Look back Hong Kong’s fight against Covid-19 through special stamp
Hong Kong Post issues the special stamps to honor the diligent medical staff and thank Chinese Central Government for supporting Hong Kong SAR’s fight against the year-long Covid-19 pandemic.
The special stamps inspire Frank the tour guide to look back Hong Kong’s long battle against the virus.
|Two issues in Hong Kong’s fight against Covid-19
Actually Hong Kong SAR Government has done a good job to fight against the Covid-19 in a highly politicized and deeply divided society.
People should have the solidarity and self-discipline to stop the spread of virus.
People should take vaccines to rebuild the normality patiently in 2021.
Apart from this blog, Frank hopes he can share something about Hong Kong with clients duirng his Hong Kong private tour soon.
Diligent medical staff vs. Once striking deserters
From January 2020, a lot of Hong Kong medical staff have worked diligently in the battle against the stealth enemy, Covid-19.
Even the retirees have returned to the hospitals to fight against the deadly virus by their skills and experience.
The heroes enjoy respect of Hong Kong citizens.
However, some medical staff, who were led by a rear service staff in the Hospital Authority, went on strike in February 2020.
Their so-called demand, which urged the Hong Kong SAR Government to close the Hong Kong-Mainland China internal border to prevent the spread of virus, showed they have a close relationship with the anti-China rioters of 2019.
Their strike did not get wide support and failed.
Finally the deserters had been penalized by wage deduction!
President Trump’s lesson from banning Chinese to enter America by flights shows closing border is ineffective on stopping the virus.
The wrong border closing measure may even lower people’s guard and make people become careless under pandemic.
Thank / demonize Chinese Central Government’s support
Mainland China put a lot of efforts to beat the Covid-19.
The Central Government even supported Hong Kong SAR to fight the virus.
It is good to use the special stamp to thank the Central Government.
There is a new hospital, North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre. for treating Covid-19 patients.
It was completed with the support of the Central Government.
In September 2020, a team of Mainland Chinese experts came to help the city to organize the voluntary Universal Community Testing Programme for Covid-19.
Some anti-China activists demonized the testing programme by the lies, Hong Kong citizens’ DNA will be sent to Mainland for cloning, DNA will be used for further monitoring the activists etc.
Finally about 1.8 million tests were done.
This helped the government to find out the asymptomatic coronavirus carriers.
The demonization cannot undermine Mainland China’s efforts on and good results in controlling the pandemic.
It just further divides Hong Kong society and undermines the Hong Kong SAR Government’s fight against Covid-19.
Hong Kong citizens are the only victims.
Now the anti-China and anti-Hong Kong SAR Government activists are opposing the made in China vaccines.
Their political rival, the extreme patriotic camp, are doing the opposite thing to oppose the Western vaccines.
Frank the tour guide remembers the old saying of former Chinese leader Mr. Deng Xiaoping, it doesn’t matter whether the cat is black or white as long as it catches mice.
So it doesn’t matter whether the vaccine is Western or Chinese or Russian as long as it prevents infection!
Solidarity, self-discipline and vaccine beat Covid-19
Examples of Mainland China, Australia and New Zealand show that beating Covid-19 depends heavily on people’s solidarity and self-discipline.
Thus for the sake of the whole world, on one hand, everyone should do our best to wear masks, wash hands and keep social distancing.
On the other hand, people should forget political struggle and take the vaccines to rebuild the normality together patiently.
Frank the tour guide hopes he can share something about Hong Kong with clients again during his easy Hong Kong private tour service soon.