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Korea CDC Promoted To Independent Infectious Disease 'Control Tower' Amid COVID-19

Policy And Research Role Redefined

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In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Korea promotes its Centers For Disease Control & Prevention to a central administrative agency that will act as an infectious disease "control tower" that independently carries out investigation and research and sets infectious disease policy. A dedicated vice-minister of health and welfare has also been appointed to step up the public health and medical system. 

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