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School of Politics and International Relations

Coronavirus home schoolers can learn from Hong Kong

25 March 2020

Professor of Politics, Professor Philip Cowley wrote an opinion piece for The Times to discuss the lessons that can be learnt from a flu outbreak in Hong Kong last year. He writes: “Just over a year ago, shortly after we moved to Hong Kong for my wife’s job, the authorities closed all the schools for a week. The cause? Some pupils had got flu. This baffled many annoyed ‘gweilo’ parents, myself included, who thought this a crazy overreaction. Maybe it was, then. But the approach seems to have worked this time.”
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