The masks are on as visitors take in the Hong Kong skyline from the Victoria Peak viewing terrace on February 3. The WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic more than a month later. Photo: BloombergThe masks are on as visitors take in the Hong Kong skyline from the Victoria Peak viewing terrace on February 3. The WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic more than a month later. Photo: Bloomberg
The masks are on as visitors take in the Hong Kong skyline from the Victoria Peak viewing terrace on February 3. The WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic more than a month later. Photo: Bloomberg

Letters | Covid-19 and face masks: East is East, and West is West

  • While much depends on government and medical recommendations, the reluctance to wear a mask also stems from prioritising the concept of individualism over collectivism

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The masks are on as visitors take in the Hong Kong skyline from the Victoria Peak viewing terrace on February 3. The WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic more than a month later. Photo: BloombergThe masks are on as visitors take in the Hong Kong skyline from the Victoria Peak viewing terrace on February 3. The WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic more than a month later. Photo: Bloomberg
The masks are on as visitors take in the Hong Kong skyline from the Victoria Peak viewing terrace on February 3. The WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic more than a month later. Photo: Bloomberg
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