How South Korea Solved Its Acute Hospital-Bed Shortage

In order to reduce the mortality rate from the coronavirus pandemic as much as possible, medical centers and the government in South Korea reserved beds only for the most ill, while others were quarantined in supervised dorms. To dictate where and how someone would be treated, they were assigned into a category of asymptomatic, mild, severe, or critical, which helped prioritize those that actually needed hospitalization.

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