Pandemic Era, but Sleep Quality Deteriorating: Study

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — During the pandemic era, people worldwide have been sleeping slightly longer while the overall quality of sleep has deteriorated, the South Korean tech giant said Tuesday, citing its recent study. Samsung Electronics Co. conducted a survey of Galaxy Watch smartwatch users worldwide from January 2018 to June 2021, which [...]

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate spiked and depressive symptoms spread in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down outdoor activities, a government report said Tuesday. The research institute under Statistics Korea reported on Tuesday that the obesity rate in 2020 was 38.3 percent, up by 5 percentage points from the previous [...]

Lifting of Outdoor Mask Mandate Unlikely to Bring About Big Change in Mask Output

Lifting of Outdoor Mask Mandate Unlikely to Bring About Big Change in Mask Output

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the government’s decision to fully lift the outdoor mask mandate from Monday, past experience indicates that the change in the government’s mask-wearing policy is unlikely to have a big impact on mask output. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the nation’s facial mask output stood [...]