Like Tree209Likes

COVID-19 - HK April Week 1

Closed Thread
Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 2 7 8 9 10
  1. #91

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    4,659

    Does anyone have some numbers about the percentage of the number of incoming via flights per day that are (or eventually become) infected? There are still tens of thousands flying in each day, right? So as a percentage of infected, it doesn't seem too high.

    Karaokes were spared, but being as they hold a catering licence, they were told they need to follow rules for restaurants and bars on separating customers.
    Why are karaoke bars still open?!?!

    And why would anyone be so stupid and selfish to go?!

    I'm having to bite my tongue at anyone who tells me they're just wrapping up their quarantine. (Why did you go on holiday in the first place!)

    Honestly, if I didn't need to rely on the same hospitals, Hong Kongers are getting what they deserve if the infection rate rises. They've been so focused on racially singling out white people about face masks, they've naively ignored other causes of outbreaks. They've put all their eggs in one basket on harassing peoplw about masks they've missed looking at other things that spread the diseases like thus karaoke example. Village gatherings, hiking gatherings, dimsum gatherings.

    I've been really disappointed by this. I guess it may be the first time I've been at the ugly side of racism.
    Last edited by Elegiaque; 31-03-2020 at 07:21 PM.
    Kowloon72 likes this.

  2. #92

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong, from UK
    Posts
    2,734
    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    Does anyone have some numbers about the percentage of the number of incoming via flights per day that are (or eventually become) infected? There are still tens of thousands flying in each day, right? So as a percentage of infected, it doesn't seem too high.
    I think it's down into the thousands per day range, and falling...

  3. #93

  4. #94

    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    16

    I feel bad if you feel singled out. But I would also like to see how many generations of infections this karaoke cluster will generate, right now it is 5-7 people. Theoretically, if the servers and staff put on their masks, the infections will be limited to this karaoke and this room only. For the bar cluster which has more than 60 infected person, it includes the band, the bar's staff, managers, the band's family, 4-5 bars, and customers of several bars. I would really like to compare the karaoke cluster and bar cluster to see if masks will help stop the spread. People do get infected, but it's how far it spreads that matters.

    Last edited by lijacq; 31-03-2020 at 08:25 PM.

  5. #95

    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    249

    Why are bars and karaokes still open and races still going on and tennis courts,gyms, golf courses, bowling alleys and cinema are not? That is an excellent question, it's either corruption or stupidity. Probably a mix of both.

    As to people being selfish and stupid. Ask yourself why do people smoke, drink, drink and drive, take drugs, go on trips or take cruises in a crisis. Why do people choose to drive big polluting sports cars in a polluted crowded city? You can write a neverending list of selfish behaviors that we ALL do at one point or another and we find excuses for them. There's a moron that broke quarantine and when asked why, he said he was bored. It's human nature and most people at one time or another can't or won't control their impulses and everyone pays for it one way or another.


  6. #96

  7. #97

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    1,281
    Quote Originally Posted by lijacq
    I feel bad if you feel singled out. But I would also like to see how many generations of infections this karaoke cluster will generate, right now it is 5-7 people. Theoretically, if the servers and staff put on their masks, the infections will be limited to this karaoke and this room only. For the bar cluster which has more than 60 infected person, it includes the band, the bar's staff, managers, the band's family, 4-5 bars, and customers of several bars. I would really like to compare the karaoke cluster and bar cluster to see if masks will help stop the spread. People do get infected, but it's how far it spreads that matters.
    When was the last time you saw people and staff (including bands) wearing masks in bars and karaokes? Why should those places still be open? The bar cluster is much bigger than what you state... Why do people still go to bars and karaokes?

  8. #98

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,421
    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau
    Will find the Chinese language source and post the link tomorrow...
    https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/202...00822_001.html

  9. #99

    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    249
    Quote Originally Posted by eIIe
    Why do people still go to bars and karaokes?
    Because they are open for business. It doesn't matter what it is, if it's open, it's 100% certain that there will be people going. There are people that defy quarantine orders, you think that those kinds of people would refrain from going to businesses that are open?

    It boggles my mind that some of you seem to think that because there's a virus or a crisis, everyone will suddenly grow a conscience and/or become selfless. I understand the frustration because it impacts all of us but I am not surprised one bit. The fault really is with the government with their haphazard policy. I understand that society has its fair share of idiots, that's expected. it's more disappointing when those that are supposedly in charge are either too corrupt or stupid to be at least consistent in their decision making

  10. #100

    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    362

Closed Thread
Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 2 7 8 9 10