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Coronavirus: Chinese officials point to ‘profound lesson’ of Hong Kong to urge elderly to get vaccinated

Mainland Chinese health officials have urged older people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, pointing to the high death rate among elderly Hongkongers in the city’s fifth wave of cases.“The epidemic in Hong Kong has taught us a particularly profound lesson, as well as an example – that severe cases and deaths will be high if vaccination rates are low,” Wang Hesheng, vice-minister of the National Health Commission, told reporters in Beijing on Friday.Hospitals and mortuaries are overwhelmed in…

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