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Hong Kong’s covid-19 death rate is the world’s highest because of unvaccinated elderly

Hong Kong's plan to test its entire 7.4 million population three times in March is now in flux as pressure grows on the govt to focus resources instead on addressing a Covid death rate that has surged to the highest in the world.  (Photo: Bloomberg)Premium
Hong Kong's plan to test its entire 7.4 million population three times in March is now in flux as pressure grows on the govt to focus resources instead on addressing a Covid death rate that has surged to the highest in the world.  (Photo: Bloomberg)
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City was caught unprepared for a massive increase in cases as elderly vaccination rate remained low after monthslong stretches of zero infections

Almost a year ago, Rio Ling decided to hold off on vaccinating his 86-year-old father against the coronavirus because he was more worried about possible side effects than the virus itself, given that Hong Kong had kept cases low under its “Zero-Covid" policy.

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