“Lawmakers and government officials on Wednesday agreed to increase the amount of condolence money to families of those who died following COVID-19 vaccinations, regardless of whether the vaccination itself was confirmed to be the cause of death.

From September, families will be eligible to get up to 30 million won ($22,500) in condolence money if a family member dies within 90 days of having received the COVID-19 vaccine, even if the cause of death can not be identified in an autopsy. Since July 2022, 10 million won had been given if the death occurred within 42 days of having received the shot.

Families can now get up to 20 million won even if autopsies were not conducted.

Separately, families of those who died within three days of inoculation but had not been eligible for any government aid previously can now get at least 10 million won, while the amount could go up to 30 million won depending on the severity of the side effects.”

Analyst Comment: Expect the US government to cut a similar deal at some point. The Covid vaccine narrative has brought a lot of (legitimate) criticism of the government, and Covid bailouts can be used to indemnify businesses and other organizations who are mired in Covid-policy related lawsuits. They need this problem to go away and paying people off is about the only tactic they have left.