A Monster Movie Nailed South Korea’s MERS Problem

Anyone trying to understand South Korea’s struggle with the MERS virus outbreak should take a look at a Korean monster movie called “The Host” from 2006. “The Host” doesn’t actually predict South Korea’s outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome almost a decade ahead of time. But the film does paint a familiar picture of South Korean society’s crisis in confidence stemming from the outbreak of a terrifying and somewhat mysterious disease. It also captures a strong sense of mistrust in gov

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