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Don’t Kiss Your Hamster: Managing An Economy During COVID

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The tumultuous Hong Kong government has been resisting pushback from pro-Democracy and the rich in their China – merging actions.
Hong Kong is culling (cute) pet hamsters by the thousands in a fierce effort to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Experts say there is little risk from getting infected from an animal. But when a HK pet store owner had tested positive for COVID-19, tests found that the shop’s hamsters imported from The Netherlands were also infected with the virus. The tumultuous Hong Kong government has been resisting pushback from pro-Democracy and the rich in their China – merging actions. The new hamster-cide is part of HK acting more Chinese than Western. Some elites have charted planes to get their rabbits, cats, and dogs out of China in response. The Financial Times reported that one pet owner paid U.S. $18,000 to get a Labrador and owner from Hong Kong to London. The HK cull has ignited panic and anger, which has confused people about animal to human transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. On Thursday, January 20, HK health authorities announced that every precaution should be taken, including not kissing your hamster. Hong Kong and China are clearly more worried and strict about COVID- 19 than most nations. And something has worked. HK has had only 213 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. To put that into perspective, if HK was the same size as the U.S. they might have only lost 9,155 people to COVID-19, not our 900,000.

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