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Mainland Border with HK "Could Reopen by Aug 4":Health Minister

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanieskis:
    I have, I was overseas for 3 months in the UK and Portugal. I’m also reading recent papers on, for example, the increased risk of health issues that comes with reinfection with Covid. Get on with life - absolutely. Try to reduce the risk of infection without making such large sacrifices that it impacts your quality of life - why not? What exactly is the downside of wearing a mask on packed public transport? Or requiring bars and restaurants to have high standards of ventilation? It’s just about balance.


    I am in Portugal right now and wear mask on public transport. No problem. But that's not what's happening in HK. Masks everywhere. Masks on kids in schools. Daily testing. Vaccine records to eat food. Constant monitoring. Fines. etc. etc. It was only a few weeks back when we were expected to wear masks to go for a run or hike ffs.These things do have a downside, mostly on mental wellbeing. I think we'll see this emerge more in HK over the next few years, especially among children.

    And I've not even mentioned the ever present threat of forced quarantine, families being split and more.

    If people were dying on the streets, or if the hospitals were full of sick kids, I could maybe understand your argument, but this is not normal or healthy and should not be accepted as such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    I am in Portugal right now and wear mask on public transport. No problem. But that's not what's happening in HK. Masks everywhere. Masks on kids in schools. Daily testing. Vaccine records to eat food. Constant monitoring. Fines. etc. etc. It was only a few weeks back when we were expected to wear masks to go for a run or hike ffs.These things do have a downside, mostly on mental wellbeing. I think we'll see this emerge more in HK over the next few years, especially among children.

    And I've not even mentioned the ever present threat of forced quarantine, families being split and more.

    If people were dying on the streets, or if the hospitals were full of sick kids, I could maybe understand your argument, but this is not normal or healthy and should not be accepted as such.
    I don’t disagree with you at all. I’m not defending HK’s current arrangements- I’m advocating for a middle ground between the UK and US of doing absolutely nothing, and HK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanieskis:
    I don’t disagree with you at all. I’m not defending HK’s current arrangements- I’m advocating for a middle ground between the UK and US of doing absolutely nothing, and HK.
    Fair enough
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