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
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
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
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.