Pop around Town:The three Cs concerning vaccine hesitancy

【明報專訊】As the world has been yearning for a return to so-called normal life, the rollout of vaccines to inoculate against COVID-19 infection should have been wholeheartedly welcome. Yet scepticism towards and resistance to getting vaccinated is common. It has been reported that the demand for COVID-19 vaccines has generally been lower in Asia, where the relatively low death rates and contained outbreaks in places like Taiwan and Singapore have meant that people tend to feel less urgency and more scepticism towards rapidly-developed vaccines. In Hong Kong, as of mid-March, only about 200,000, or 5.4%, of people in priority groups had come forward for the jab.