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
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

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
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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