[Written for South China Morning Post on 6 January 2021] In January last year, as reports were emerging of the new coronavirus being detected outside mainland China – including in Hong Kong, I wrote a column that quietly suggested, “It can…
Written 23 January 2020; I’ve added a few later remarks in square brackets. With pandemic diseases sometimes causing huge death tolls – notably bubonic plague killing an estimated 50 million people in Europe alone during the 14th century, and Spanish…
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