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Coronavirus vaccine FAQs including the latest timetable for vaccine rollout and vaccine efficacy data plus news and updates on research into a vaccine to combat the new strain of coronavirus which has infected tens of millions of people and led to the deaths of more than a million around the globe.

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Wealthy nations and big pharma must realise that their inaction on vaccine equity will cost lives, but action will cost them almost nothing. If they continue to hoard vaccines, they are undermining the fundamental principles of their rules-based world view.
Latest GDP figures show city’s economy is finally heading in the right direction, but it is now essential to keep up the momentum.
Officious justifications for why singling out foreign domestic helpers should not be considered discriminatory are far from convincing.
With herd immunity offering the best way back to normality, all people in Hong Kong – foreign domestic helpers included – have a civic duty to get vaccinated.
The aid so far has been a drop in the ocean of new cases and deaths each day.
City authorities should have been more sensitive when ordering the compulsory testing of Hong Kong’s 370,000 foreign domestic helpers.
The government has simply offloaded the responsibility to boost vaccine uptake onto struggling bars and restaurants. The complex arrangement also disregards those who have recovered from Covid-19, or have genuine reasons not to take the vaccine.
Latest infections point to weaknesses in the defence system of city, which has to remain united and even more vigilant with the easing of social-distancing restrictions.
It would be easier to get inoculated against Covid-19 than follow the bewildering rules for staff and customers at city businesses hoping to get back to normal.
With people dying on the streets, cases overwhelming hospitals and more lethal strains emerging this is no time for politics, and richer countries have to act now.
Those reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid-19 should remember inoculations bring about immunity without causing illness, prevent the spread of the disease and open the door to a brighter future.
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