Meanwhile, how “herd immunity” is going where 91% of over 5(!) year olds are vaccinated and 43% have boosters.
The Djokovic thing is silly grandstanding by him, the politicians, and at the beginning, the Australian Open. (Why they thought bringing up the vaccination rate from 50% in a healthy population was a great achievement other than virtue signalling is beyond me.) In the seemingly unlikely case he genuinely has a medical condition, maybe the public can begin to focus on issues rather than feelings. If he doesn’t, the fact that he’s 34 and had the virus before means he was never likely to be a hospital use case anyway. Either way they have bigger problems right now, and I do feel badly for the Aussie public, both for their trying situation and the seeming insult (nobody likes double standards).
In terms of issues and actual policy - Since most young people don’t end up requiring hospitalisation, most bang for the buck lies in focusing efforts on vaccinating the vulnerable. While disagreeing with coercion in principle*, hitting the elderly where it hurts will at least be far more effective than say, mandatory vaccination for entering schools. Don’t, however, expect that it will mean rational policies where HK is concerned.
* will spare the rant about the plethora of other seemingly irrational life choices affecting themselves and others
eight-month pregnant woman miscarrying in the locked-down city of Xi'an when a hospital refused her entry without a Covid test..According to the January 1 post that went viral, staff refused to admit the heavily pregnant woman for two hours because she did not have a negative Covid test within the last 48 hours.
Her niece wrote that she did hold a negative test result, but that it had expired by just a few hours
Zero Covid miscarries. Gotta love bureaucracy.
Unfortunately Djokovic can’t come to HK because he is not a citizen and Sage can’t play tennis because of the LCSD closure.
Djokovic's legal challenge to remain in Aus and play at the Open has just begun in an Australian court. He doesn't appear in court himself, it is believed he is currently being detained at an immigration detention facility in Carlton.
“We want to slow the growth of the infection curve and push Italians who are not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated,” Draghi said at the start of the cabinet meeting, according to the news agency Ansa. “We are targeting the age groups which are most at risk of hospitalisation in order to reduce pressure on hospitals and save lives. At the same time, we want to keep schools and businesses open.”
Obligatory vaccines were already in place for health workers, teachers and the police.