German virologist Christian Drosten considers the current situation in Hong Kong highly interesting from a scientific point of view. In hardly any other highly developed, statistically well-monitored region with a solid healthcare system is the vaccination rate among elderly citizens this low. Whereas in Germany or Japan more than 90 percent of its oldest citizens are vaccinated, the rate in Hong Kong at the beginning of the Omicron wave was only 34 percent – for the first vaccination. Only a little over 20 percent are fully vaccinated, let alone received the second jab. As a result, one in twenty infected Hong Kong residents is currently dying.
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