Archiv für 'Gesundheit'

Did Pangolin Trafficking Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Friday, 11.9.2020

Quelle: The New Yorker

China’s fresh meat lovers lament death of live poultry markets

Tuesday, 14.7.2020

Quelle: Straits Times

Even if we have all that in China, we still feel insecure

Friday, 19.6.2020

China’s big savers weather pandemic uncertainty By Jennifer Pak (marketplace).

Fang Fang n’est pas Qin Hui !

Wednesday, 3.6.2020

Par Brigitte Duzan. Quelle:

How China blocked WHO and Chinese scientists early in coronavirus outbreak

Wednesday, 3.6.2020

Despite publicly lauding China, WHO officials complained privately that the country wasn’t sharing vital information. Quelle: nbc/AP.

Coronavirus researchers warn 2-metre distance rule may not be far enough

Friday, 22.5.2020

Von Wendy Wu. Quelle: SCMP.

China’s Covid-19 QR code surveillance state

Monday, 11.5.2020

By Don Weinland

In a techno-authoritarian system, it is best to carry the correct digital credentials at all times.
I discovered this the hard way last month in the back of a taxi cab in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began. Over the past two months, local authorities across China have rolled out health code systems, accessed through smartphone applications, to control the movement of people and identify those who had been diagnosed with the virus or visited areas of high infection. Sometimes it feels every transaction — even entering a park — is subject to government approval.
On my first cab ride in Wuhan, my credentials failed to pass muster, leaving me with the jarring sensation that I had somehow slipped outside the normal bounds of society. When I climbed into the car, the driver pointed to a QR code dangling from the seat in front of me. I scanned it with my smartphone but it then required a Chinese ID number to register — something that I, as an expat, do not have. I tried to talk my way past this, telling him I had just arrived from Beijing and I had that city’s QR code, but not the Wuhan version. The driver politely declined my business, explaining that the rules require each passenger to show what is known as a Wuhan “green code”.
Russia is rolling out a similar QR code system, which so far is only in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. But in China, the codes are now everywhere. They hang in the entryways of most restaurants, shops, malls and banks. Even Beijing’s narrow alleyway neighbourhoods, called hutongs, require them to gain entry. When you scan the code, a limited amount of personal data is accessed through your phone to prove you are a low infection risk. Some codes pull data from phone carriers to see where you have been. Others appear to confirm personal health information, such as whether you have completed a mandatory quarantine. For those who have followed the rules, a green code appears on their mobile screens. If it’s a yellow code, you should be quarantined. As for a red code, which indicates infection or travel to a high risk area, the police might be called.
While in Wuhan in April, where I was unable to access the local health codes, I sometimes had to resort to subterfuge. My code for Beijing had turned yellow once I started my trip, so in local taxis and shops I often flashed a screenshot of a green code from several days earlier. If that did not work, I pulled out paperwork that proved I had quarantined in Beijing.
In many ways, the system is awe inspiring. The ability to roll out a comprehensive screening system, in which the only needed infrastructure is a matrix barcode printed on a piece of paper, opens the possibility of rapid, sweeping social control. Yet it is also prone to glitches that can totally cut people off from society. Lack of centralisation, so far, makes it difficult to use the codes between cities. There are also long delays in the system recognising location and quarantine data.
At one point in Wuhan, I received a call from a government minder. She said several journalists’ codes had turned yellow and asked if mine had too. When I replied it had, she told me I should not leave my hotel room until it turned green, despite knowing this was a glitch. “We must adhere to the conditions of the system,” she said.
Upon returning to Beijing, and completing a coronavirus test and 14-day quarantine, the district government confirmed I had carried out the needed procedures. However, they also asked that I stay home until the system recognised these changes — which would take several days. I did not follow that request and so again found myself in digital purgatory. At a bar entrance in central Beijing, I displayed an array of codes and documents which proved I had followed all rules. Yet the code used by the establishment stated, erroneously, that I had been in Wuhan during the past 14 days. I was turned away.
In China, many of the restrictions on movement are now being lifted and life is returning to normal. But the code system still lingers in many places. The temptations of keeping such a system of control in place, or even to centralise and strengthen it, must hold a strong attraction for the Chinese government.
Quelle: Financial Times, 7.5.2020

Is it killing for kindness or convenience? China debates euthanasia

Saturday, 19.1.2019

By Michelle Wong. Quelle: SCMP. Chinesische Übersetzung (mit Auslassungen)hier.

Foreign births soar as local births drop at epicentre of Chinese maternity tourism in Canada, new statistics show

Friday, 6.7.2018

Von Ian Young. Quelle: SCMP. Übersetzung hier.

First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory

Thursday, 25.1.2018

Von Helen Briggs. Quelle: BBC.

Chinese labs use mail to send opioid fentanyl into US, Senate report finds

Thursday, 25.1.2018

Quelle: Guardian/Reuters.

Elderly care is an intimate business in a different way

Monday, 4.12.2017

Red Lights Go Gray China’s former sex capital, Dongguan, retires in style. Von Lin Qiqing (Sixth Tone).

Buying infant milk powder is still a really scary thing in China

Friday, 24.11.2017

Von Echo Huang. Quelle: Quartz. Vgl. chinesischsprachigen Artikel hier.

Will China be able to care for millions of dementia sufferers?

Monday, 30.10.2017

Von Alice Yan. Quelle: SCMP. Chin. Übersetzung hier.

Hilfe im Pflegenotstand aus China

Friday, 20.10.2017

In Oldenburg gibt es personelle Lücken in der Pflege. Hoffnung wird auch auf Pflegefachkräfte aus China gesetzt. Von Marc Geschonke und Karsten Röhr. Quelle: NWZ Online.

The training boom that answers China’s clamour for carers

Tuesday, 17.10.2017

Von Mandy Zuo. Quelle: SCMP.

Die Medizintechniker in heller Aufregung

Tuesday, 26.9.2017

Staat statt Markt: Die chinesischen Behörden wollen künftig die Preise für Medizintechnik festlegen Die ganze Branche ist in heller Aufregung. Von Christoph Giesen. Quelle: SZ.

Smog cuts 3 years off lives in northern China, international study finds

Thursday, 14.9.2017

Von Viola Zhou. Quelle: SCMP.

China Closes Prominent International Hospital: YOUR Most Important Lesson for the Year

Monday, 11.9.2017

Von Dan Harris. Quelle: China Law Blog.

Shaving mouse brains into 15,000 ultrathin slices with a diamond blade

Friday, 18.8.2017

China launches brain-imaging factory Von David Cyranoski (Nature).

China’s Greatest Market Failure and Greatest Healthcare Opportunity

Tuesday, 1.8.2017

Nachtrag. Von Peter Fuhrman und Dr. Wang Yansong. Quelle: Asia Sentinel.

Warum China einen deutschen Arzt falsch verstehen will

Wednesday, 12.7.2017

Von Johnny Erling. Quelle: Welt.

China invites foreign doctors to treat Liu Xiaobo, the critically ill dissident

Wednesday, 5.7.2017

Medical experts from the US and Germany are reported to have been invited to help treat Liu for late-stage liver cancer. Quelle: Guardian.

New law sparks debate over future of traditional Chinese medicine

Monday, 3.7.2017

Von Cody Abbey. Quelle: CNN. Chinesischsprachiger Artikel hier.

HIV-Infektionen in China: Gefahr im Goldenen Dreieck

Sunday, 25.6.2017

Von Axel Dorloff. Quelle: Deutschlandfunk.