Saturday, February 1, 2020

[Article Translation] Park Myung Soo speaks out about the rising face masks prices amidst the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

t/n: While hosting his radio show, the topic of the Wuhan coronavirus came up and the guest Jeon Min Ki said, "It's a big concern. With the word that it's spreading faster than MERS, we're running short of face masks. I heard that people from China and Taiwan buy a lot of our country's face masks because it's thick so that's why the prices increased a lot."

Park Myung Soo said, "I also bought face masks but I got a text notifying me that the order was cancelled because they went out of stock. They taking the people's health into hostage, the supply and demand for the product might be uncertain but how can they increase the prices like that. Everyone is barely wearing face masks but if you increase the prices, it'll be hard."

Announcer Jo Woo Jung added, "It was originally sold around 1,000 won for a bundle but they raised the price by 10,000 won to 100,000 won."

On the topic about the possibility of the Wuhan coronavirus emerging because of bats, Park Myung Soo said, "Each country has its own food culture so we can't disparage it but if it's connected to the sickness, shouldn't he prohibit it."

1. [+13487 / -93] Park Myung Soo speaks better than Hwang Gyo Ik (t/n: Hwang Gyo Ik is a food columnist that stirred up controversy because people were criticizing Chinese people for eating bats and he brought up the fact that Seolhyun also once ate a bat and that people should stop being xenophobic towards Chinese people) 

2. [+5624 / -28] It really is too much ㅠㅠㅠ You can't even order it and everything shows up as being out of stock. If you do order it, you get a text that your order was cancelled ㅠㅠ and the prices are soaring ㅠㅠ

3. [+4568 / -17] They're really increasing the prices thinking this is the perfect timing, they're bastards that sold their conscience.. He spoke well

4. [+2795 / -20] It's really too much ㅠㅠㅠ For the people who were able to buy it for a cheap price, they cancelled the order saying that the product is out of stock and they're selling it more expensive at different places.

5. [+971 / -49] He's different from Hwang so and so (t/n: Hwang Gyo Ik)