Just caught up on Aaron's summary of Singapore's press conference today.
My favourite bit: “since C-19 is manageable, need to simplify the system - no more flow charts”
Singapore getting on with it is the only faint hope and pressure point I think we have left for sensible decision making here in the next 12-18 months.
now, we are almost 2 years in. Yet, handling of arrival passengers is stricter than it ever was, and it looks like it might even get stricter. Yet, there is no wave in HK, and not convincing truth that the current imported cases are an issue and this handling gets anywhere. Same with other social distancing and mask rules. It’s pretty clear that outdoors are not a main factor of spread. Or surfaces. Yet wearing masks every where is a requirement. Outdoor bbq sites or camping sites are still closed.
At the same time, other countries are finding strategies forward. Singapore is essentially saying that they need to highlight business, it’s hub status but also people’s mental well-being. This is the way forward: not treating Covid as the only subject of politics. But HK does exactly that. COVID is everything that matters. And that is the big problem! It should not be about Covid cases anymore, it’s about having your society as safe as possible while getting back to a normal life. And HK just does not think this way.
A good strategy now is how to make sure people’s well-being, and economic factors such as travel opportunities are being supported while keeping COVID under control. Some places in Europe have reasonable success with this, as probably does Singapore.
Zero Covid cases
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Their two main failures to me are
1. Vaccination of the elderly
2. Lack of any sort of timeline or metrics (eg group A country is based on x cases/thousand, no masks when zero local cases for X days) making it impossible to plan for businesses let alone regular people.
Can't answer my questions and still persists on. Thank God, you're not a WHO chief.
You go on insisting with your unfounded "thesis" that exhibits nothing more than foolery. Aye, Sir. That's it.
@Coolboy, I tried my best not to argue back but see. Outta here!
Please educate yourself:.
Scroll down a bit and you'll see where one can report people to the government for 'violations' (with photos). It's disgusting.
One Service App.
Its absolutely clear to me that our border policy has zero to do with health and everything to do with China's desire to look inwards, get rid of external influences (ie its own people going abroad and expats coming in), punish HK for 2019 and basically turn it into a mainland city with mainlanders doing the jobs done by expats in HK now. There is NO other explanation for the suite of measures adopted. None. Anyone who thinks this is just "over caution" is not reading the tea-leaves. This is policy. HK is not doomed; it's just going to evolve again into something new, which objectively will be a place many expats will neither recognise nor with to leave. Locals and expats who do not get out now will have to conform or live in repression. The China-lovers on this forum may rejoice, but for anyone who values freedom, individuality or free expression, it's the end.