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    Lots of pretty charts .. the one that stood out was the work visas issued stat.

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    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/24/hong...-approach.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeky Kiwi:
    Fuck them doctors, HK is now getting mainland doctors in

    For all their smartness they never foresee their reluctance to get people vaccinated will result in a tidal wave of mainland doctors entering HK - something they have fought against since 1997
    Yeah the Brit keeps erroneously claiming that the Govt advised old tricks not to get vaxxed - he's wrong yet again - They spinelessly deferred to Doctors (purely politics for the EOY elections) and then doctors spinelessly deferred to their bank balances.

    The old fucks themselves are pretty dumb and selfish, and their families are incompetent and dumb at making informed decisions too.

    HK culture in a nutshell - It's only happened in China, no where else in the world. China only has Sinovac - again because of shitty Chinese attitudes - at the end of that day you get what you deserve.

    Now doctors have shot themselves in the foot and further opened the flood gates.

    Just a shame we all got caught up in it too.

    Ho hum, where's the airport again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    Right, this is what I'm saying, the population at large (and particularly certain segments of it) spread rumours that the government was trying to poison them and similar.

    As a government, how would you have confronted that?
    You repeatedly said that HK was doing fine and the elderly would get vaccinated in their own time.

    Myself and others pointed out the many problems in just passively waiting - and we were proven correct.

    Passively waiting did not result in an increase in the rate.

    An overall rate of around 60% last summer was lauded but totally misleading as virtually everyone who needed to be vaccinated was still not.

    Now we are here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njstone9:
    You repeatedly said that HK was doing fine and the elderly would get vaccinated in their own time.

    Myself and others pointed out the many problems in just passively waiting - and we were proven correct.

    Passively waiting did not result in an increase in the rate.

    An overall rate of around 60% last summer was lauded but totally misleading as virtually everyone who needed to be vaccinated was still not.

    Now we are here.
    He's got you bang to rights I'm afraid there @GentleGeorge, you and Aramis (god rest his soul).

    That's a precise and concise summary of the arguments and the outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    The thing about actually being in Hong Kong, is that I see the bus adverts every day.

    I saw lots and lots and lots from the government saying "go and get vaccinated", I never saw any asterisks saying "unless you are old"

    On the other hand, you seem to get all your news second hand from the expat network, which could fairly be accused of bias in certain areas
    Read on Facebook by a real person. Mother in law went to QM ( has heart issues) and asked if she csn get vaccinated. Her doc said NO. But would not give her an exception either as she did not meet the criteria. Told her to get her whole family vacinated and then stay home. THIS is why we have a problem. This was THIS week.
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    And so they deserve to be displaced by mainland doctors

    At least they'll vaccinate if $$$ given


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    Without an endgame or an incentive or disincentive for vaccinations we are going to have this status quo for months. The borders didn’t open under zero Covid. The social distancing has now been extended In time and additional restrictions. The new app rules are bullshit. In essence supermarkets and malls won’t police this and why should they ?

    I’ve resigned myself to the fact that we can’t change this but we can sit eating popcorn, drinking beer and watching dynamic zero implode even before mandatory testing.

    as a side note even the infamous fish restaurants of Sai Kung are two per table. Tables more distanced and none pushed together with plexi. It’s serious this time

    PS anyone offering outside hair cuts. My hair hasn’t been this long for maybe 20 years and I’m not liking the look!!!


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