The spread of the new coronavirus is rapid, in China and all over the world.
This has brought a lot of fear and anxiety from people.
As of the writing, there are 81,000 positive cases are reported and almost 3,000 deaths. Six continents in the world are affected.
Most of the national health and medical experts may have warned us about, but they have assured that the virus could be deadly, but many who are infected only got mild symptoms and recovered fully.
It is essential to know and understand the factors to refrain from global panic and to get a picture of the transmission.
Dr Jin Dongyan, a virology expert from the University of Hong Kong, said for governments, for public health professionals — they also have to deal with these, because these will also be harmful.
A lot of details about the virus is still unknown, and the danger is when it spreads across the rest of the world. However, there are some significant factors that experts could tell us about it.
According to the February 11 reports of China, 44,672 cases were positive, but more than 36,000 or 81% are mild. This published study was from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Other categories are severe and critical. Symptoms for severe is shortness of breath, low blood oxygen saturation and lung problems.
Critical symptoms are respiratory failure, septic shock or multiple organ dysfunction. The positive thing that we can look forward is that only 14% of these patients are severe, and 5% are under critical cases. The death rate in China is 2.3% in total, but the rate from Hubei Province is higher, 2.9% as compared to 0.4% all over the world.
A mild case may look like common cold and symptoms are limited that sometimes these cases don’t need medical care. Some people are infected but don’t show any signs at all.
For this type of infection, the coronavirus would be comparable to seasonal flu or cold.
Dr Jin said, “Some of these patients, they go unrecognized. It could be just as small as a sore throat. Then one day, two days, it’s gone.” Mild cases could cause pneumonia and would have symptoms like fatigue, low fever.
As per the published medical journal, 99% of the coronavirus patients have cough or fever when they were brought in for a checkup. Others had breath shortness and muscle ache.
Coronavirus is dangerous for critical cases, 49% of those in this stage died but comparing it to the whole circumstances, this is just a tiny fraction.
Many of the deaths happened in Hubei, where it all started, but it is also a place where medical staff and facility are full. This would have been more dangerous for developing countries. Weak health systems could be a significant problem.
For mild cases, the symptoms will go away like common colds and flu. Some experts said that those who have coronavirus would not be infected again as their system will produce antibodies which provide immunity.
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Non-face-to-face concert injuries…Full-scale preoccupation of SM and Big Hit online platforms
K-pop big-name K-pop agencies have jumped into the preoccupation of “online platforms.”
It has already been used as an important channel for K-pop to frequently meet fans from afar as it has been in full swing. However, due to the spread of COVID 19, ‘Uncontact (non-face-to-face) communication’ has become important, and the use of online platforms is in full swing.
SM Entertainment is a leading agency. SM recently signed an MOU with Naver to push for joint global projects to strengthen its global entertainment competitiveness.
By combining SM’s expertise in discovering and producing global artists and Naver’s based technology, the company will join forces in expanding the global market for its “Fanship” platform, a global membership community.
FANSHIP is a paid-in fan club community launched by Naver last year. Stars can manage their fan clubs themselves. It is also possible to disclose exclusive content for fans, and to check what activities fans have done and how much they have used the content.
Many singers as well as actors are already using FANSHIP. Naver is showing its willingness to further expand its overseas fan market by cooperating with globally popular SM singers.
Big Hit Entertainment, which owns the global group BTS, is already actively operating its own fan community platform, Weverse. It has been receiving positive responses for its convenience in easily checking singers’ schedules and communicating in real time.
There is also a special content that will be released only through Weverse. In November last year, BTS unveiled its own travel program “Bon Voyage” season 4 through Weverse. Previously, the series had been released on Naver’s V app channel.
Another feature of Weverse is that it works offline. BTS’ concert in Seoul in October last year was packed with tickets sold out, but it was possible not to line up thanks to its preorder of MDs through commerce platform Weverse Shop. He also sent messages to BTS members, checking the waiting time of the food zone through Weverse.
Earlier, Yoon Seok-joon, co-CEO of Big Hit, said about Weverse and Weverse Shop that it was one of Big Hit’s plans to build a “one-stop service with the music industry.”
Weverse was created by BeNX, a subsidiary of Big Hit. BTS, the team’s junior group “TXT,” and Source Music’s group “G-FRIEND,” which was incorporated as a big hit label last year, are communicating with fans through the platform.
Especially noticeable is that other teams from other agencies besides Big Hit have also entered Weverse. It is a group called “Seventeen” belonging to Pledis Entertainment. This is the moment when the influence of Big Hit and Weverse is gradually expanding.
The Fast Company, a U.S. economic media outlet, recently placed Big Hit on the list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2020” after Snap, Microsoft and Tesla, drawing attention to “Weverse” and “Weverse Shop.”
As seen in BTS’ fandom “ARMY,” loyal fans can help make the team a singer who can influence the world. An independent platform that can only be shared by stars and fans is important to make them a “hot community.”
Mandy Moore Almost Walked Away from Hollywood
Amid a divorce and challenges finding work, Mandy Moore asked herself whether it was worth it to continue acting in 2015.
“I just felt like I was at a point in my life where I was the most comfortable making myself the least priority, and I made myself as small as possible to make someone else comfortable.”
After filing for divorce in 2015, she just wanted to give up acting entirely.
“I had done four failed TV pilots. So, I was kind of at the point where I was like, ‘Maybe this acting this is done for me.’ Like, ‘Maybe I need to hang it up and go back to Florida, go to school, go try my hand at something else.’”
However, the 35-year-old actress never had to make that tough decision to go back home because she landed “This Is Us” in 2016.
Fans of the singer-actress know that she has been a celebrity for twenty years, starting at the age of 15.
A couple of years later, she was able to release five albums and had gotten to marry music producer Ryan Adams.
When she got married, Moore thought it would inspire her to be more creative, but it was reportedly such a toxic environment.
Moore and Ryan Adams were married from 2009 until 2016.
In 2019, Moore spoke against her ex-husband in an exposé published by the New York Times.
“Music was a point of control for him. He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,” Moore continued, “They would write songs together and promised to record but didn’t follow through.”
Adams would even book them time in the studio, but later would just be replaced with other women.
According to the “Candy” singer, because of his controlling behaviour, it was difficult for her to make new connections in the industry, especially at a pivotal and potentially lucrative time. She was at her 20s by that time.
Mandy Moore says that her ex-husband yelling at her and making her feel inadequate and not good enough is psychologically abusive.
But her ex-husband commented on the interview saying that Moore’s “revelation” of their marriage is all lies.