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China’s Looming ‘Tsunami’ of Covid Cases Will Test Its Hospitals

Posted on AllSides December 10th, 2022
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Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

Until recently, China, the world’s most populous nation, was also the world’s last Covid holdout. But in a matter of weeks it will be hit by a wave that a top health official predicts could infect many hundreds of millions of people.

This week, Beijing took its biggest step toward living with Covid, all but abandoning an unpopular and costly “zero Covid” policy of lockdowns and mass quarantines it had hoped would eliminate infections. The abrupt pivot has raised the specter of tremendous strain on a health care system that...

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