China’s low Covid-19 vaccination rate – especially among the elderly – has been a big hurdle for the country’s reopening, but authorities have refrained from introducing a mandate in a new drive to get more shots in arms. A plan unveiled by health officials on Tuesday calls for a stronger push to get the older population inoculated by targeting places such as nursing homes and by making it easier for people to access vaccinations. Public health experts say while the plan does not go far enough, it would be difficult to introduce a vaccine mandate in China. View More