People wear masks at the Kai Tak cruise terminal on February 5. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, the lessons of Sars are helping to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP People wear masks at the Kai Tak cruise terminal on February 5. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, the lessons of Sars are helping to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP
People wear masks at the Kai Tak cruise terminal on February 5. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, the lessons of Sars are helping to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Anson Au
Opinion

Opinion

Anson Au

What the world learned from Sars stands us in good stead to curb Covid-19

  • Far from a gloomy observation, the fact Covid-19 behaves like Sars should give us hope. After all, we now know about how coronavirus infections cluster, where the hotspots are, and what public health measures are likely to prove effective

People wear masks at the Kai Tak cruise terminal on February 5. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, the lessons of Sars are helping to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP People wear masks at the Kai Tak cruise terminal on February 5. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, the lessons of Sars are helping to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP
People wear masks at the Kai Tak cruise terminal on February 5. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, the lessons of Sars are helping to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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