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Nearly 53,000 Chinese children sick from milk

There are 112 comments on the www.news8.net story from Sep 21, 2008, titled Nearly 53,000 Chinese children sick from milk. In it, www.news8.net reports that:

The number of children in China sickened by dairy products tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has jumped to nearly 53,000, the government said Sunday as it vowed to crack down on those responsible for one of China's worst food safety scandals in years. More than 80 percent of the 12,892 children hospitalized in recent weeks were 2 years old or younger, the Health Ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site late Sunday. Four children have died and 104 of the hospitalized children are in serious condition.

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Since: Jul 08

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#1 Sep 22, 2008
Sounds like the government did something.

Since: Sep 08

Shenzhen, China

#2 Sep 22, 2008
China must make a stand on this and make sure that everyone involved is made an example of.

That includes the FAT CATS AT THE TOP IN PARTICULAR.
tplj1984 wrote:
Sounds like the government did something.

Since: Jun 08

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#3 Sep 22, 2008
i know china has a population problem,,,,, and if the government have done something to these poor babies,,, they need to be shot!!!
Tien Huang
#4 Sep 22, 2008
stacked and proud wrote:
i know china has a population problem,,,,, and if the government have done something to these poor babies,,, they need to be shot!!!
You have a distorted view.
The Government wants to shoot the greedy saboteur
who mixed the milk with melamine.

“oderint dum metuant”

Since: Jun 08

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#5 Sep 22, 2008
I can see no reason why you would have melamine
in a baby milk factory.

Interestingly enough, according to Wikipedia seems that this is the same chemical that was discovered in the pet food we had last year.

It seem plausible that someone is either using melamine has a filler with gluten to stretch the supply or somebody has made a very dire mistake.
Shambo

United States

#7 Sep 22, 2008
Isn't it amazing the damage and suffering we humans bring upon ourselves for the almighty smucking dollar!
HATE AMERICA - VOTE OBAMA

United States

#8 Sep 22, 2008
In China, heads will roll or people will commit suicide from this. In America, people who sack companies (like the Democrats and NOBAMA's friends did with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) simply get big bonuses when they quit and then get another high-paying job elsewhere. Bankrupt AIG is handing out 25 billion dollars in bonuses... hunh???? Politicians like from both parties are guilty of turning a blind either or being directly involved. Time they a pay, take back their homes, fire them, take back their bonuses... they are not worthy of our trust. Tar and feather them, they are pariahs and should be treated as such.

“i see u ate ur bitch flakes”

Since: Jan 08

Apopka, FL

#9 Sep 22, 2008
OMG thoes poopr babies and parents. Speedy recovery to them all. Glad I live in the US. NOW DO WE THIMK IMPORTING FROM cHINA IS A BAD IDEA?

“Natural laws have no pity”

Since: May 07

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#10 Sep 22, 2008
And some people want to import more and more crap from China....Is it worth the price?
I don't think so.
Buy American made products as much as possible.

“I'm not your friend, buddy.”

Since: Apr 08

Amarillo, TX

#11 Sep 22, 2008
Those poor babies.

“I'm waiting for you!”

Since: Aug 08

Spring, TX

#12 Sep 22, 2008
Leave it to the Chinesse to screw up their children.
CHIWAWA

Methuen, MA

#13 Sep 22, 2008
Their dog food sickened my two dogs with the same ingredient in it (remember the dog food incident two years ago?). I just can't believe China and their lack of respect for life in general. These are their very own, their future....and they are killing them for what reason?????? This is all beyond me.
Plain Boy

Richmond, VA

#14 Sep 22, 2008
stacked and proud wrote:
i know china has a population problem,,,,, and if the government have done something to these poor babies,,, they need to be shot!!!
No early retirement and golden parachute for this guy.

***
July 10, 2007 - The former head of China's Food and Drug Administration was put to death Tuesday for approving untested medicines. The incident highlights a series of environmental and industrial scandals in China, and growing pressure on the government to make changes.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...
Plain Boy

Richmond, VA

#15 Sep 22, 2008
Dave Dischord wrote:
Those poor babies.
Well, it's certainly not the most "kid friendly" place in the world.
***
"BEIJING, May 21 — An intensive campaign to enforce strict population-control measures, including forced abortions, prompted violent clashes between the police and local residents in southwestern China in recent days, witnesses said Monday, describing the latest incident of rural unrest that has alarmed senior officials in Beijing."
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/world/asia/...
twerp

United States

#16 Sep 22, 2008
Looks like China's finally seeing the horrible repercussions caused by poor quality inspections.

I'm not saying I don't feel sorry for the babies affected by these horrible factories because I do feel sorry for them. I do however NOT feel sorry for the people who have been causing these poor quality decisions.

Karma will bite you in the ass every time and it hurts worse when your innocent children are the ones suffering from your poor decisions.
RACE

Lake Worth, FL

#17 Sep 22, 2008
If you believe that only 4 kids have died from this carp, I got a bridge to sell you.

“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Kennesaw, GA

#18 Sep 22, 2008
HATE AMERICA - VOTE OBAMA wrote:
In China, heads will roll or people will commit suicide from this. In America, people who sack companies (like the Democrats and NOBAMA's friends did with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) simply get big bonuses when they quit and then get another high-paying job elsewhere. Bankrupt AIG is handing out 25 billion dollars in bonuses... hunh???? Politicians like from both parties are guilty of turning a blind either or being directly involved. Time they a pay, take back their homes, fire them, take back their bonuses... they are not worthy of our trust. Tar and feather them, they are pariahs and should be treated as such.
If you are so smart (which it very well seems you are), can I ask why is it "Vote Obama" is in you name rather than "Vote McCain". Is Obama the worse of two evils?
C'MON PEOPLE! VOTE INDEPENDENT!!!

“i see u ate ur bitch flakes”

Since: Jan 08

Apopka, FL

#19 Sep 22, 2008
RACE wrote:
If you believe that only 4 kids have died from this carp, I got a bridge to sell you.
I think it was 4 in the US. China will never give a truthful answer. I am with you, this is so sad.
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Minneapolis, MN

#20 Sep 22, 2008
Mad Dog USN wrote:
I can see no reason why you would have melamine
in a baby milk factory.
Interestingly enough, according to Wikipedia seems that this is the same chemical that was discovered in the pet food we had last year.
It seem plausible that someone is either using melamine has a filler with gluten to stretch the supply or somebody has made a very dire mistake.
It's no mistake. It's basically caused by crooks out to make a profit through illegal means.

They need to be brought to justice and made an example of.
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Minneapolis, MN

#21 Sep 22, 2008
Orthopod1 wrote:
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I think it was 4 in the US. China will never give a truthful answer. I am with you, this is so sad.
No babies died in the US.

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