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Tue 09 Sep 2003

SARS? And in a neighbourhood near you...

Category : NUS

I was alerted to the SARS news last night ironically when a friend in Iceland sms-ed another friend out walking his dog who then called me (not the dog) to check the Channel NewsAsia webpage. I did but in the meantime the Taiwanese had already watched it on their news!

A 'probable SARS case' was reported yesterday. Hmmm..the poor chap is from Microbiology which is practically next door. No wonder anti-SARS measures were reinitiated in Science Fac (amongst others). Despite news about "the man from Kent Ridge", it was crowded as ever in the Science Canteen. I guess everyone has adjusted well. Prophetically, we just finished a SARS readiness exercise on 1st-3rd September.

Also discovered we had a department student SARS webpage with links to WHO and CDC but not MOH. Let me email the webmaster...

Just made my second net temperature login for the afternoon, minutes before midnight. I'd better set my yahoo calendar to remind me by email and sms again. No fever anyway, instead I'm freezing in the museum despite turning off the airconditioning hours ago! It's time to leave!

Today was better and I got blow by blow updates via sms from Alvin. Was wondering how serious it might turn out after they complete contact tracing. If my part of campus (Zone 3) is closed down, we have stay away for three days! Just as well I am sending most of my equipment to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve tomorrow. It's our base camp for the Kranji Zone of the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore on Sat 13 Sep. We can carry on if the museum suffers the unlikely event of a precautionary closure.

In other news, I have also learned lately that "unrecorded leave was renamed leave of absence". Note tribute to Mr Brown.

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