WHO: China’s zero-Covid strategy is unsustainable *1 update*

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China’s flagship zero-Covid strategy to defeat the pandemic is unsustainable, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, adding that it had told Beijing so and called for a policy shift.

“When we talk about the zero-Covid strategy, we don’t think that it’s sustainable, considering the behaviour of the virus now and what we anticipate in the future,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference.

France24.com report

 

** Because 15 million Covid-19 deaths in two years IS sustainable? **

 

 

“We find that the level of immunity induced by the March 2022 vaccination campaign would be insufficient to prevent an Omicron wave that would result in exceeding critical care capacity with a projected intensive care unit peak demand of 15.6-times the existing capacity and causing approximately 1.55 million deaths.”

Nature article: Modeling transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron in China

 

 

UPDATE 1 – 11th May 2022: China hits back…

 

Prediction made on 23rd February 2022 in the post below – “There’s likely a VERY LARGE WAVE BREWING IN ASIA”

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