When a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak first hit South Korea recently, the government initially would not release the names of hospitals and clinics MERS patients had visited. The aim was to prevent widespread panic, but the lack of information had the opposite effect.
Beyond the specifics of MERS, the story has a lot to show us about what happens when a country as wired as Sout Korea meets an information drought. Journalist Tori Allen was in Seoul, and she brings us this story.
Special thanks to interpreter Lee Ju-young.