Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2021-06-25 | HKET

Allowing unvaccinated kids on board may create a loophole in disease prevention



‘Cruise to nowhere’ is expected to resume this summer for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and those not suitable to get jabs or aged below 16. However, study shows that children contracting COVID-19 have a higher viral load than infected adults. This means that once an infected child has a false positive result in the viral test on board, detrimental consequences may result. How to avoid ‘Cruise to nowhere’ becoming a loophole in the war against COVID-19 is worth pondering.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.