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China Faces 840 Million COVID Infections in 'First Wave': Ex-CDC Official

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2022
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Up to 840 million people in China could be infected with COVID-19 at the height of the coming wave, a senior health adviser has said, projecting a figure that would surpass the current worldwide case count by nearly 200 million.

Beijing took the first step in exiting its stringent zero-COVID policy this week by scrapping regular testing and prohibiting lengthy lockdowns. "No matter what form policy adjustments take, most of us will inevitably experience an infection," said Feng Zijian, former deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and...

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