A man wears a face mask on a train at Causeway Bay MTR station, in Hong Kong, in February. Photo: SCMP / Nora Tam
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Anxiety in the age of coronavirus: an ancient Chinese cautionary tale

As fears of Covid-19 spread uncertainty and panic, a centuries-old story about the dangers of paranoia is recalled in the saying, ‘the bow in the cup; the reflection of the snake’

A man wears a face mask on a train at Causeway Bay MTR station, in Hong Kong, in February. Photo: SCMP / Nora Tam
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