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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong unprepared for the Ebola crisis?

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by Hari Kumar

    ... of the affected countries and displayed symptoms similar to the deadly disease, like vomiting and diarrhoea. While that is a relief, what scares one is the way our health workers handled things. Until ... in an ambulance before being moved to the isolation ward in Princess Margaret Hospital. The health workers were also not equipped properly and the patient was initially allowed to move around freely, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572317/hong-kong-unprepared-ebola-crisis
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1515866/treat-porn-public-health-issue
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    Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier in Africa?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... of ZMapp. Neither had the world. Frozen vials of ZMapp were flown from the US to Liberia, where Brantly and fellow health worker Nancy Writebol were administered the new drug. Both have since shown ... chance that this "secret serum" could work, why was it kept secret? Why hadn't it been tried on the nearly 900 Africans who have died of the disease? Why did two American health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567898/why-wasnt-ebola-drug-used-earlier-following-west-africa
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Meat of the McDonald's problem lost in McFlurry

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... incubator of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. And as burgers, fries and sugary drinks replace noodle soup and tea, the effect on public health is all too evident. In Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported this week that more and more younger people are becoming diabetic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) projects that 50 to 57 per cent of the Chinese population will be obese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563697/meat-mcdonalds-problem-lost-mcflurry
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... fingers crossed and hope this outbreak can be contained. This is a wake-up call for bodies like the World Health Organisation to create a sizeable fund and actively encourage research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564493/time-spend-money-ebola-vaccine
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... has every reason to feel optimistic. Some experts put the number of people affected in China at 40 million. While the firm's results have been cheered by stock market analysts, health activists are not so happy. As soon as the results came out, one insurance trade group called for a reduction in the price of Sovaldi. Bodies ranging from the World Health Organisation to insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559319/despite-huge-profits-gilead-sciences-defends-price-its
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    'Lexusgate Leung' has had his chance at political office

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... reductions that contributed to deepening the deflation and prolonging the recession. The duo undermined the public social service sector- in health care, education and social welfare- with dire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1508653/lexusgate-leung-has-had-his-chance-political-office
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    One-dimensional thinking afflicts Hong Kong's budget

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alex Lo

    ... Chun-wah's budget yesterday. However, expenditure items such as public health care and education are treated like they are liabilities. Perhaps as accounting items. But what if it's the other way round? Well, let's stop using meaningless words like world-class. But suppose our systems of public health care and education are of such a high quality and compare favourably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435882/one-dimensional-thinking-afflicts-hong-kongs-budget
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... and arbitrary. Cao Shunli, a human rights activist, appeared healthy when she was arrested at an airport on her way to Geneva to attend a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Her health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1451979/chinese-dissenters-dying-jail-disgrace
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If you're middle class, the annual Policy Address ritual is not for you

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Alex Lo

    ... or tax-deductibles in health care or education. Nothing, zero! Well, if you have very young children, you get an extra HK$2,500 a year in pre-school or kindergarten vouchers. But if they are older, well, you ... puts on a poverty relief programme, you can be sure a truly effective scheme would cost a lot more. On a positive note, the first highlight- I am not making this up- in the address' health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1406416/if-youre-middle-class-annual-policy-address-ritual-not-you

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