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Omicron crisis: how a lack of a community-based primary health care system doomed Hong Kong

It was in 1992, after Hurricane Andrew exposed the inadequacies of the US insurance industry, that Warren Buffett coined the warning: only when the tide goes out do you discover who has been swimming naked.Sadly, it sometimes takes a catastrophe to discover the obvious. The global pandemic revealed fundamental weaknesses in our health care systems. And nowhere more so than Hong Kong, where just two months ago we were patting ourselves on the back for a “zero Covid” policy that spared us the…

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