8.28.2009

美國官方網站H1N1流感預防資訊

這是稍早針對懷孕婦女的講座 webcast

(Claire碎碎念:影片裡面鼓勵懷孕婦女要打流感疫苗和H1N1疫苗,在正常情況下當然這是對的。但台灣的疫苗可能是才剛通過人體試驗的疫苗,且人體試驗的樣本數很低,我的很多醫護朋友都建議暫時不要施打。)

這是關於懷孕婦女與 H1N1預防的一些資訊:(晚上有空再翻譯成中文)

What Pregnant Women Should Know About H1N1 (formerly called swine flu) Virus

這是與幼兒和家長攸關的一些資訊:

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): Resources for Parents and Caregivers

8.18.2009

My New Hero!

My favorite question from today's foreign press conference held in the president's office in Taiwan. Max Hirsch of the Taiwan Foreign Correspondents' Club raised the first poignant question. (You can watch the videos here. ) With the interpreter's voice in the way, I managed to transcribe the following--

Max Hirsch (Taiwan Foreign Correspondents’ Club):
Mr. President, we have heard you criticize the weather bureau for failing actual predicting on the rainfall. We have heard you criticize the local government,
blaming affected villagers, not understanding how serious the typhoon is before it hit, even the weather bureau did not know that.
also the apparent flip-floping of the government on the issue of international assistance,
there seems to be a track record for inconsistencies. and also, um, scheduling issues. last week at the height of the crisis, ... city hosting APPU in taipei... on .... Saturday, as the nation began warning and as relief and rescue were still very much under way, you apparently thought it's a good idea to go to a baseball game, and sir, criticism abounds, and at your nation's most desperate hour, when it most needed you to project an image of strong, decisive and passionate leader that you fill. And my question is, in your mind, is your leadership strong? or is it weak? How would you rate your own leadership abilities? Are you a weak leader or are you a strong leader?

My next question is for Vice President Hsiao, with the exception of the national security meeting and today's press conference, you have been conspicuously absent from the public eye, ... acute concern .. worst weather ?? of the Taiwan history. In fact you have been conspicuously absent from the public eye since you've been discharged from the hospital, and so my question to you is, Mr. President Hsiao, are you healthy enough? or Are you physically fit enough to execute the duty of the office of the president.?

Ma: If I understand your questions correctly, you first mentioned the, the weather factor right? ......


I can't wait to read the full transcript.

8.14.2009

Taiwan struck by severe floods and mu...

Taiwan struck by severe floods and mudslides
 
   I am writing this letter to request for your assistance in our search and rescue efforts for Typhoon Morokot aftermath.The landscape of southern and eastern Taiwan is severely damaged. There were floods and mudslides everywhere, animals drowned; people lost their homes. This has been the worst public crisis in recent memory. At the moment there are still two thousand people stranded in remote mountain areas, in need of rescue. We need helicopters, bulldozers and experienced teams that are capable of mountain search and rescue to evacuate them. In addition to volunteer help, the most practical contribution is money for the long term relief and support. 
 
What we need most in the coming week
 
1. experienced rescue team or persons, with expertise in mountain area search and rescue
2  bulldozers

3. Forensic scientists for DNA profiling
4. ad hoc communication system and/or satellite phones


What we need most in the coming month

1. People with disease prevention and control experiences in the aftermath of floods,
2. People who knows how to deal with disposal and clean-up of dead animals,
3. People who have experiences in crisis counseling,
4. People who have experiences in the set up and management of emergency prefab houses and/or relief camp.
 
We welcome any volunteers, organizations, rescue teams to provide assistance.


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Hsin-I Shih MD MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine
National Cheng Kung University Hospital


E-mail:


n506594@mail.hosp.ncku.edu.tw
Fax:
+886-6-2359562
phone number: 886-972401549
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8.13.2009

這款總統



ITN:
Should Taiwan not have been more prepared for this weather of coming?

Ma:
No, this area, this is the first time in many years.
That is why, they are, they were not fully prepared.
If they were, they should have been evacuated much earlier.
Just because they stay in where they live and, but you see,
they didn't learn, they didn't realize how serious this disaster was.

So sad and furious at the same time, to have Ma as President.

總統 請對災民負責

8.05.2009

Recording Lynn



recorded with a headphone.

she said hi and sang "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", "The Alphabet Song", and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."