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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Samantha Butler and Ian Pooler


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Global warming causing thousands more deaths in East Asia  Listenfacebook
The Chinese University says global warming in East Asia over the past decades has contributed to several thousand more deaths each year from respiratory diseases. This follows a study it conducted on the impact of climate change. Samantha Butler asked an assistant professor at the university's faculty of science, Amos Tai, how higher temperatures cause more deaths:
Flu vaccine a good match for strains this year  Listenfacebook
An infectious disease expert predicts the upcoming winter flu peak will be less severe than the previous one, when close to 500 people were killed by the virus. Dr Owen Tsang from Hong Kong College of Physicians said there was a vaccine mismatch last year because one of the viruses had mutated by the time the winter flu season was underway. But he said this year's flu vaccines would give better protection. He spoke to Ian Pooler: