COVIDiots and Clubs

COVIDiots and Clubs

SeoulPodcast Briefing

COVID-19 Updates

Strict monitoring of entertainment facilities

More screenings and crackdowns

Two virus patients recover after plasma therapy

Foreign residents shut out of virus relief funds

Korea lifts ban on online liquor sales

SBS show apologizes for ‘inappropriate caption’ about coronavirus

Paris Baguette rises to occasion with bakery app

Host

Joe McPherson

 Resources

KCDC Update

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Academic Performance vs. Child Safety

Academic Performance vs. Child Safety

SeoulPodcast Briefing

COVID-19 Update

Public bath emerges as new epicenter

COVID Tardis

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U.S. asking citizens to return

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English-only private kindergarten hagwons re-opening

 

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This is your SeoulPodcast briefing for April 4th, 2020. With a fake background of Seoul behind me, I’m Joe McPherson.

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  • COVID-19
    • Todays’ numbers
      • 94 new cases – Total 10,156
      • 3 deaths. Total 177
      • 304 recovered. Total 6,325 
      • Seoul – 22
      • Daegu – 27
      • Gyeonggi – 23
      • Imported – 15
      • Epicenters
        • St. Mary’s Hospital in Uijeongbu +8 Total 35
        • Wine bar in Pyeongtaek 13
        • Two health facilities in Daegu +20
  • Public bath emerges as new epicenter
    • Hantan River Spa in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province
    • 4 confirmed
    • Tracking 30 people who were at the spa
  • COVID Tardis

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200402000670

  • Phantom of the Opera in quarantine
  • U.S. asking citizens to return
  • Parasite quarantine
  • Trailer for Train to Busan 2: Peninsula

  • English-only private kindergarten hagwons re-opening

 

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We are the Polyester

We are the Polyester

SeoulPodcast Briefing

COVID-19 Updates

Mandatory quarantine

Korea Times Anti-Racism Video

“Foolsdie” is the new Korea Times president

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This is your SeoulPodcast briefing for April 3rd, 2020. I’m Joe McPherson.

  • COVID-19
    • 86 new cases – 3 down from the day before
    • 10,062 confirmed cases total
    • 5 deaths. Total 174 
    • Seoul – 18 
      • Church in Guro
    • Daegu – 9 (½ of Seoul)
      • hospitals
    • Imported – 22
      • 53.2% from Europe
      • 31.8% from America
      • Most of them were Korean nationals returning from those areas
    • One more on USFK, bringing total to 16

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No Payouts for Registered Foreign Residents

No Payouts for Registered Foreign Residents

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

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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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Jeju to File Suit Against Woman, Mother Infected with COVID-19

Jeju to File Suit Against Woman, Mother Infected with COVID-19

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

 

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‘No mercy for people caught ignoring self-isolation rules’

‘No mercy for people caught ignoring self-isolation rules’

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