The idea of giving booster jabs comes with people in some countries still waiting to receive their first. Photo: Bloomberg The idea of giving booster jabs comes with people in some countries still waiting to receive their first. Photo: Bloomberg
The idea of giving booster jabs comes with people in some countries still waiting to receive their first. Photo: Bloomberg
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Josephine Ma

Covid-19: question of booster jabs needs real-world data on Chinese vaccines

  • Most vaccines are believed to protect against severe cases, but a booster shot could be the way to counter mutations
  • However, vaccines’ success in stopping transmission remains in doubt, and using shots as booster doses may deny them to those yet to be vaccinated at all

The idea of giving booster jabs comes with people in some countries still waiting to receive their first. Photo: Bloomberg The idea of giving booster jabs comes with people in some countries still waiting to receive their first. Photo: Bloomberg
The idea of giving booster jabs comes with people in some countries still waiting to receive their first. Photo: Bloomberg
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China news editor and has covered China news for the Post for more than 20 years. As a correspondent in Beijing, she reported on everything from the 2003 Sars outbreak to the riots in Lhasa and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2009. She has a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English language from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.