SeoulPodcast Briefing (March 30, 2020)

SeoulPodcast Briefing (March 30, 2020)

SeoulPodcast Briefing

COVID-19 Updates

Risk vs. Uncertainty

Mandatory quarantine for all travelers

Foreigners violating quarantines

Petition to include foreign residents in COVID-19 relief

About This Episode

Please sign the petition to express to Korean governments that registered taxpaying foreign residents are also part of Korean society and should be included in COVID-19 relief efforts.

Good day. 

 

This is your SeoulPodcast briefing for March 30th, 2020. I’m Joe McPherson.

  • COVID-19
    • Todays’ numbers
      • 78 new cases – 27 down from the day before
      •  9,661 confirmed cases total
      • 6 deaths. Total 158 
      • 195 discharged. Total 5,228
      • Seoul region – 31
        • Church in Guro← new hotspot
      • Daegu – 14
      • Imported – 13
  • Seoul looks to be in another upward trend. Notice it looks like it’s on a weekly cycle. 
    • Church attendance?
    • Looking at the clusters
      • Seoul
        • Guro-gu call center
        • Dongan Church
      • Gyeonggi
        • Grace River Church
        • Guro-gu call center
        • Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church
      • Daegu
        • Hospitals
      • Other locations
        • Mostly nursing homes, government offices, hospitals, and churches
  • Risk vs. Uncertainty (from Planet Money)
  • Mandatory quarantine to EVERYONE arriving in the country
    • 14 days
    • If they have residence then they stay in their residence
    • Otherwise people stay in government-designated facilities at own expense
  • More foreigners violating quarantine
    • German student in Busan
      • Visited school offices, walked the beach, went sightseeing and PLAYED BASKETBALL!!!!
      • Got tested
        • STILL VIOLATED QUARANTINE!!
          • Went to a coffee shop, 2 bars, and the cafeteria
    • British bike rider in Suwon
      • Returned from Thailand with symptoms
      • Day after returning, visited many places using a friend’s car, bus, and subway
      • Got tested
      • STILL VIOLATED QUARANTINE!!
        • Played indoor golf and went outside without a mask
      • Suwon mayor is going to make an example of him
    • Everyone both these jokers were in contact with are now under quarantine
  • Payouts for registered foreign residents
    • Petition to sign here

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SeoulPodcast Briefing (March 28, 2020)

SeoulPodcast Briefing (March 28, 2020)

This is your SeoulPodcast briefing for March 28th, 2020. I’m Joe McPherson.

  • COVID-19
    • Todays’ numbers
      • 146 new cases – up from 91 the day before
      • 9.478 confirmed cases total
      • 5 deaths. Total 144
      • 283 discharged. Total 4,811
        • Recovery rate tops 50%
      • Seoul – 18
      • Gyeonggi – 21
      • Daegu – 71
      • Imported – 24
KCDC Graph

Credit: KCDC

  • Jeju to File Suit Against Woman, Mother Infected with COVID-19
    • College student and her mother traveled to Jeju, violating the reommended quarantine
      • Entered Korea March 15
      • Went to Jeju March 20
      • Came back to Seoul
        • Mother tested positive on March 24
    • They were infected–daughter even had symptoms before going to Jeju
    • 38 people are now in quarantine
      • All places they’ve stayed at have been disinfected
  • Focus is now more on young people spreading the virus
    • PM is asking youth to not go clubbing (as if that would work)
  • More Drive-thru culture evolving

 

This has been the SeoulPodcast briefing. Take it safe out there.

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SeoulPodcast Briefing (March 27, 2020)

SeoulPodcast Briefing (March 27, 2020)

This is Joe McPherson with your SeoulPodcast briefing for March 27th, 2020.

  • COVID-19
    • Todays’ numbers
      • 91 new cases – Down from 104 yesterday
      • 9.332 confirmed cases total
      • 139 deaths\
      • 4,528 recovered
      • Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi – 26
      • Daegu – 34
      • Gyeongsang Province – 9
    • PM’s ultimatum: ‘No mercy for people caught ignoring self-isolation rules’
      • Long-term arrivals from U.S. and Europe 14 days
      • 40 people have violated
      • Risk deportation for violating
      • An increasing number of new cases have been coming through airports
      • How do they know they violated?
        • Required to install an app right when you get off the plane
    • My plea to stay inside
      • Michael Hurt’s video
    • COOL! Government is launching a 10-minute tracing program
      • Before, it took 24 hours to find out where a new case had traveled. Now it will only take 10 minutes.
  • Second child sex abuse ring – Leader may be 16 years old
    • Both had been using the Telegram group chat
    • 8,000-20,000 men members
    • It’s connected to the other recently revealed ring, of whom Cho Ju-bin was an operator
SeoulPodcast #48: One Year Birthday Show

SeoulPodcast #48: One Year Birthday Show

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Nationalism.

MAIN TOPIC

Various countdowns about favorite, oddest and most popular moments in the past year

At the end, we have a good series of clips encompassing the whole year.

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer

The Supplier
(those who have given us swag)

John Kim

Life of the Party
(those who have donated at least $20)
Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
Charles Lashure (Liminality… the space in between)

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
Job of the Week — Bit Rationale – “Orthodox Pleasure”
Bit Rationale}
Cyberwaste
Jim Tetlow
Kathy Reynolds
MACHINIST
mat rapid
Mike Burgess
Reklein
Salme Dahlstrom
DJ R-Qubed
Chi Weapon
Cooperstone Badge
The Cheebacabra
Joe McPherson
Joe Sibol
Sleaze Patrol
Seraphic Panoply
Sundown Caffeine
curious hands

SeoulPodcast #47: ATEK Answers

SeoulPodcast #47: ATEK Answers

 

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The Poetry of Choi Yong-hearn

The Meiji Restoration by Satusma and Chosu samurai modernized
Your country, then colonized Korea and staged the Pacific War.
Then, two atomic bombs forced your Emperor to surrender and
Brought Liberation to Korea.
But your invitation of Russia at the ending of the Pacific War
Made Korea divided, even now.
You don’t seem guilty of your 40 years’ colonial rule
In the most critical time of the 20th century.

Be ashamed!

Try to restore East Sea on the water between Japan and Korea,
And Dokdo from Liancourt Rocks or Takeshima in all maps
And persuade the world with history:
Tell them the Sea of Japan should be shared with the East Sea in their maps, and
Tell them Dokdo was the legitimate single name.

Interview with Tony Hellmann, Communications Director for the Association for Teachers of Englsih in Korea (ATEK)

ATEK officially launched last week, and questions still brew amongst the expat community.   Joe asks Mr. Hellmann some of the tougher questions the media aren’t asking.

 

NEWS AND STUFF

Four Koreans Killed in Yemen

Twelve people have been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Yemen

Has this even been on the radar of average Korean conversation-or in competition with whatever Korea vs. Japan sport is going on?

NK Partially Reopens Border to S. Koreans

The Gaesong industrial complex, the brainchild of the first inter-Korean summit in 2000, is the last remaining reconciliatory project since damaged relations led to the suspension of South Korean tours to North Korea’s scenic and historic spots last year.

Police Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon’s Suicide blamed on Abusive Producers and Entertainment Execs

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

AIDS-Infected, Panty-Thieving Taxi Driver Had Sex With Countless Women: Police

School Uniforms Getting Shorter in Seoul

Teen Violence Video Shocks Netizens

Mom School warns about overreliance on hagwon – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

Japanese politician wants to buy Jeju.

Is Korea Over-Lawyered?

Hankyoreh: Bad Economy Making Retro Food More Popular

How Not to Get Drunk In Public

Problems at Gwangju mayor’s office, English-language radio station.

smoothies and menstration go together


Smoothie King giving out free maxi pads

 

EXPAT COMMUNITY

E-2 Visa Holders Can Teach at Firms Legally

Illegal Immigrants Sue Government For… Arresting Them?

 

Victim

 

35% of Resident Foreigners Had Unpleasant Travel Experience in Korea

 

YouTube – Wondergirls tribute take 2 greg james sessions soju at the ready

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

Cullen Thomas’ Hashish Journey on NatGeo

New Development In Territorial Dispute For Dokdo

Guidespot.com: And You Thought YOUR Hair was Untamed!

Dave The Rapping Flight Attendant [VIDEO]

America [PIC]

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer

The Supplier
(those who have given us swag)

John Kim

Life of the Party
(those who have donated at least $20)
Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
Twitter
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
One Year Birthday Show

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
ExPat Community — Deyo – “Retro90210fun”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boyz – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
Deyo
Jin Yang Jo-Chung Mori
Chi Weapon
Cooperstone Badge
Sound Assassin
The Cheebacabra
Celtic Fusion