…of mini- (two days and 10 hours’) quarantine. Not enough time to have finished Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – a JK Rowling-ish thing lying around on my Kindle for some reason. Trevor Howard would play the lead in the movie.
Now having to do multiple self- and non-self-tests over the coming days. And barred from restaurants. (Which reminds me of the food in Seoul: not just Korean, but amazing Indian, Uzbek, Nepalese and quasi-Jiangxi fare. Portion sizes are probably 30-50% bigger than in Hong Kong.)
Every person arriving in Hong Kong is telling other people around the world not to even think of coming here. A Bloomberg op-ed by a quarantine inmate who notes that the rituals are institutionalized and someone’s making a ton of money from all this…
Hong Kong’s policies, guided by mainland China’s draconian zero-infections approach, have made misery the raison d’être of this once-vibrant economy.
… what was prudence in March 2020 looks like parody in September 2022.
Dr Owen on why ‘3+4’ has no scientific basis…
Continued border quarantine will have a significant negative impact on the economy. At this stage of the epidemic, these policies will do significantly more long-term harm to population health than the disease itself.
A reminder that this a performance: Mainlanders can waltz in with no vaccination or quarantine (though they will be stuck in hotels when they go back over the border), and say hello to the monkeypox camp.