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CDC issues spring couplets to fight disease
防疫春聯 索取踴躍

Calligrapher Chang Tai-pai writes a spring couplet for fighting against disease at an event held by the Centers for Disease Control at Taipei Main Station on Feb. 3.
書法家張太白應疾病管制局邀請,二月三日於台北車站大廳揮毫書寫防疫春聯。

Photo: Chiu Yi-chun, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者邱宜君

With the arrival of the Spring Festival, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decided to take part in the traditional festivities of the Lunar New Year by holding an event at Taipei Main Station on Feb. 3, titled “Masters Write Spring Couplets to Prevent Epidemic Diseases.” For the event the CDC invited renowned calligrapher Chang Tai-pai to wield his brush, writing the couplet: “DOTS (directly observed treatment, short-course) tuberculosis control strategy will cut TB in half; reversing the AIDS trend trend starts with me.” Members of calligraphy clubs from the CDC and various schools, including National Taipei University of Education, attended the event to write spring couplets, which were available to the public free-of-charge. A person dressed as the God of Wealth attracted a lot of attention as he handed out condoms sealed in red envelopes that people were eager to procure. Taipei City Hospital deputy superintendent Yen Muh-yong, CDC division director Chen Chang-hsun, Taipei City Councilor Wang Cheng-de, CDC Director-General Chang Feng-yee, calligrapher Chang Tai-pai, “Mother Hung” from Taiwan AIDS Foundation, Taipei Railroad Station Master Ku Shih-yen and CDC Deputy Director-General Shih Wen-yi all attended the event, wielding their brushes together to write “Reversing AIDS trend starts with me.”

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

農曆春節將至,疾病管制局因應年節習俗,二月三日在台北車站大廳舉辦「防疫春聯,大師義寫」活動,邀請書法家張太白義寫「都治關懷結核減半、逆轉愛滋從我做起」。疾管局及國立台北教育大學等學校書法社社員也到現場免費為民眾寫春聯,還有財神爺現場分送保險套,吸引人潮駐足觀看,踴躍索取。台北市立聯合醫院昆明院區院長顏慕庸、疾管局第三組組長陳昶勳、台北市議員王正德、疾管局局長張峰義、書法家張太白、紅絲帶基金會洪媽媽、台北車站站長古時彥、疾管局副局長施文儀,也親自提筆,合力完成「逆轉愛滋從我做起」。

(自由時報記者邱宜君 )

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