Hong Kong Covid crisis: why is the death rate so high? (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Hong Kong Covid crisis: why is the death rate so high?. “Before the fifth wave, Hong Kong had reported a total of 212 coronavirus-related deaths. Now it is recording above that amount daily. Virologist Siddharth Sridhar at Hong Kong University’s Department of Microbiology said Hong Kong’s Covid-19 death rate – among the worst in the world – was ‘tragic but expected’, pinning it on a ‘perfect storm’ of low vaccination rates among elderly people, low rates of prior infection and an overwhelmed healthcare system.”

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