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Wuhan virus musings from HK to UK

And now you have Wuhan virus there and are no longer European and have a government who won’t, in my humble opinion, be very good at managing any serious outbreak.
If the reports of the bungled evacuation process of UK citizens anything to go by ~ coach drivers with no masks self quarantining for 10 days? How many coaches for how many evacuees? Loads of people reported to have been left behind due to difficult logistics and/or poor communication.

York hotel categorically telling existing and would be guests that reports they had two sick people in hotel were false, when they are now confirmed. All does not bode well.

Maybe we all need a bit of good luck and a lot more common sense, here in HK, in UK and in China. Well everywhere.

I sense that China sat on it for too long before locking down, but admire the courage to enforce the eventual lockdown to try to contain. But horse and bolted spring to mind in all of this.

EARLY, well co-ordinated and strong intervention BOTH needed.

HK and WHO both in pocket of the Chinese hampering much needed early intervention? HK has only half closed its borders. How does this help if unaware and unidentified spreaders can still come in? Does partial lockdown really help? Serious threatened strike action by health staff in HK because request to close borders still unmet.

Money
always lurking behind every decision to act or not!
Have not yet thought through economical consequences for HK or indeed Asia. But all must have serious ramifications and HK barely recovering from 6 months + of violent protests.

Stats
Too early to make clear comparisons of statistics with previous epidemics ? this one just getting started?

And finally, and scarily the idea we are all in a Mission Impossible type scenario. Pawns in biological warfare – accident. Let’s hope this really is fake news indeed.

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/24/virus-hit-wuhan-has-two-laboratories-linked-chines/?fbclid=IwAR2vXNg1wyXPxtf_aCRNcPvRLwGcpH9nUxwLR1l1Aq3XwrORD7W6DdRBAcQ

happy rat/Guinea pig

On that cheery note I will sign off. This rat is to be a zero point training massage guinea pig, for Mr Leung to teach Mrs Leung how to use her body weight rather than brute force when working on a gateway (space between bones I think). I hope he is a good teacher and she is a quick learner.

By backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong
And previously....
Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

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