LettersCoronavirus vaccine: Hong Kong needs better messaging
- Hong Kong has enough shots to protect everyone in the city, but conspiracy theories and reports of people dying a few days after being vaccinated are scaring people away
The city’s Covid-19 vaccination drive launched more than a month ago. Since then, more than 440,000 Hong Kong citizens have received at least one jab. Evidence has shown that vaccination can effectively reduce Covid-19 infections, the severity of those infections and deaths.
Stronger public messaging is clearly required to get us out of this pandemic and revive the economy.
Randy Lee, Ma On Shan
Let older people be covered first
The invention of a series of Covid-19 vaccines in the previous months came as greatly welcome news. And with Hong Kong residents able to join the queues for inoculation since late February, people are finally beginning to see a way out of this terrible pandemic.
Ingrid Lee, Tuen Mun