Month: March 2020

  • After COVID-19

    After COVID-19

    What we experienced as Asia crawls out of lock-down Around the world, many are stuck at home, inundating by scary tweets, dreading about the next 12 hours. Meanwhile, here in Asia, after about 8 weeks of lock-down, restaurant queues, traffic jams, and pollution have returned, and demand for network bandwidth (and face masks, toilet papers …)…

  • SARS Taught Us 1 Thing: Panic, because We Know Nothing

    SARS Taught Us 1 Thing: Panic, because We Know Nothing

    The reasons why we in Hong Kong hoard face masks and hand sanitisers (and what I wish the foreigners in Hong Kong would choose to understand) “Individual precaution does not scale to collective precaution…. Hence one must panic individually in order to avoid systemic problems.” Nassim Taleb When SARS happened, we had a very limited…