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In the time of endless Pandemics

The number of confirmed cases are continued to climb this july , In the time of endless pandemics without an end , The number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong has reached 1,959 by July 20, surpassing the 1,775 confirmed cases of the SARS epidemic in 2003. The second wave of COVID-19 took a sharp turn and came back in July. For now, the death toll from COVID-19 is 12, which is much lower compared to the SARS caused 299 dead.

“The more you think about it, the messier it becomes.” The epidemic in Hong Kong is getting out of control, and there are so many cases can not find the sources. Chuang Shuk Kwan, head of Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, said frankly, hospitals and quarantine centres will not be able to cope with the increasing number of confirmed cases if the situation , and Hong Kong’s medical system will be feared to collapse. Among, the Hong Kong authorities announced voluntary that there are two COVID-19 test results were messed up in the process, the negative tested result is regarded as positive, the infected patient is regarded as negative. Laboratory team working against the clock to cope with the enormous pressure of laboratory test. Staff work overtime for 2 to 4 hours a day. The authorities believe the reason behind the incident is the that the incident from employee fatigue, but they are also well aware that it is not an excuse for the error. This attitude of admitting fault is worthy of recognition, but finding loopholes is the key. The third wave of the epidemic is just as challenge as the first one. After 6 months of the tightening enforcement of pandemic prevention, , Hong Kong can only tighten up the policy belt even more. Most citizens stayed home to work for epidemic prevention and survived the first wave of outbreak in the advantage of the Lunar New Year, now it’s summer time, better stay home if u want to avoid the confront with the “virus”.

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