China employs both compulsion and persuasion to vaccinate millions

Health workers register people at a vaccination centre in Beijing, China, March 23. The country is using both carrot and stick to lure citizens into inoculating themselves against the coronavirus. – EPA pic, April 8, 2021.

TICKETS to tourist attractions, shopping coupons, and report cards naming and shaming stores where staff haven’t been vaccinated: China is veering from compulsion to persuasion in its bid to inoculate its population from Covid.

The country has administered around 140 million doses – most people will require two shots – since vaccinations began last year and aims to fully inoculate 40% of its 1.4 billion people by June.

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