A staff member clears a table at a restaurant in Aberdeen on July 28. Some studies suggest social distancing at less than 2 metres can still be safe, raising hopes restaurants and other indoor venues can remain open for business during the pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong A staff member clears a table at a restaurant in Aberdeen on July 28. Some studies suggest social distancing at less than 2 metres can still be safe, raising hopes restaurants and other indoor venues can remain open for business during the pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
A staff member clears a table at a restaurant in Aberdeen on July 28. Some studies suggest social distancing at less than 2 metres can still be safe, raising hopes restaurants and other indoor venues can remain open for business during the pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Hong Kong third wave: return to common sense and get people back to work

  • We have learned much about the virus, and we need to play the odds we have learned in order to stop crippling our economy and avert the worst recession in modern times
  • Risk can never be eliminated, but we must be willing to accept some pain as we try to restart our economy and get Hong Kong moving again

A staff member clears a table at a restaurant in Aberdeen on July 28. Some studies suggest social distancing at less than 2 metres can still be safe, raising hopes restaurants and other indoor venues can remain open for business during the pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong A staff member clears a table at a restaurant in Aberdeen on July 28. Some studies suggest social distancing at less than 2 metres can still be safe, raising hopes restaurants and other indoor venues can remain open for business during the pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
A staff member clears a table at a restaurant in Aberdeen on July 28. Some studies suggest social distancing at less than 2 metres can still be safe, raising hopes restaurants and other indoor venues can remain open for business during the pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.