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In recent days, city leader Carrie Lam’s administration has had to make two major policy reversals that could have been avoided. Now, it needs to reflect on how to grow out of its habitual Hong Kong-centric thinking.
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A reluctance to accept Covid-19 will become endemic means the early victors against the disease may be the last to reopen their economies, writes Donald Low.
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Western governments hoard vaccines and Big Pharma does it all for profit, but British group developed the Covid-19 jab purely for science and humanity.
SCMP ColumnistAlex Lo
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Tough response of isolating thousands not only caused great inconvenience, but also strained resources and raised doubts over the benefit of having vaccinations
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Patents are not a critical barrier in the complex challenge of vaccine manufacture and roll-out. But arguing about patent waivers is distracting.
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There is understandable anger in Hong Kong at two people infected with a new strain of Covid-19 who were not entirely open with authorities and may have put the lives of others at risk.
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Wealthy nations and big pharma must realise that their inaction on vaccine equity will cost lives, but action will cost them almost nothing. If they continue to hoard vaccines, they are undermining the fundamental principles of their rules-based world view.
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Latest GDP figures show city’s economy is finally heading in the right direction, but it is now essential to keep up the momentum.
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Officious justifications for why singling out foreign domestic helpers should not be considered discriminatory are far from convincing.
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With herd immunity offering the best way back to normality, all people in Hong Kong – foreign domestic helpers included – have a civic duty to get vaccinated.
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The aid so far has been a drop in the ocean of new cases and deaths each day.
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City authorities should have been more sensitive when ordering the compulsory testing of Hong Kong’s 370,000 foreign domestic helpers.
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