The tiff between China and Covid-19 is far from over, from new variants to protests against its Zero Covid norms, it doesn't seem to stop. Now, a new study claims that almost one million people in China may die due to Covid-19, as the government rapidly eases pandemic curbs.
The report predicts that local health systems across all provinces in China would be unable to cope with the surge of Covid-19 cases posed by reopening, between December 2022 and January 2023.
What was the study about?
The study, 'Modelling the adjustment of Covid-19 response and exit from dynamic zero-COVID in China', co-authored by Gabriel Leung, the former dean of medicine at the University of Hong Kong, was released yesterday, December 15. According to the study, a nationwide reopening can kill 684 people per million. Going by China's population, the total death toll could be 964,400, Bloomberg reported.
What are the reasons for China's Covid?
Despite the issues, the study says proper management and vaccination can prevent a disaster.
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