🌊We are number one! (In COVID death rates)
Unlimited instant noodles
I put some dark humour in today’s Tide because I like it. Otherwise, it has been a normal day.
Yassin, our new social media guy, says I need to drum up more ‘engagement’ from our audience. Please be engaged by this introduction. Engagement could mean sharing this issue of Tide. Or liking our social media.
He briefly threatened to cut everyone who doesn’t engage. I can only hope ‘cut’ was not literal.
On Today’s Tide:
Home Quarantine: A Guide
Instant noodles for days
HK#1 …. in COVID deaths
You’ll have time to prep for lockdown, so CALM DOWN
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How to stay at home
The government gave updated guidelines on home quarantining yesterday. Here’s the low-down
You can only home quarantine if you are double vaxxed
You have to quarantine a minimum of 6 to 7 days (the day you test positive is day 1)
You have to do a RAT test on day 6 & 7
If you are negative two days in a row, you can go out on the 2nd day
(e.g. if you test on day 6 and 7 and are negative on both days, you can go out on day 7)
If you are still positive, then continue doing tests until you are negative two days in a row
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COVID in HK
If you don’t follow him already, Aaron ‘Tripperhead’ is probably the quickest English source for COVID news on twitter. Him alongside Dr. Chuang’s FB fanpage - everything you could possibly need.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 31,008
Total cases: 471,617
New deaths: 233 reported (153 on 6 Mar + 80 backlogged)
Total deaths: 2,007
Supermarkets empty? Cupnoodles for days - a short picture essay
Apparently there are like 5 Aarons, but I am not clued up on Aaron lore.
Some pics that I stole off Facebook groups I’m in. It seems each supermarket has their own shelf of literally just one brand of noodles.
I think this is Discovery Bay but I can’t prove it and have no intention of. Please don’t report this complete apathy to finding the truth to the HKJA, I’ll lose my membership. Maybe.
Hong Kong #1 for COVID deaths in the developed world
As we pass the 2000 death mark, Hong Kong’s death rate is now higher than most developed countries. On Thursday, HK’s seven-day rolling average was 17.8 deaths per 1 million people - World #1. The US’ Omicron wave peaked at 9 deaths per 1 million.
Bit of dark humour, but obviously stay safe. Look after your young and your old.
CALM DOWN WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE GETTING TESTED
CS John Lee’s blog yesterday had a meaningful message about universal testing:
The government will let everybody know with plenty of time, so that everyone has time to prepare for it
The government isn’t going to drop the plans but are doing it' ‘according to Hong Kong’s actual circumstances’
He also told people to not listen to the media because we’re full of rumours (and memes) and to get official information from the gov instead.
Again: good luck understanding this:
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Bridging the Gender Gap in Tech: Int’l Women’s Day 2022
AmCham celebrates Int’l Womens Day with an interactive session featuring a panel of successful women in tech including
Wei Lin: Head of Data Science and Analytics, Asia Pacific at TransUnion
Maaike Steinebach: General Manager Hong Kong & Macau at Visa Inc.
Alice Tin: Country Managing Director of Telstra International
Ricky Kapur: Head of APAC at Zoom (who is not a woman but is cool)
Moderated by: Marie Claire Lim Moore, CEO of TransUnion HK
When: 11 AM - 12 PM, 8 Mar
Where: Online (register in advance)
Hong Kong Arts Festival
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