Wrong for who?
The whole WORLD GOT IT WRONG at one or the other point amidst the ongoing battle against the pandemic. So, HK can't be an exception.
It's all trial and error approach because the virus we confront is new; mistakes are bound to happen. So, I no longer keep poking at the faults -- the wrong strategies-- instead, I just stay optimistic that we will be free of this pandemic soon.
That "soon" maybe decades later, though. Or, just a year away from now on. Who knows.
You are meant to say “HK govt”...
CCP is knocking on Taiwan’s door now so pshh
The sentiment that everyone's mismanagement is on a par with each other is clearly utterly ridiculous.
I understand why you want to stick your head in the sand and not face up to the truth about HK, but shouting in bold text means we have to yank that long neck out of the sand and whisper some home truths.
Oh, yeah. There speaks our Geo-scientist who, not so long ago declared that there's no more pandemic.
Do allow me the pleasure of hearing from an expertise -- which countries have had a hundred percent success in tackling the virus? If you insist that the whole world didn't get it wrong. Please don't say , North Korea.
P.s -- Sir, you don't have to whisper it (whatever the proved-by-Sage-scientific-truths are). Everyone gotta know it.
Endemic implies a constant level of infection. Many European countries are there already as they've vaxxed children and realistically the ongoing vaccination isn't going to get through to many remaining refuseniks except probably the ethnic groups that will shun it until they go through another bad winter. UK will be there soon.
Living with Covid absolutely means pandemic over for those countries at least. You don't “live with” a pandemic that threatens your society.
Obviously though HK's approach means we are going to drag this out, probably avoid 10-15k earlier elderly and vulnerable deaths (probably with 10-12 years extra life expectancy for those folks given just how high longevity is here) but totally destroy tens of thousands of livelihoods and diminish the place forever. It's a value judgement if it's worth it. It's another (in my view far easier) value judgement to compel vaccination and move things along.