/ 10 August 2021

Rice bag babies, tiny babies, and legendary volunteers


COVID may have sent a lot of people indoors, but it did little to deter volunteers from giving their time, according to a new report. Both the number of volunteers and the time they gave increased in 2020 compared to 2019.

A baby believed to be the world’s smallest at birth has been discharged from a hospital in Singapore after 13 months of treatment. Kwek Yu Xuan was just 212g – the weight of an apple – when she was born at just under 25 weeks. She now weighs a much healthier 6.3kg.

And parents in Japan are sending bags of rice that weigh the same as their newborn babies to relatives who cannot visit them due to the pandemic. Some are wrapped in blankets, some have a picture of their baby’s face attached to the front. Nothing weird about that at all…

Image source: pr

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