Wednesday, June 24, 2009

10.3 Target: one million cases of cataracts

This is a news report on June 24, 2009:

来源:荆楚网 (楚天都市报 陈媛 田静欣 高翔 向清)


Partial translation: "Hubei Province will soon institute a program, Cataract Vision Restoration for the Poor, and about 1 million patients will benefit. This is a 3-year program and for the current year, 9,475 patients will enjoy a $800 (about USD 100) discount for the surgery... It is estimated that there are 12.4 million blind in China. Of them, 6.99 million are cataract cases and 15% cannot afford to pay for the surgery [hence this program]."

Certainly a step in the right direction.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

10.2 Blurred vision

Lies all well disguised, masses all hypnotized
Terror's all you hear, war won't make it disappear
Leader's teach us, everything we shouldn't be
everyday people, this is no Democracy!

(a song in support of the Iranian people, try or here)