진행자: 임현수, Paul Kerry
1. Winter phase of pandemic may be ‘toughest yet,’ experts say
 Experts dread that the latest surge in novel coronavirus infections in South Korea is likely to grow into the “biggest and toughest wave” the nation experiences, as the push for reopening backfires and winter arrives.
*wave: 파도, 급증
*backfire: 역효과를 낳다
 Over the weekend, a senior official at Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency issued a chilling warning: “Korea may be facing the biggest wave of coronavirus infections yet -- much worse than the previous waves that hit in the spring and summer.”
 Cases have been climbing steadily since the government deserted measures to mitigate the spread in mid-October in favor of economic stability.
 After the softened social distancing system came into effect two weeks ago, the uptick accelerated to record a streak of 300-plus days for the first time in 81 days. Between Nov. 15 and Saturday, the seven-day average of new local cases more than doubled week over week to around 255.
*come into effect: 시작되다
*accelerate: 가속화 하다
2. Home interior design app Ohouse secures $70 million in investment
 Home interior design platform Ohouse has raised 77 billion won ($70 million) in a new round of Series C funding from investors including technology investment firm Bond, the app’s operator, Bucketplace, said Monday.
*Series C funding: 시리즈 C 투자: Series C financing (also known as series C round or series C funding) is one of the stages in the capital-raising process by a startup. The series C round is the fourth stage of startup financing, and typically the last stage of venture capital financing.
 IMM Investment, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Mirae Asset Capital and Naver Corporation were among the existing investors that participated in this round, the company added. This raises the company’s total funding to 88 billion won ($80 million).
*among: ~들 중
 Launched in 2014, the home interior platform has accumulated 14 million downloads and its monthly gross merchandise value has surpassed 100 billion won, thanks to younger consumers and an uptick in home furniture shopping due to COVID-19, Bucketplace explained.
 Bucketplace CEO Lee Seung-jae said the latest round of funding serves as a “testament to the growth potential of Ohouse.”
*testament to: 증거