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True aim of Hong Kong’s mass Covid-19 testing is not virus eradication but preparedness

It took less than five minutes. True, it was not a completely comfortable five minutes. The nasal swab tickles and you feel like you need to sneeze. But, in a second, it is over. It was easy, fast and free. What is more, it helps medical professionals and the government gather invaluable information to track the spread of Covid-19 in Hong Kong. So why has the public not been more enthusiastic about the Universal Community Testing Programme? As of Wednesday, health officials have collected…

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