Addressing Hongkongers' vaccine hesitancy
Vaccinations are not going well in Hong Kong.
Uptake is extraordinarily slow – especially as compared with other developed countries or regions. Israel, for one, has a population 1.5 million more than Hong Kong's, and a vaccination rate of nearly 60% (as of the end of April 21, 2021). In contrast, only a little over 1 in 10 of Hong Kong's citizens had received at least a dose by the same date. Setting aside concerns pertaining to allergy and/or legitimate reasons for vaccine exemption, it is apparent that the vaccination drive is going poorly – and, as much as we're all enamoured by the prospects of a Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble, the touting and talk of the bubble seem as good a pledge as that of "Business as usual" in Hong Kong politics: not very. ...