The doctor who treated Corona virus in New York was infected and did ‘extreme choice’

15일(현지시간) 코로나19 팬데믹 상황 속 뉴욕 퀸즈의 마운트 사이나이 병원 앞에서 의료 근로자들이 시민들의 박수에 화답을 하고있다. © AFP=뉴스1 © News1 우동명 기자

The New York Times (NYT) reported on the 27th that the emergency room chief doctor, who treated patients with Covid-19 at a hospital in Manhattan, New York, made an extreme choice.

Rona M. Brin (49, female), who works at the New York Press Biterian Allen Hospital, was in charge of the emergency room during Corona virus’ most intense period, and she also contracted Covid-19. He then took a rest and returned to the hospital, but died in Virginia on the 26th after returning home.

His father and other family members said that Dr. Brin had no mental history, but he seemed to be out of his mind by the time he talked to him last, so they could see that something was wrong.

The hospital he worked for was a 200-bed hospital north of Manhattan, with 170 Covid-19 patients. As of April 7, 59 Covid-19 patients were killed.

While he was taking care of the patient, Dr. Brin was also sent home with Covid-19. After about 10 days of rest, the doctor returned and was sent back home. He then made an extreme choice while traveling to Virginia with his family.

Experts believe that medical workers who have been fighting Corona virus may have suffered huge mental effects due to a lack of medical equipment, fear of losing their loved ones, including colleagues, and hard labor.

According to a study released by the international journal “Jama Network Open,” a survey of Chinese medical workers who fought on the front line with Covid-19 showed a higher percentage of serious mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety than ordinary people.

There is no evidence that Covid-19 played a direct role in Dr. Brin’s own death. According to experts, suicide is caused not just by one thing but by complicated reasons. However, Dr. Brin’s father said, “My safety is becoming dangerous, but I want my daughter to be remembered as one of the thousands of medical heroes who came forward to help others.”


Trump has signed an executive order to limit immigration…Suspend issuance of permanent residency for 60 days

도널드 트럼프 미국 대통령이 22일 백악관에서 코로나바이러스 테스크포스(TF) 브리핑을 하고 있다.

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to suspend immigration to the U.S. due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

President Trump said in a briefing at the White House yesterday (22nd) at the Coronavirus Task Force that he has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States to protect great American workers.

As a result, the issuance of permanent residency will be suspended for 60 days, and there is a possibility that it may be extended depending on the circumstances.

The executive order will take effect today (23rd) at 11:59 p.m.

However, researchers, medical staff, investment migrants, spouses of U.S. citizens and children under the age of 21 are excluded from this restriction.

Also, it does not affect foreigners entering the U.S. on temporary visas and agricultural workers, such as skilled workers such as employment visas.

President Trump’s move comes as Americans, who lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, are calling for deregulation and calling for economic normalization.

In fact, the U.S. has seen economic damage grow, with 22 million people losing their jobs in the last four weeks.

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U.S. Growth in Q1 is expected to be negative for the first time in six years.

WSJ “올해 1분기 미국 경제성장률 전망 2.0%→1.3%” > 국제 > 뉴스 ...

The WSJ observed a record unemployment rate of around 15 percent in April.
Ahead of the announcement of the U.S. GDP in the first quarter of the year, some warn that the U.S. economy will record its worst performance since the 2008 global financial crisis. White House Senior Advisor Kevin Hassett, President Donald Trump’s economic book, also warned ABC on the 26th that worsening economic indicators are inevitable for the time being, saying, “The unemployment rate could come close to the Great Depression in the near future.”

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Wall Street experts expected U.S. growth rates in the first and second quarters to be -3.5% and -25.0%, respectively. U.S. negative growth is the last in the first quarter of 2014 (-1.1 percent).

Second-quarter GDP is expected to suffer a bigger slump. Wall Street financial firms such as JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs have already forecast that the second-quarter growth rate will be in the -30 percent range. It is predicted that the unemployment rate for April, which will be announced early next month, will also exceed 4.4 percent in March and reach around 15 percent.

Major conglomerates’ first-quarter earnings are also unlikely to be free from the Corona 19 shock. Google’s parent companies Alphabet and HSBC Bank on Friday and Microsoft Airbus on Tuesday will unveil their report cards. Apple’s Amazon McDonald on Thursday and Exxon Mobil and Chevron on April 1.

Prospects are mixed after the second half. Some predict a “V-shaped rebound” and others say that “the slump will continue throughout this year.” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News that a third-quarter rebound will emerge when economic normalization begins next month. In the WSJ survey, 85 percent of the respondents also said the Corona 19 crisis will subside in the second half and the economy will show signs of recovery. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, on the other hand, predicted CBS that the U.S. economy will only recover to its pre-19 level later next year.

The European Union, which will announce its first-quarter GDP on Thursday, is also likely to post negative growth. International credit rating agency Fitch Ratings on Tuesday presented its growth forecast for Italy and the eurozone as a whole this year at -8.0 percent and -7.0 percent, respectively, with the highest number of deaths in Europe.

Las Vegas, a city of service industry, 25 percent of the unemployed in ‘corona direct hit’

A casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, was seen on Wednesday (local time). The suspension of operations due to Corona 19 left the casino crowded with people 24 hours a day.

Since the Corona 19 crisis began in earnest, as many as 350,000 people have applied for unemployment benefits in Nevada. It marks the fifth consecutive week that jobless applicants have broken new records, marking the highest figure in Nevada’s history. Las Vegas market research firm “Apply Annalis” estimated that the unemployment rate in Las Vegas would reach 25 percent. The figure is twice as high as the Great Depression, and the figure continues to rise. Jeremy Aguero, CEO of Applied Analysis, said it is “unprecedented from an analytical point of view” and that “there is no quasi-base on the current situation.”

Nevada pays unemployment benefits for 26 weeks, up to $469 per week. However, the recent surge in demand for unemployment benefits has paralyzed Internet sites that manage them, and delayed work. “We received 28,000 calls a day last month,” said Rosa Mendes, spokesman for Nevada’s Employment and Training Rehabilitation Bureau. “This is the first time in state history.” Complaints such as “the waiting time for phone calls alone was nine hours” are rising in various social networking services, while criticism is mounting that “the authorities focus only on those who are confirmed to be Corona 19 and don’t care about those who have no money to buy medicine because they lost their jobs.”

As the unemployment problem spreads out of control, the Las Vegas and Nevada governments are also agonizing. It would be nice to ease the evacuation of homes right away in consideration of deepening economic wrinkles, but there are also many counterargument that it could encourage the spread of Corona 19. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said in a broadcast interview last week that casino and other non-essential facilities should be reopened. Las Vegas hotels and casinos are also seeking to resume operations from the 15th of next month, offering heat tests on guests as an alternative. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, however, does not specifically mention the timing of easing the evacuation of homes, saying, “It is not yet time to resume operations.”

Samsung Electronics and Apple, which divide the global market, are competing for content beyond mobile phone competition.

Smartphone makers Samsung Electronics and Apple, which divide the global market, are competing for content beyond handset competition. The point is the strategy of the two companies, which are 180 degrees different. The Galaxy, which has leading companies such as Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify, and Apple’s iPhone, which grows its own content ecosystem, will face off.

First of all, Samsung has integrated with the world’s largest music streaming site “Spotify.” You can easily search for music and podcasts and set your favorite songs as alarms. It is also connected to home speakers.

In particular, it is notable that Samsung Electronics has increased the supply of contents to low-end smartphones unlike before. Securing content from manufacturers is considered as an important factor as device performance and specifications as it can attract additional consumers.

Samsung also collaborates with Google in video call services. It allows Google Duo to run wide-angle screens and augmented reality only on Galaxy devices. In the case of YouTube, the company immediately provided Samsung with a feature that allows the 8K video to be compatible with YouTube, along with the YouTube premium. This collaboration is expected to become more diverse and concrete. A Samsung Electronics official said, “We will move toward solidifying partnerships with global IT and content companies.”

Apple is against it. It is going to establish an ecosystem for its own contents. Apple seems to be focusing on its content business under the motto of “growth without iPhone” since last year. It is trying to transform itself into a content company by strengthening “Apple services” such as music streaming service Apple Music, App Store Apple Arcade, Apple Podcast and iCloud Apple Care.

In this context, dozens of Apple service support countries have been added to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia along with the recent release of iPhone SE.

It is seen as a strategy that aims to increase Apple loyalty and even sell premium Apple devices from a long-term perspective by launching low-priced smartphones in emerging markets and allowing them to experience Apple services. iPhone sales are concentrated in several specific markets, including North America and China.

Apple, which continues to update its Apple services, has helped secure its own content services by introducing new Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus last year.

It is also doing well. Apple’s service sector is taking up an expanded portion of Apple’s entire business. Apple’s gross margin in the service sector, which accounts for more than 20 percent of its total sales, is reported to be 64 percent as of last fiscal year. In other words, Apple’s service has become Apple’s “good son business” that brings bigger profits than iPad MacBook AirPods.

Competition for content by smartphone makers is expected to intensify in the future. This is because high-quality content can be a means of revealing the strengths of its devices and an opportunity to increase brand loyalty. “Smartphone users tend to continue to use existing manufacturers,” an industry source said. “In order to prevent customers from leaving, manufacturers should also seek ways to give royalties to customers, such as securing content as well as developing simple hardware.”

New Zealand Declares to Win Corona

27일(현지 시각) 저신다 아던 뉴질랜드 총리가 자국 내에서 코로나 바이러스 감염증이 제거됐다고 선언하고 있다./AFP 연합뉴스
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares on the 27th (local time) that the Corona Virus infection has been removed in her country.

New Zealand, which has maintained a strong homeland blockade and a travel ban for more than a month since last month, has declared an end to the Corona crisis.

According to BBC and CNN, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press conference on the 27th (local time) that the coronavirus had been “removed at this time.” Accordingly, the “four-stage” Corona alert issued to all New Zealand territories will be lowered to three levels as of 11:59 p.m. on the same day, and non-essential workplaces and schools that have been suspended will also be gradually opened from Friday. New Zealand is scheduled to decide on additional measures, including the lifting of restrictions on movement, on April 11.

Based on the U.S. Johns Hopkins University tally, 1,469 confirmed cases and 19 deaths have occurred in New Zealand so far. On the 26th, the number of newly confirmed patients decreased to one. Foreign media say this is due to a strong blockade of the country and a wide range of Corona prosecutors. In New Zealand, which has a population of less than 5 million, 129,320 tests have been conducted. It is 2.4 percent of the population.

However, the local government does not rule out the possibility of re-proliferation, and appeals to most people to stay at home and avoid all social contacts. Ashley Bloomfield, secretary general of New Zealand’s Department of Health, said, “Removing corona means that there are no new confirmed cases, and we don’t know where other confirmed cases will come from.” Prime Minister Ardern said, “We want to reopen the economy, but it’s not people’s social life.”

In the meantime, New Zealand has been under a strong containment policy since last month when the spread of the Corona regional infection began in earnest. New Zealand closed all borders and banned foreigners from entering the country. It imposed mandatory quarantine measures on all citizens who returned to their countries. It has also imposed closures on all offices, schools and restaurants since April 26. Unlike other countries such as the United States, it was not possible to order delivery or packaging at restaurants.


Employees who won’t be back to work because continuing to receive unemployment benefits.

Critics pointed out that the U.S. policy of “perpetual unemployment benefits” weakens workers’ willingness to return to work and consequently encourages unemployment. This is through a column titled “Our Restaurants Can’t Open Until August,” published by the Wall Street Journal on the 21st. Kurt Huffman, owner of “Chefstable,” a restaurant chain based in Portland, Oregon, contributed the article

According to the column, Huffman temporarily laid off about 700 employees on April 15 in the aftermath of the new coronavirus infection. The key is to survive as much as possible until the restaurant is reopened.

It has since endured with packaging and delivery services instead of operating in restaurants. About two weeks after closing, packaging and delivery operations went better than expected. Sales were only 30 percent higher than before, but many employees were needed again.

That’s when it hit a snag. Every time I called to ask them to come back to work, the employees expressed their refusal one after another. The reason was simple. They say that thanks to unemployment benefits, the more they work, the less they earn.

They said they could earn $10 to $16 a week just by staying at home now. This is due to the Federal Epidemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program of the CARES Act, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which was enacted urgently after the outbreak of Corona 19. Rather than working full-time, he could earn $376 more every week. The inducement for reinstatement has vanished.

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International oil prices have plummeted again…WTI, 11 bucks a barrel.

사우디아라비아의 주요 석유시설 두 곳이 무인비행기(드론) 공격을 받아 가동이 잠정 중단되면서 국제유가가 19% 이상 폭등했다.(사진=연합뉴스)

International oil prices are falling again. The June delivery of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) in the U.S. continued to fall sharply after falling 25 percent the previous day.

WTI fell 16.7 percent to $10.64 during the day. Earlier the previous day, the WTI fell $4.16 or 24.6 percent to close at $12.78 per barrel.

International oil prices are showing extreme instability amid concerns that they may be entering negative territory again. Earlier in May, the delivery of WTI fell to -40 dollars per barrel during the day. In other words, there could be a situation in which the government has to add money while rolling up crude oil.

What concerns the market is the global “tank top” situation. As a result of the sharp drop in demand for crude oil due to the new coronavirus infection (CORONA 19), crude oil is currently oversupplied. Although the market has been storing excess crude oil in stores, there is a growing concern that even this will face limitations. Tank tops mean that as crude oil inventories increase, storage will no longer be able to fill crude oil.

Moreover, the oil market is fluctuating as the U.S. Oil Fund, the world’s largest oil-listed index fund, has decided to sell all of its near-term June products over four days.

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U.S. President Donald Trump suspends funding to the WHO

Donald Trump stops US funding of WHO, saying it failed in its duty

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken out a super-strong stance of suspending funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on the 14th (local time), President Trump said in a press conference held at the White House that “the WHO has failed to fulfill its basic obligations” and that he will suspend funding while the WHO is investigating the Covid-19 response.

Last year, the U.S. paid the WHO $430 million and is expected to share less than $116 million this year, according to the WSJ.

President Trump cited the fact that the WHO covered up the seriousness of the Corona 19 situation on China’s side, causing the spread of the Pandemic. “If the WHO had worked properly for the dispatch of medical experts to China so that it could objectively assess the situation at the scene, and if it had worked properly in criticizing China’s lack of transparency, it could have reduced the death toll to a very small scale and saved thousands of lives,” he claimed.

However, analysts say that the move is aimed at shifting responsibility to the outside world in the face of criticism that President Trump has failed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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British music producers are losing 70 percent of their income, the MPG report argues.

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According to a report by British music producer Guild called MPG, local music producers are facing serious financial difficulties after losing about 70 percent of their income due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The study predicted that British producers and record engineers lost about $4,000 on average in March, and this trend will rise to about $5,200 next month. More than 50 percent of those surveyed said their rent or home mortgage loans would be overdue after three months or less, unless the government immediately provides aid.

MPG’s analysis also shed light on the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on British recording studios. All of these studios have been closed to comply with the lock order.

Meanwhile, arlier this week, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced that residents would face a three-week shutdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

British medical experts have diagnosed that there have been nearly 12,000 cases of COVID-19 patients, which has killed more than 575 people. Britain’s levels of coronavirus infections have increased dramatically since late hours, as tests are becoming more and more widespread.

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