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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant:
    Local asymptomatic cases in the general public are caught via tracing. Such was the case when they quarantined 100 police officers or the entire bar cluster. Thinking that somehow random asymptomatic people on a large scale are running around among the general public is not supported by evidence.
    I fully agree but you may be under playing still having elements of a free press still in Hong Kong which means cover-ups in the Hospital Authority would be very hard to contain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    Single digit number again today, 5... But they note in the press conference that, yes, some clinics will be closed over the holiday weekend.

    Who is this woman who is working so tirelessly for Hong Kong?
    That’s Dr Chuang Shuk-Kwan:

    https://amp.scmp.com/comment/letters...irus-battle-it

    She’s done a much better job than the public disgrace of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam.

    https://twitter.com/rachel_cheung1/s...616214529?s=21

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    In the beginning, the testing criteria were quite limited- history of travel to Hubei, admission to the hospital with symptoms, etc. So early on, yes, I do think HK missed a number of cases (those with mild symptoms). I would be interested in the results of widespread antibody testing, not just in HK but worldwide. It would have to be both inexpensive and accurate. I think it's the only way we will ever have a more accurate death rate because we still don't know who has had it...
    Now the testing is much more widespread but early on it was probably overly-limited, I don't know if that anything to do with available test kits and labs who could process the results. I think the "spit-test" kit that is widely used now did help make testing more widespread as you can do the test at home and someone can bring it to a lab for you (if you think you may have it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    The latest panic buying in Sai Kung appears to be tonic water! Can’t find anywhere !
    I got some! Will swap for plain/all purpose flour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsh:
    I got some! Will swap for plain/all purpose flour!
    Ha ha found some Watson’s Tonic Water this morning. Beggars can’t be choosers

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    There's lots in the Big Fusion in the Centro building.


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