People have now growing concern of Coronavirus especially in the USA.
At the moment, voluntary quarantine protocols are being done to people who went back to New York from different areas which were affected by the outbreak.
There were about 700 travellers who came back. Most of them were at risk of the infamous coronavirus, COVID-19 because they travelled from mainland China.
The New York State Health Department authorities announced on Tuesday.
This new report also includes travellers who are to be quarantined out of New York City. From the 700 people, none of them didn’t have any symptoms from the virus.
The health authorities monitored there for 14 days.
Every day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports to the state health officials the names and contact information of those travellers who came from mainland China and were screened by US.
Customs and Border Protection as per the spokesperson of the health. She said that the locations of the people who are quarantined would not be provided to the public.
County north of New York City, Westchester, and said that they have voluntary quarantined individuals who are in their homes.
Several 26 travellers to be specific whereas Neighboring Rockland County said it has two people on quarantine and three others who completed the 14-day isolation.
The health officials of New York City didn’t respond yet as to how many people are doing voluntary quarantine to the different areas like Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. They didn’t give information also for Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Every day, these individuals are checked by the local health departments for signs and symptoms.
These include shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, cough, fever and difficulty in breathing. It could lead to pneumonia, severe respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and death.
The spokesperson said, “voluntary self-isolation will help limit the potential for spread of this virus.”
This voluntary self-isolation includes video monitoring through smartphones and food deliveries which are provided by the local health authorities.
For signs or symptoms, these persons will be transported to the county public safety and emergency services agencies. These number of people are changing everyday too as some of them have passed the 14-day quarantine.
This type of quarantine is different from the ones who were quarantined from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
They are now at some of the military bases in Texas, Colorado and California. 13 of them were favourable of the virus and are being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
As of the present, 40 of them have the virus.
The state of Alabama is now treating the virus-infected passengers at the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston.
Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that Americans should be prepared for the outbreak.
He said, “If we have a pandemic, then almost certainly we are going to get impacted.” He noted that travel warnings for China, South Korea, Iran, Italy and Mongolia are now being implemented.
As of writing, at least 63 people were being treated for coronavirus in the USA as of Thursday, most of them evacuated from Asia.
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.