The World Cup Creates A Medical Crisis In China

June 12, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

A football in Brazil can cause an epidemic in China. Zoe Li writes:

  • To catch the 2014 football world cup viewers in China will have to get up between 3 and 6 am.
  • This has led to a surge in demand for doctor’s notes online.
  • A standard pack costs just $0.16. But one with a hospital stamp and a “doctor’s” diagnosis costs about $50.
  • One vendor is even offering sick notes with a corresponding medical record at a hospital. These cost $100.
  • At least one employer has given up. Rather than deal with sick leave excuses they’ve just offered employees vacation days during the event.

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Source: CNN