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With plenty of vaccines that many parts of the world are crying out for, Hongkongers need to take a long hard look at themselves if it takes incentives for them to get inoculated
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A new narrative has taken hold, driven in part by the remarkable progress in deploying vaccines in the US, UK and Europe. Meanwhile, China’s renewed focus on deleveraging has taken the shine off its recovery, sowing uncertainty about the financial sector.
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Taiwan’s president has been too incautious in preparing for a return of Covid-19, too proud to accept help from Beijing, and too beholden to Washington to demand more vaccine donation from Americans.
SCMP ColumnistAlex Lo
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The Taiwan leader’s priorities are all wrong as she shuns offers of help from mainland China to combat the island’s Covid-19 crisis, but accepts vaccines from the US and Japan.
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Even with the age threshold for BioNTech jabs set to be lowered from 16 to 12, much remains to be done if the city is to achieve herd immunity and beat Covid-19.
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Officials argue that it is only fair for those who have been vaccinated to get on with daily life while imposing bans on those without immunity. While such restrictions have yet to be fully explained, there are already concerns that they will go too far
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International solidarity, addressing inequality and looking beyond health concerns are key to preventing future health emergencies. Just as with HIV, Covid-19 is showing that pandemics and their impacts are about more than just health.
Naming Covid-19 strains after where they are first identified is not only problematic, but also may lead to hatred and racist attacks
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The pandemic cannot go on forever and it is important that the two dominant economies establish a basis for working together financially and economically
Not only does the decision enhance local and international confidence in the Chinese-made jabs, but also helps address the inequality poorer countries face when trying to access vaccine stocks.
Chinese vaccines are readily available and can be stored at normal temperatures, which suits India and other developing countries. It is in India’s best interests to procure Chinese vaccines, even if it goes against the government’s push for self-reliance.
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In the rich world, mass vaccination has been shown to help save lives. In the race against new waves and new tragedies, we need good news at a global level. Yet many Asian countries are down to their last doses and are having to scale back or suspend roll-outs.
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