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Don't politicize vaccinations

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Politicians should stop fueling distrust in jabs

Public trust in COVID-19 vaccines holds the key to successful inoculations. Yet it is disappointing to see politicians fuel distrust in the coronavirus jabs before the country even begins its first vaccinations Friday. They should stop playing political football with the vaccines.

On Friday, former lawmaker Yoo Seong-min of the opposition People Power Party (PPP) touched off a wasteful debate by calling President Moon Jae-in to be the first Korean to be vaccinated. He said on Facebook that the government could dispel public distrust in the AstraZeneca vaccine if Moon was the first recipient of the jab.

Two days later, Rep. Jung Chung-rae of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) lambasted Yoo for making such an inappropriate remark. He........

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