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H1N1 Vaccinations Available

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 4, 2009

Approximately 200,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine have gone out to clinics and hospitals all over Singapore. Many have already gone to their local clinics and received the shot. It normally takes 2 weeks after the shot for the body’s immune system to build up antibodies for the virus. Bottom line is you should get the shot. However even after receiving the shot you should still take the necessary precautions: wash your hands, cough/sneeze into a handkerchief, avoid spreading or catching any germs.

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China rounds up the Mexicans

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 4, 2009

Typical un-educated communist tactics. Fear the unknown. China’s discriminatory practices continue as shown with the recent swine flu epidemic. The Chinese government has taken the steps to round up all Mexican tourists and quarantine them regardless of the lack of flu symptoms. So much for stepping into the 21st century China. Progressive? My ass.

“The relevant measures are not directed at Mexican citizens and are not discriminatory,” foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website. (link)

I guess that has nothing to do with the fact that all the people you have rounded up are Mexican? I don’t see any other people being quarantined. Heck not even the sick Chinese people. Those people are free to roam around and spread the flu. Congratulations China. You are, yet again, one of the dumbest countries in the world.

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Are you eating at a grade C food stall?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 13, 2009

A stunning 80 stalls are now graded C according to the National Environment Agency (NEA). Only 3 received a B grade. The stalls were graded last December but many were still displaying their old marks. An NEA spokesman blamed delay mis-communication and internal complications. The quality of food concerns were raised after 2 people died from eating poisoned food from the food market. The poisoning was traced back to an Indian rojak stall there. 154 people came down with food poisoning after eating at the Rojak Geylang Serai stall on April 1.

Rojak Geylang Serai was graded C in 2007, but its stallholder continued to display its old B certificate, said NEA. (StraitsTimes)

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Tang Wee Sung pleads guilty

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 27, 2008

A Singapore retail magnate pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two charges related to the city-state’s first organ trading case, local radio reported.

Tang Wee Sung, whose Tangs department store sits in the prime Orchard Road tourist and shopping belt, pleaded guilty to entering an illegal arrangement to purchase a kidney, 938Live reported.

He also pleaded guilty to falsely declaring that the donor was a distant relative, it said.

A court official reached by AFP could not confirm the pleas because the hearing was continuing.

Tang could receive up to three years in jail and a fine on the most serious charge of the false declaration, the radio report said.

It quoted Tang’s lawyer as saying he committed the offences because he is seriously ill and was desperate to survive. (story)

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7,000 new health care jobs over the next 5 years

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 19, 2008

These range from positions for doctors, nurses, to pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals.

Singaporeans alone will not be enough to fill these jobs.

‘Foreign talent and foreign workers are greatly welcomed,’ said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday.

Speaking at the National University Hospital and its healthcare union’s national day observance ceremony, Mr Khaw said many more workers are needed to provide the level of care that will be needed in the coming years.

Demand for healthcare will go up, as the population increases and ages. Singapore’s population is likely to grow from the current 4.5 million to 5.5 million by 2020. (story)

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