Residents line up to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP
Residents line up to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP

China based Covid U-turn on big economic, social picture, top adviser says

  • Epidemiologist says public health was not the only factor at play in the central government’s decision to abandon zero-Covid restrictions
  • The virus has spread much faster than expected and more booster shots are needed, he says

Residents line up to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP
Residents line up to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP
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