A year and almost six months into living with the COVID-19 epidemic, Hong Kong now boasts some pretty solid milestones: 1 million people in the city have received their first vaccine dose, and—if all goes well—a travel bubble with Singapore is set to signal our slow, cautious return to travel.
Still, a sense of nihilism lingers. Will Hong Kong see a fifth wave, thanks to the mutant variant that is going around? Will you be shipped off to Penny’s Bay for quarantine tomorrow because someone in your building has tested positive?
No one knows. Victor Chen, a corporate lawyer who dabbles in cartooning, turned that cynicism into humor in a series of graphics that have gone viral.
“The cartoon graphics are meant as a joke, although I think it is reflective of how many people feel right now,” Chen told Coconuts.