Today is 11 February 2022 and it is the first Friday after the Chinese New Year Vocation. The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record high these days. Hong Kong University estimated that the situation in March could be even worse. Indeed, three deaths had been reported before; there were two more death cases reported today. All the five cases were related to the elderly. The trend is worrying!
On 28 January, the death rate was zero. After two weeks, there were five death cases of the elderly reported. Let us take a look at the COVID-19 vaccine weekly surveillance reports again: the latest results (as shown in the table above) showed that for people contracted with COVID-19, three doses of vaccines clearly reduced the death rates among the elderly. It is the reason why we ought to refer to the rate of vaccination in Hong Kong: as on today, 81.1% of the population received their first vaccination and 73.3% had two; where the target rate is near 100%. I wish that people older than 65 years old should get vaccinated to protect themselves.