Hong Kong managed to contain the virus, now it’s worried international travelers will bring it back

Hong Kong managed to contain the virus, now it's worried international travelers will bring it back:

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(source: cnn | 18 mar 2020)

Bracelets for all as new quarantine takes effect

(source: rthk news | 18 mar 2020)

//“Unfortunately, the top-down conversation around masks has become a case study in how not to communicate with the public,” Zeynep Tufekci, a professor of information science, wrote this week in an opinion piece in the New York Times. She pointed to contradictory messages from US health officials in particular – don’t wear masks because they won’t prevent infection, but also they are vital for medical workers – as confusing the public and leading to false claims that masks don’t help.

She pointed to Hong Kong as an example of somewhere masks were common, and infection rates low. Officials must now reinforce that message in Hong Kong, or risk undermining the city’s own hard won safety.//

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