“Hong Kong behind in the queue to get the vaccines”

Hong Kong, for its population of around 7.5 million, has 22.5 million doses of COVID vaccines on order. And yet, Asia’s World City is falling behind, with inoculations yet to begin. Tariq Hashmat of Health Analytics Asia speaks to Dr. Siddharth Sridhar of The University of Hong Kong. The metropolis of Hong Kong faced the pandemic amidst political tensions and protests that marred the city for much of 2019. Since its first case on January 23, 2020, Hong Kong has seen four waves of COVID infections, each bigger than the previous. But even with total cases exceeding 10,000, the city’s COVID fatal…

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