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      한국의 승승리가 유명한 것에서 악명 높은 것으로 바뀌었을까요?
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      Do you know what tetraphobia means? It means ‘fear of four’ in Greek: a combination of the Greek words tetra (the number 4) and phobia (fear). You might be shocked to find that tetraphobia is fairly common throughout the many Asian countries such as, China Japan, and Korea.

      As some believe the number 13 has the unlucky connotation in the western cultures, many have 미신 (superstitions) about the number 4 in 한국 (South Korea).
      4자 기피  [sa-jja-gi-pi]  –  tetraphobia: fear of the number four 13 층  [sip-sam-cheung] – 13th floor 호텔 엘리베이터  [ho-tel-el-li-be-ee-tuh] –  hotel elevator 12층  [sip-ee-cheung]  –   12th floor 14 층  [sip-sa-cheung]  – 14th floor 미신 [mi-shin]  – superstition 한국  [han-gook]  – South Korea Why do Korean people have  4자 기피 (tetraphobia)
      As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, many Asian countries, including South Korea, consider the number 4 as unlucky. The reason for  4자 기피 (tetraphobia) is because ‘사 (the number 4 in Sino-Korean)’ and the Sino-Korean word for ‘사 (death)’ are homophones.
      사 [sa] – ‘the number 4’ in Sino-Korean 사 [sa] –  Sino-Korean word for ‘death’ Whether you are living or traveling in South Korea, you will notice 4자 기피 (tetraphobia) is permeated in many dimensions of the South Korean culture. Especially many elevators in the South Korean 병원 (hospitals) do not have the 4th floor; or the English letter ‘F’ represents the 4th floor in the buildings. People also avoid giving four blocks of  gifts for celebratory occasions, such as  결혼 (weddings), 생일 (birthdays), and 집들이 (housewarmings) 파티 (parties). I remember how shocked my Korean friend was when she saw a license plate number with 4444 in the U.S.
      병원  [byeong-won] – hospital 결혼  [gyeol-hon]  – wedding 생일  [sang-il]  – birthday 집들이  [jip-deul-ee]– housewarming 파티  [pa-tee] – party The reason for Korean people’s  4자 기피 (tetraphobia) might sound irrational to your ears, however, it will be helpful for you to understand why there are no 4th floors in certain buildings in South Korea, and why people avoid giving gifts in a group of fours in many occasions. Since many Korean people consider the number 4  is associated with misfortunes or death, understanding this aspect of the Korean culture might help you to avoid possible cultural sensitivity.
      감사합니다! 
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      Hyperloop Technologies Transportation (HTT) has forged a deal to make a near-supersonic train in South Korea.
      The train would go from Seoul to Busan, a roughly 200 mile expedition. South Korean officials have previously stated that their goal is to have a Hyperloop that goes about 620 mph, making the 200 mile journey between the cities last for about 20 minutes.

      To put it in an American perspective, the Hyperloop being discussed in South Korea could take someone from Los Angeles to San Francisco — an over 380 mile journey — in roughly half an hour, which would knock more than 5 hours off the current commute time.
      Hyperloop uses magnetic levitation in low-pressure tubes to transport people and goods at bullet-like speeds. Elon Musk first floated the Hyperloop idea in 2013, although he has no stake in HTT or its primary competitor, Hyperloop One.
      HTT  made the deal with South Korea’s department of technological innovation and infrastructure, along with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building (KICT) and Hanyang University. It will include licensing and research development of the tube infrastructure and safety platform, a full-scale test track, and access to HTT’s levitation, propulsion, and battery technology as well as passenger experience designs, according to CNBC.
      In terms of the finances and timeline, CEO Dirk Ahlborn doesn’t seem too rushed to throw down any numbers.
      “We haven’t defined the specifics yet. We are in the process of knowledge sharing. We had first talks about the different areas of co-development. It’s not set in stone yet,” Ahlborn told CNBC in a phone interview.
      Whether it be above-ground transportation like Hyperloop or underground tubes like Musk’s Boring Co., this all seems to indicate that tubular transportation is the wave of the future.
      “Tube travel changes the way people live and move, it has the opportunity to unite people,” said Tai Sik Lee, KICT President, according to New Atlas. “The Republic of Korea continues its tradition of technological advancement and innovation by bringing this technology to life, the government has allocated the necessary resources, we finalized our preliminary research and now are getting ready to implement.”
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      Lee Jae-rock, a South Korean pastor and leader of Manmin Central Church, is sentenced to 15 years in prison over 42 counts of sexual harassment and sexual assault against eight of his followers. According to the Seoul Central District Court, the victims could not resist his advances "due to their absolute faith in the infallibility of the accused."
       
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      The United States and South Korea held a Combined Amphibious Exercise in Pohang on Saturday. Approximately 12,200 US military personnel and 4,500 South Koreans took part in the exercise, which formed part of annual joint military drills by Seoul and Washington.
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    • Live: Chinese officials brief the media on novel coronavirus control   Asymptomatic man infects 14 medics with coronavirus. They are calling him "超级传播者" (Super-spreader), he took more than 15 days to start feeling symptoms, even though he was able to infect the doctors and nurses. In 12/25/2019 Zhao, 69, was admitted to the Union Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. He was suffering from pituitary tumors, he didn't have a very good cardiac function, coronary heart disease, sinus bradycardia and other illnesses. He stayed in the hospitals for 12 days for preoperative examination and evaluation (until January 6th). Before the brain surgery, he had no respiratory symptoms, normal body temperature, normal white blood cell and lymphocyte values. Preoperative x-rays showed he had some shadows on his left rib cage due to a long history of smoking. He was full of gas, good mental state, the doctors didn't have any reason to doubt he had an sort of viral pneumonia. December 30, 2019 the hospital received an internal notice about cases of pneumonia of unknown causes and January 7th, 2020 the hospital staff started wearing protection clothes. Zhao's surgery was done January 8th during the morning, it was done successfully and the patient was in stable conditions. January 9th the hospital was informed that the unknown cause of pneumonia was a virus called coronavirus. But Zhao didn't have any symptom whatsoever. January 11th Zhao suddenly got fever, but it was extremely difficult to determine the clinical reason since he made an cranial surgery, it could be changes in the body's stress, cerebral vascular irritation, changes in intracranial pressure... Meanwhile a neurosurgeon issued a lung CT scan, image display showed multiple lung opacities sheet with right pleural effusion, interstitial pneumonia. Significant pulmonary infection performance has emerged. Also, leukocytes increased significantly, elevated neutrophils, lymphocytes low, these changes are not typical virus infection. Doctor immediately reported the case and specialists did RNA tests confirming the patient got the virus and infected 14 people from the hospital staff. He was classified as "Super Spreader", that's when a person infects a large amount of people. The hospital doesn't know how many people were infected by the patient and the staff since hundreds of patients, medics and students go to that hospital daily and as observed the infected person might take 15 days to feel symptoms, but can infect others even before the symptoms appear. Source: China Press    
    • If half your international workers are down with the flu (I'm "just" going off the flu symptoms here)... your company grinds to a halt. What worries me is that the world's increasingly-interdependent medical goods supply chains operate very leanly and with comparatively lower stockpiles than we used to. And any given country, the US for example, is less self-sufficient than ever before (in terms of established supply chains currently in use). So any major disruption in the production and global distribution of medical goods will be very readily felt by hospitals. And no one is prepared for that with adequate contingencies in place. Huge amounts of basic medical supplies are manufactured in Asia. China- masks, PPE, some fluid/ fluid bags, scapals/ instruments, wound dressings, IV machines/ mobile xray/ other machines; South America- Certain IV fluids, medications, some anti viral/ antibiotic meds; India- outer protection bag that some IV fluids are packed in If the supply chain were to be interupted- at any point in the world where medical equipment is produced- that is almost unfathomable. Germany gets 80% of it's pharmacies from foreign countries, most of it from China and India...... Outsourcing (globalizing) medicine is a disaster recipipe beyond pandemics, when you actively make yourself dependent.
    • China's CDC report says Coronavirus "has higher pandemic risk than SARS" | Can be transmitted without symptoms within incubation period [from renowned Harvard scientist Dr. Eric Ding] About 100,000 people could be infected with the new coronavirus around the world, experts have warned, as the UK government faced calls to reassure people that the NHS is ready to deal with any British cases within days. In spite of the rigorous containment measures China has taken, its ban on flights and the UK checks on travellers from China at Heathrow, experts say it is only a matter of time until there is a case in the UK, given the ease with which the new coronavirus is now believed to pass from one person to another - possibly transmitted by people with mild or even no symptoms at all. Secondly, there are reports from China of people who have infected others before they have experienced any symptoms.
    • Dr. Liang Wudong, a surgeon who was treating patients in Wuhan, become the first doctor to die from the new Coronavirus at Hubei Xinhua Hospital. A reminder that while everyone else is trying to avoid it, frontline medical staff are risking their lives to cure it and help others.
    • Rumour from Wuhan that at one hospital over 70 patients died in just one hour This post says someone working in a hospital in Wuhan said that all the doctors and nurses of two departments died within 3 hours, and that over 70 died within one hour in No. 5 hospital last night.     Date unknown. Rough translation of the chat (from SleepyKitto on the discord server): White: I just got through my comrade's office line W: He wailed and told me no one left from the two departments within 3 hours W: All dead W: Last night 70 something patients died in Wuhan Fifith Hospital within an hour Green: Were those doctors? W: DO NOT take this lightly W: Doctors, nurses W: Whole section department, no one left G: My god, where are the resrouces? G: (where is) the Government?
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