A Korean doctor posted on social media that people who haven’t had COVID yet probably don’t have friends.
Ma Sang-Hyuk wrote on Facebook last week that “adults who have not yet been infected with COVID-19 are those who have interpersonal problems,” according to Korean press.
The vice president of the Korean Vaccine Society reportedly deleted the post after it went viral and attracted a lot of criticism.
Days later the doctors said to the news site Daily his Facebook comments were meant to be “metaphorical” and that there was a misunderstanding.
In an interview, he said: “It emphasized how difficult it is for anyone to avoid the virus in a situation where there is a high rate of confirmed cases in the area.”
South Korea had 400,741 new COVID cases on 16th March, the day Sang-Hyuk posted the comment.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
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