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    主持人:Jim Gould and Anna Fenton

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    Efforts to control the spread of the Omicron / Incinerator in Tuen Mun

    8:30am-9:15am: efforts to control the spread of the Omicron

    8:30am-9:00am: Phone – Benjamin Cowling, Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatis-tics, School of Public Health, HKU 
    8:30am-9:00am: Phone – Dale Fisher, Senior Consultant, of infectious Diseases, National Uni-versity Hospital; Chair of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, WHO 
    9:00am-9:15am: Phone – Dr Charles Ng, medical doctor trained in Hong Kong; with a master of public health from Johns Hopkins University 
    9:00am-9:15am: Phone – Lo Kin-hei, Chairman of the Democratic Party 
    9:15am-9:30am: Incinerator in Tuen Mun
    9:15am-9:30am: Phone – Edwin Lau, Founder and Executive Director of Green Earth 

    On Thursday’s Backchat: efforts to control the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant; and the prospect of another large-scale incinerator.

    The World Health Organization's European director Hans Kluge has said that Omicron has moved the pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe.

    But there are also warnings that new and potentially dangerous variants could still emerge.   

    In Hong Kong, lockdowns continue at Kwai Chung Estate, as many residents of the territory experience what's being described as "pandemic fatigue". A survey by the Democratic Party, found that 65 percent of respondents said it’s time for the government to study or prepare for ways of living with the virus.

    After 9.15am, we’ll look into a proposal for an incinerator to be built near Tuen Mun, in addition to the facility currently under construction south of Lantau Island.

    Let us know what you think. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at backchat@rthk.hk or just give us a call on 2338 8266.

    27/01/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    27/01/2022 - 8:30-9:15am Efforts to control the spread of the Omicron

    27/01/2022 - 9:15- 9:30am Incinerator in Tuen Mun




     Hidde Bart de Vries, Co-Chairs, Adoptive Families of Hong Kong


    Helga Vanthournout, Senior Advisor of ADM Capital Foundation


    Chris B, Founder, Musicians Foundation and the Underground HK


    Dr Charles Ng, medical doctor and public health expert from Johns Hopkins

    'Fake news'; and elderly drivers

    主持人:Jim Gould and Anna Fenton

    8:30am-9:15am: fake news

    8:30am-9:15am: Mark Pinkstone, former government chief information officer 

    8:30am-9:15am: Keith Richburg, President, Foreign Correspondents' Club; Director and Professor of Practice, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Bess Wang, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Film, Hong Kong Baptist University

    9:15am-9:30am: elderly drivers

    9:15am-9:30am: James Ockenden, Founder and Editor of Transit Jam; Producer of radio show ‘Wham Bam Tram!’

    On Monday's Backchat: "fake news"; and elderly drivers.

    The government is studying ways to stop the spread of "fake news" and disinformation online, using overseas experience as a reference point, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said.

    Speaking at the Forum on Network Media of China, she said officials had to supervise and manage the media in an appropriate fashion, as "prevention is better than cure."

    Earlier, Chief Secretary John Lee supported a self-regulatory model for the media.

    From 9:15am, we’re talking about elderly drivers, after the Ombudsman urged the Transport Department to tighten medical requirements for older drivers.


    29/11/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    29/11/2021 - 'Fake news'

    29/11/2021 - Elderly drivers

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