In 2023, Hong Kong is getting back to normal with many restrictive measures cease to be effective.
Since 2020, COVID-19 has affected Hong Kong and the world for three years; gratefully, owing to the hybrid immunity developed over these years, COVID-19 could soon be classified as an ‘endemic disease’.
I remembered in one of my previous posts, I mentioned about the hope that COVID-19 would eventually disappear, possibly at the end of 2022 as hypothesized by Prof KY Yuen. This year, the hypothesis appeared to be generally true (yet, technically speaking, the disease does not disappear but it becomes endemic, like seasonal flu).
Hopefully, the most difficult period of time has passed; both University and Secondary School Students in Hong Kong will resume face-to-face classes this year; life is back to normal and they can spend their time on ‘real life’ activities again. I used to offer a little bit more STEM courses as the learning progress of my students was significantly interrupted; now, I can step down the number of the courses back to normal. From now on, let us begin to focus on the well-being of our students, as well as their academic performance.