Empty instant noodle shelves at a supermarket in Hong Kong on January 30. Photo: ReutersEmpty instant noodle shelves at a supermarket in Hong Kong on January 30. Photo: Reuters
Empty instant noodle shelves at a supermarket in Hong Kong on January 30. Photo: Reuters
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

China coronavirus outbreak: the plague of fear and prejudice could be just as lethal

  • The panicked buying of protective masks and hoarding of food in Hong Kong is a reminder that we should protect ourselves against a contagion of fear, and the rumour-mongering and xenophobic behaviour it triggers

Empty instant noodle shelves at a supermarket in Hong Kong on January 30. Photo: ReutersEmpty instant noodle shelves at a supermarket in Hong Kong on January 30. Photo: Reuters
Empty instant noodle shelves at a supermarket in Hong Kong on January 30. Photo: Reuters
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