On vaccine politics, public communication and political efficacy
The vaccine is political. To put it bluntly, the medical is political.
The recent rollout of vaccines across Hong Kong has been marred by plenty of unfortunate 'events' – intermittent in their frequency, statistically insignificant (somewhat) in their occurrence, regrettable in their having happened, and scandalous in further tarnishing the repute of a COVID-19 response that has been lackluster – to say the least.
Indeed, those who oppose the government's COVID-19 response have cited isolated incidents – e.g. the passing of the 63yo man in late February, or the death of the 55yo woman days after vaccination earlier this month – as 'evidence' attesting to the ostensible inefficacy and detriments of the vaccine. ...