How China hopes to chart path to soft landing after Covid restrictions start to ease

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2022
From The Center

Days after a deadly fire in Urumqi propelled fatigued communities to take to the streets, China has initiated an unannounced yet palpable movement away from its “zero-Covid” strategy by lifting lockdowns, ending mass testing and reopening public venues across key provinces.

But Beijing is concerned that the inevitable wave of infections after restrictions are loosened, could lead to a surge in deaths, overwhelm the health system and trigger political instability.

Policy and public health analysts say there are a number of preconditions that must be met – including fully equipped...

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