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Doctors' strike shows cracks in South Korean unity against COVID

Politicians spar over virus surge as physicians fight plans to widen their ranks

South Korean medical school students discuss their plans before going on strike to protest the government's health policy reforms in Seoul on Aug. 26.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Choi Dae-zip, chairman of the Korean Medical Association, said this week that South Korean doctors are in a battle -- not against a public health crisis, but against their government.

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