With climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFP
Jennifer Lo
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jennifer Lo

Along with climate change come mosquito-borne diseases. Is Hong Kong ready for a public health emergency?

  • Climate change is not just an environmental but also a looming public health crisis: expect more cases of heat-related illnesses and mosquito-borne diseases. Asian countries are finding hi-tech solutions and Hong Kong should prepare, too

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With climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFP
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The first image of a black hole and its fiery halo, released by Event Horizon Telescope astronomers, which is the “most direct proof of their existence”, one of the project's lead scientists said. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why pour billions into searching for a black hole and reaching distant stars when worthier causes exist at home?

  • From photographing a black hole to China’s particle collider, billions are being spent on esoteric physics and space research, which could more fruitfully be allocated to projects that would solve the planet’s pressing problems

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The first image of a black hole and its fiery halo, released by Event Horizon Telescope astronomers, which is the “most direct proof of their existence”, one of the project's lead scientists said. Photo: AFP
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