A medical worker prepares a shot of the Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 at a community health station in Yantai, eastern Shandong province, on January 5. China plans to immunise 50 million people in certain high-risk groups before the Lunar New Year holiday in February, according to reports. Photo: EPA
A medical worker prepares a shot of the Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 at a community health station in Yantai, eastern Shandong province, on January 5. China plans to immunise 50 million people in certain high-risk groups before the Lunar New Year holiday in February, according to reports. Photo: EPA
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong fourth wave: government needs team effort to lift public trust in vaccines

  • While well-intended, paying people to get the Covid-19 vaccine is risky and sends the message that the civic duty to protect oneself and others is up for sale
  • Overcoming public uncertainty requires a huge effort to explain the science, clarify information that can be misinterpreted and debunk misinformation

A medical worker prepares a shot of the Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 at a community health station in Yantai, eastern Shandong province, on January 5. China plans to immunise 50 million people in certain high-risk groups before the Lunar New Year holiday in February, according to reports. Photo: EPA
A medical worker prepares a shot of the Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 at a community health station in Yantai, eastern Shandong province, on January 5. China plans to immunise 50 million people in certain high-risk groups before the Lunar New Year holiday in February, according to reports. Photo: EPA
READ FULL ARTICLE