China’s move to lift Covid-19 restrictions has been abrupt. Clinical virologist Siddharth Sridhar of HKU reckons that the immediate priorities for the country are clear
Hong Kong should end its piecemeal approach to exiting zero Covid and abandon remaining restrictions, while the mainland China should use the city as a model.
Vietnam has weathered the pandemic storm through strong yet flexible state leadership, rapid and nimble response, and innovative use of technology
The outbreak has caused many difficulties for migrant workers, including insufficient healthcare rights and benefits, family insolvency, and the fear of deportation.
What it was like to go from a place with among the most stringent social-distancing regimes in the world to countries where people have put the pandemic behind them.
Recommendations for Hong Kong to move towards hybrid immunity and return to normalcy.
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Leaders have focused on short-term needs and benefits without addressing long-term implications.
Will broad business liquidity support and efforts to bolster the labor market turn out to be necessary?
China faces difficult weeks and months in its struggle to get to the point where it can contemplate treating the coronavirus as endemic.
What can Hong Kong do to manage through the crisis, reopen and cope with possible future waves of the coronavirus?
Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.
The government should introduce a vaccine pass by March 2022. Here is why.
Pandemic preparedness should include a range of digital health capabilities with a view to minimizing the digital divide.
A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.
A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.
Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.
The coronavirus pandemic has re-energized moves to achieve a sharing economy.