Unable to lip-read with face masks, Malaysian deaf community needs sign language to be part of new norm | Life | Malay Mail

PETALING JAYA, Aug 21 — Face masks are undoubtedly a life-saving measure in the times of Covid-19 but the protective gear has presented some unique challenges to the deaf community. Even those who use sign language find that their understanding of one another is now impaired by face masks because they are unable to fully …

Drop in inoculation rate troubles Health Ministry as anti-vaxxer group gains strength | Malaysia | Malay Mail

IPOH, Feb 24 — Parents who are influenced by anti-vaccine groups have caused the number of children vaccinated against measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) to drop to 89 per cent.Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said to ensure the population is protected from the infectious diseases, ideally the coverage should be 95 per cent.Source: Drop in inoculation …