Fans wear masks to a concert at the venue, Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, on February 27 amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters Fans wear masks to a concert at the venue, Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, on February 27 amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Fans wear masks to a concert at the venue, Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, on February 27 amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Yuk Wah Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Yuk Wah Chan

Mask or no mask: the cultural assumptions at the heart of coronavirus crisis management

  • Doctors here and in the West are trained in Western medicine, yet disagree on whether masks protect us against Covid-19
  • Social distancing is the norm in the West, where Asians in masks have been targeted. Are cultural differences at work?

Fans wear masks to a concert at the venue, Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, on February 27 amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters Fans wear masks to a concert at the venue, Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, on February 27 amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Fans wear masks to a concert at the venue, Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, on February 27 amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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