Jan 4, 2023Liked by Jiang Jiang

Thanks for this informative article which also brings about the challenges to getting the elderly to do about anything which is outside of their comfort zone and routine. My grandparents on my mother's side are in Hong Kong. They are also 92 and 100 respectively. There was quite a bit of hesitation on their part for vaccination partly because their GP was warning them too strenuously about side effects of vaccination to the point where they got afraid and kept postponing it. It took a lot of persuasion on our part to get them triply vaccinated and we were so grateful China/Hong Kong held onto Zero Covid until they've got their third vaccination because about a month after that, they both caught Covid. We genuinely believe that it was the combination of Covid policy + vaccines that allowed them to get over Covid. However, as stated in your article, bringing them to the hospital and taking them out of familiarity was not without lasting consequences. I hope that all elderly and their family would take this seriously as they are even more in need of the vaccines than us younger generation and that China's opening would be a smooth and safe one for them.

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