Everyone has heard of the medical reasons for taking Covid-19 vaccines – they may save your life and that of others. Yet, the pandemic is more than just a medical disaster, with economic recession, social isolation and mental illness wreaking havoc across the world. What if Covid-19 vaccines can also push back against economic malaise, social isolation and psychological maladies? What if they can bring hope for a brighter future and the confidence to move forward? It is hard to say for sure, but findings from a survey by Zectr of people across Tokyo, New York and Shanghai suggest that the vaccinated (and those who intend to be) may indeed be building better lives.
Read Choi's opinion piece on SCMP published on 2 Septemper 2021.