Smart Talk | Experts know better: Why regional lockdowns & mandatory testing?
With the ongoing fourth wave in Hong Kong, the city has enforced regional lockdowns and mandatory testings in high-risk areas. While medical experts and most residents backed the latest preemptive lockdown measure as the city continues to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, some logistic problems exposed by media spark controversy as well.
In this episode, DotDotNews invites Anthony WU, Chairman of Sunrise Diagnostic Center and former Chairman of Hospital Authority, together with Dr. Zhiwei CHEN, Professor of Microbiology and Director of the AIDS Institute at HKU, who has been studying virology intensively for decades.
Amid the chaotic situation of confronting the pandemic, what are the reasons of HK government imposing “ambush” lockdowns and mandatory testings? With medical resources largely allocated to fighting the virus, what about patients with cancers, AIDS and other underlying diseases? What impact does the pandemic cause on medical resources and scientific research? And most importantly, when will life in HK be normalized? Watch the video to find out.