Pcr tests

David Moore made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

Could you please inform me whether the q-tips being used for the Pcr tests have any traces of ethelyne oxide on them, a known carcinogen that is extremely dangerous when near the blood brain barrier.

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

Department of Health

Dear David,

Our department has received your application for access to information
dated 20 August 2021.

Your application is now under processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of
the Code on Access to Information, we will inform you of the latest
progress of the case on or before 9 September 2021.

If you have any enquiries in the interim, please contact Ms Sophy KWOK,
Executive Officer(Personnel)3 at 3107 2570.  Thank you.

Regards,
(Ms Sophy KWOK)
for Director of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

I’m still awaiting for the EDB to clarify and explain how they came to the decision to ban spit tests and only use pcr tests for teachers who don’t want to take the vaccination. I would be very grateful to hear from them soon.

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

Department of Health

I am out of the office until 08/12/2021.

For urgent matters, please contact Miss Jackie LAM, CO(Per)4 at 3107 2571 /
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Department of Health

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Dear David Moore,
Preceding email (dated 9 September 2021 from Ms Sophy KWOK) refers, our
department has received your application for access to information dated
20 August 2021.

Please be informed that the Department of Health does not possess the
requested information.

In addition, below attached the Delivery Failure Report dated 9 September
2021 for your reference.  Thank you.
Regards,
(Miss Cheyenne LEE)
for Director of Health

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Dear David Moore,

I refer to my preceding email dated 15 September 2021, Department of
Health does not possess the requested information.

In order to further process your request, I would like to seek for your
consent for referral of your application to Education Bureau for direct
handling.  Thank you.
Regards,
(Miss Cheyenne LEE)
for Director of Health

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From:        David Moore <[FOI #721 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        15/09/2021 15:20
Subject:        Re: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Pcr tests

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Dear Department of Health,

I’m still awaiting for the EDB to clarify and explain how they came to the
decision to ban spit tests and only use pcr tests for teachers who don’t
want to take the vaccination. I would be very grateful to hear from them
soon.

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

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Dear Department of Health,

I give consent to refer my question to the Education Bureau. I very much hope to hear from them soon.

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

Department of Health

Dear David Moore,

Thank you for your reply with consent dated 24 September 2021.  Your
request has been referred to Education Bureau for direct handling.

The Access to Information Officer of Education Bureau can be reached by
the following means -

Telephone No:         (852) 2892 6121
Fax No:         (852) 2893 0858  
Email Address:  [1][email address]
Education Bureau
16/F, Wu Chung House
Address:         213 Queen's Road East
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Should you have any enquiries, please contact me at 3107 2093.  Thank you.

 

(Miss Cheyenne LEE)

for Director of Health

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From:        David Moore <[FOI #721 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        24/09/2021 08:48
Subject:        Re: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Pcr tests

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Dear Department of Health,

I’m still awaiting for the EDB to clarify and explain how they came to the

decision to ban spit tests and only use pcr tests for teachers who don’t

want to take the vaccination. I would be very grateful to hear from them

soon.

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

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Katie HK CHENG/EDB,

Dear Mr Moore,

 

Code on Access to Information

Application No. 49/2021

 

I refer to your application under the Code on Access to Information
received by EDB on 30 August 2021.

 

Please be noted that EDB has given you a reply on 7 September 2021 in
relation to your information request.  You may refer to the forwarded
email for our reply.  Thank you.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

(Miss Katie CHENG)

for Secretary for Education

 

 

From: Katie HK CHENG/EDB
Sent: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:42 PM
To: '[email address]'
<[email address]>
Subject: Code on Access to Information (Application No. 49/2021)

 

Dear Mr Moore,

 

Code on Access to Information

Application No. 49/2021

 

I refer to your application under the Code on Access to Information
received by EDB on 30 August 2021.

 

Schools are places where students study and engage in activities.
Activities on campus are frequent.  We have to ensure a healthy and safe
school environment for students to study with a peace of mind in the new
school year.  In this connection, the Education Bureau (EDB), after taking
into consideration the latest development of the pandemic and the
preparedness of schools, has decided that starting from 1 September 2021,
all teachers, school staff and related persons who provide on-campus
services, and persons who frequently visit school campuses must have
received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular COVID-19
tests and receive negative results.  With the advice of health experts,
the specimens must be obtained from combined nasal and throat swabs, and
not collected through self-testing kits. Results from deep throat saliva
tests or rapid antigen tests are not accepted.  For details, please refer
to the link at
[1]https://edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/sch-adm...

 

Vaccination is a vital step in the fight against the epidemic. We strongly
appeal to teachers and school staff, students and parents to get
vaccinated as early as possible to protect themselves, their families, and
the Hong Kong community as a whole.  The EDB has put in place a number of
facilitative measures to encourage teachers and school staff to get
vaccinated, including the provision of vaccination leave arrangements. 

 

The EDB will continue to monitor the development of the epidemic, take
into account health experts’ advice, and maintain liaison with the school
sector to timely review the precautionary measures.  Thank you for the
concern on education matters.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

(Miss Katie CHENG)

for Secretary for Education

From:        David Moore <[2][email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[3][Department of Health request email]>
Date:        20/08/2021 20:53
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Why testing now?

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Dear Department of Health,

As a teacher being forced to either take either  an experimental
vaccination or regular pcr test I would like to know the reason why this
is starting  September 1st? There was no testing done in  the last two
weeks of May, and the entirety of June, July and August and there was no
concerns. Why has the government deemed it so important that the tests
must start again and why are the spit tests not being used as these were
perfectly accurate for millions of citizens just a few month ago.

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

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