Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Ian Inkster
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Inkster

Why fall in public trust, not obesity or pollution, drove Hong Kong’s surge in Covid-19 deaths

  • Hong Kong’s performance in handling the pandemic is admirable on a global scale but anomalous compared to its peers in East Asia
  • Several factors have been suggested as explaining the city’s unusually high number of deaths, but the evidence points to poor levels of public trust

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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