China has employed blunt but effective quarantine measures to contain Sars-CoV-2 successfully, and life in the country has largely returned to normal. Though it authorised its first vaccines for emergency use in July, just 4% of the country has been vaccinated so far.

“One of the most important contributors is this perception that China has a low risk of infection,” said Yanzhong Huan, director of the Center for Global Health Studies at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. “So people think, why bother to get vaccinated? We’re already safe.”

I find myself thinking that too.

We’ve yet to hear anything from work, who would be our go between for us getting the vaccine, about getting vaccinated.

But while we haven’t, we’re going about as normal… Going to work, going out, not really thinking about infection.

Of course, it’s frustrating not being able to leave the country to see family but…