These graphics capture exactly how Hong Kong feels about COVID-19 right now

The graphics are a cynical take on life in Hong Kong during times of COVID-19. Photos: Victor Chen
The graphics are a cynical take on life in Hong Kong during times of COVID-19. Photos: Victor Chen

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.

Sinovac and BioNTech have one thing in common, and that's not a good thing. Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen
Meme showing the biggest side effect of the COVID vaccine is the inability to shut up about getting the vaccine and posting about it on Instagram. Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen

 

Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen
My social circle and the world's travel bubble. Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen
This is how a person being quarantined in Penny's Bay feels. Photo: Victor Chen
Photo: Victor Chen

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