Moment of Neti-zen

Source:Global Times Published: 2013-9-25 21:53:01

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'Great father' should have had vaccine shot

Net users are grieving over a father from Sihong county, Jiangsu Province, who died of rabies on Tuesday, weeks after he sucked out the blood from his son's wound. The boy had been bitten by a stray dog.

After sucking in and spitting out the "poisonous" blood multiple times, the father surnamed Jiang sent his son to the nearest hospital where the boy was given a rabies vaccine, about an hour after the incident. But the father, from a poor rural village, refused the vaccine, saying that it cost too much money.

Jiang died two days after he began feeling uncomfortable, when he was diagnosed with rabies. Net users have remembered him as a "great father," lighting candles for him on their microblogs.

"The father's love is as heavy as mountain," said Net user Recollection-M.

Net user Yidabujiatang said that the story highlights how important it is for everyone to have access to free rabies vaccinations, saying that governments can use the money collected from pet owners for dog management fees to support the move.

Net user Chenhao_kongluolimengwa said that the situation calls for a more sound management of stray dogs or cats, which will require responsible efforts on the part of both governments and residents.

Others said that the doctor should have persuaded Jiang to accept the vaccine when he brought his son to the hospital after the incident.

Security guards to attend graduate school

Five security guards working at Zhengzhou University in Henan Province have been admitted to top graduate schools in China, winning praise from Net users across the country.

The guards took free classes while patrolling the campus grounds, and upon completing their studies, were asked to continue their education at schools as well-known as Beihang University, also known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the school's website said Tuesday.

Many Net users have applauded their achievements, saying their hard work reverses the stereotype that security guards lack the drive and ambition needed to reach a higher level of education.

Others said the news has inspired them to work harder.

"I have no reason to fail now," said a Net user preparing for the national graduate college entrance exam.

But despite the optimism, some Net users worried about the security guards' future.

"It's really hard to find a job in this market," said a Net user. "I hope they don't finish school only to continue their work as a security guard."

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