How Digital Contact Tracing Slowed Covid-19 in East Asia

Though the type of government, whether democratic or authoritarian, seems to matter little in who is faring the best against the coronavirus pandemic, the more successful countries do tend to be situated in East Asia. South Korea has emerged especially successful, as private citizens have developed apps to aid the government in contact tracing methods. The country also had an extensive digital infrastructure in place after the dangerous 2015 MERS outbreak.

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