Week goes out with a whimper

Some useful Covid threads. Ben Cowling on why Hong Kong’s latest policy shift – home isolation with electronic tags for positive cases – could be more trouble than it’s worth. And Siddharth Sridhar on how policy – rather than actual disease – could swamp hospitals and damage overall community health. (Couldn’t those huge isolation camps be used to house patients for observation? Even import some more valiant Mainland nurses to monitor the inmates.)

A Ming Pao report (in Chinese) says that the CCP Party Congress (probably October or November) will formally give Xi Jinping the title ‘People’s Leader’ and the authorities will establish official standards for portraits of him. 

National Review looks at economist and China apologist Jeffrey Sachs.

CNN explains why Hollywood is defying Chinese sensitivities. It’s Mainland money – or the lack of it.

And a reminder of why democracy leads to chaos. The Ulster County, New York elections board is holding an ‘I voted’ sticker design contest among local high school students ahead of the November polls. Of the six finalists, two or three are mawkish, and one or two pretty decent, and one stands out as a clear winner, with 97% of online votes. You too can take part in the poll. Here

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5 Responses to Week goes out with a whimper

  1. Stanley Lieber says:

    Importation of valiant Mainland nurses? Phwoar!

  2. HKJC Irregular says:

    Well done Hudson for your badge design. Truly a talent in the making and it got my vote.

  3. Mary Melville says:

    The solicitude spouted by NS force re nailing the ‘group who swindled protesters’ rings hollow when reports show that the four were taken into custody and then to court.
    In 2019 one of them was struck by a bullet, fired by a police officer, in the left lung, three centimeters from the heart. He was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital. The bullet was removed during an operation.
    Since he went into hiding he would not have received the usual follow up treatments and physio, existed on a poor diet and never went out. His health is certainly a concern.
    Why was he not taken immediately to hospital for an extensive check up and treatment instead of being locked up in a prison cell in 34 degrees ?
    The comment ‘Why did they have to live in fear for two years and waste their youth?’
    is both rhetorical and callous when it is applicable not only to the four but to the thousands of youth who have been arrested or forced into exile because of the relentless pursuit of malevolent retribution.
    That the saga will be attributed to ‘black clads’ who will have no opportunity to mount a defence is a foregone conclusion.

  4. Hamantha says:

    Is anyone else finding the South China Morning Post harder and harder to read these days?

    It was never an easy paper to filter through, seeming always containing a degree of “motivated reasoning”. Feels like well over half the articles are that way.

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