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基于韩国48例死亡报告,新加坡卫生部建议暂停使用两种流感疫苗

Oct 26, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

在韩国出现因接种疫苗而死亡的报告后,卫生部预防性建议公众暂停使用两种流感疫苗。

卫生部建议暂停使用两种流感疫苗

据韩国卫生部门发布的信息,在韩国报告的死亡病例当中被注射的有七个品牌的流感疫苗。

在七个品牌当中,两个在新加坡有售。它们是:

SKYCellflu四价,由SK生物科学公司生产并由AJ生物制剂公司在新加坡分销。

VaxigripTetra,由赛诺菲巴斯德公司生产并由赛诺菲安万特公司在新加坡分销。

韩国卫生部门表示,他们没有发现死亡和流感疫苗之间存在直接联系。

据路透社报道,截至10月24日,韩国已有48人在接种疫苗后死亡。

卫生部在10月25日的新闻稿中表示:“这是针对韩国流感疫苗接种后的死亡报告所采取的预防性措施。”

卫生部已经通知医疗机构和医生暂停使用这两种疫苗。

医疗机构和医生可能会继续使用为应对本年度北半球流感季而引进新加坡的另外两种流感疫苗。

流感疫苗通常安全且耐受性好

根据卫生部的声明,流感疫苗的接种通常安全且耐受性好。虽然疫苗会像所有药物一样产生副作用,但它们通常温和并且可以自行分解。

接种流感疫苗的常见副作用可能包括注射部位红肿疼痛、发烧、头痛、肌肉酸痛、疲劳和恶心。

在极少数情况下,患者可能会出现高烧或严重的过敏反应(如呼吸困难、气喘和眼周肿胀),应立即就医。

新加坡卫生部和卫生科学局正对这一情况进行评估以获得更多信息,然后再就如何使用受影响的疫苗提出进一步建议。

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PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.