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Vaccine Program Leads to Rise in Applicants for Mock College Entrance Exam

Vaccine Program Leads to Rise in Applicants for Mock College Entrance Exam

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A vaccination program appears to have drawn applicants for a mock test for the college entrance exam, a major education company said Tuesday. According to Jongro Haneul Education Corp., a leading private education institution, a September mock test for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) attracted nearly eight times [...]

Convenience Stores See Boost in Tylenol Sales as Vaccination Ramps Up

Convenience Stores See Boost in Tylenol Sales as Vaccination Ramps Up

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — With more South Koreans getting vaccinated for COVID-19, convenience store chains are seeing a boost in Tylenol sales. 7-Eleven reported a 23.3 percent increase in Tylenol sales last month compared to the previous month. Tylenol sales between May 27 and 30, soon after the introduction of the reservation service [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Shines in Cluster Infection

COVID-19 Vaccine Shines in Cluster Infection

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — In a massive coronavirus breakout at a church in Goesan County, North Chungcheong Province, 23 churchgoers tested positive for the coronavirus except for one person – a lucky individual who had already been vaccinated. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported that 22 people who participated in [...]

Researchers Develop Fake RNA Virus to Boost Vaccine Efficacy

Researchers Develop Fake RNA Virus to Boost Vaccine Efficacy

DAEJEON, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean research team has developed an adjuvant that can help vaccines work better. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology said Thursday that researchers had developed an adjuvant that acts as a fake RNA virus to make it easier for the vaccine to penetrate the cell and invigorate the immune [...]

Over Half of S. Koreans Value Speed over Safety Regarding Vaccinations

Over Half of S. Koreans Value Speed over Safety Regarding Vaccinations

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Over half of South Koreans think the speed at which coronavirus vaccinations are carried out is more important than verifying their safety, a public survey showed Wednesday. In the Realmeter survey conducted on 500 people aged 18 or older nationwide Tuesday, 54.9 percent of the respondents said the country [...]