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Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays)
Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
8:30am-9:15am: Covid-19 jabs for teenagers
8:30am-9:15am: Professor Lau Yu-lung, Chair Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, HKU; Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Disease
8:30am-9:00am: Alex Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Patients’ Voices
9:00am-9:15am: Tang Fei, Principal, Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)
9:15am-9:30am: Election Committee subsector elections
9:15am-9:30am: Chung Kim-wah, Political commentator
On Friday's Backchat: Covd-19 jabs for teenagers; and the Election Committee subsector elections.
Expert advisers to the government have changed their guidance on Hong Kong teenagers getting vaccinated against Covid-19, saying they need only one BioNTech jab instead of two.
The change comes after more than 30 young people experienced inflammation of the heart as a suspected side-effect of the injection since those aged between 12 and 17 began receiving the shots in June.
After 9:15am, we’re looking ahead to the Election Committee Subsector elections which will take place this Sunday.
8:30-9:30 Electric vehicles
8:30-9:30 Phone: Mark Webb-Johnson, chairman of Charged Hong Kong.
8:30-9:00 Phone Keith Martin Chairman of the Classic Car Club from 2017 to 2020.
9:00-9:30 Phone Alex Hung, founding chairman of Hong Kong new emerging technology education association
On Thursday's Backchat, the future of electric vehicles.
The Financial Secretary has pledged to further promote the replacement of conventional private cars by electric vehicles.The Environment Bureau will announce later in this month Hong Kong's first roadmap on the popularisation of electric vehicles, with key measures including the ceasing of the new registration of fuel-propelled private vehicles in 2035.
Is that a reasonable target? What are the pros and cons of no new petrol cars? Do we have enough facilities to charge EVs? What else do we need to make the switch?