Public trust in Korean officials was already low after a perceived bungled response to the sinking of the ferry Sewol last year – Nature

Public trust in Korean officials was already low after a perceived bungled response to the sinking of the ferry MV Sewol last year, which killed more than 300 people, many of them secondary-school pupils. When MERS struck, the authorities foolishly declined to identify the affected hospitals publicly, allowing rumours — amplified by social media — to fill the space. This faltering start was unfortunate because the government did get its act together soon after.

Source: Nature http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/1.18082!/menu/main/topColumns/topLeftColumn/pdf/523502a.pdf

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