Ian Young
Ian Young

SCMP Columnist

The Hongcouver by Ian Young

Those Asian people wearing face masks amid coronavirus fears? They aren’t crazy, stupid or ridiculous, Vancouver

  • There’s nothing particularly funny about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak – but some Canadians find Asians in face masks to be the height of ludicrousness
  • Masks may not be necessary, but ridiculing them ignores the trauma Sars had on a generation of Hongkongers, and a responsible habit to prevent spreading germs