Lessons from coronavirus and Hong Kong’s inept response show us what truly matters
- What we have learned during this most trying of years has to be ingrained into our being so we can look forward, do better and improve
- Love those who mean the most to us, respect and properly pay the people who matter, fine-tune the better work-life balance enabled by home offices and slow down
The dawning of another year changes nothing. A vaccine has still to arrive, and even then, immunisation is no guarantee that we can return to what we had before.
Valuable lessons have been taught. What we have learned has to be ingrained into our very being so that we can look forward, do better and improve.
Doctors, nurses, carers for the elderly and disabled deserve our utmost respect and should be treated as heroes. Technology and innovation should be embraced so that we can get by even in the toughest times.
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Don’t believe what you read and see on social media, and get information only from news outlets that are professional. For those of us with children at school, it’s time to stop taking teachers for granted.
Before the pandemic, I knew the people in charge of Hong Kong’s government were incompetent. The way they have managed the crisis has proven how unfit they are to govern.
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Some of us will be greeting 2021 by putting plans to flee to other countries into action. Just as a century ago after World War I and the Spanish flu that followed, we want to put the toughest of times behind us.
But with a new appreciation of what we have, we need to take stock of the lessons learned. Love those who mean the most to us, respect and properly pay the people who matter, fine-tune the better work-life balance our home office has enabled us and slow down.
We have been given insight into what really matters. When Covid-19 has been truly vanquished, we can set about making improvements to our lives and society.
Peter Kammerer is a senior writer at the Post