The costs of China’s dynamic zero-Covid response of worth it, given the dangers, says a top health official. Photo: EPA-EFE
The costs of China’s dynamic zero-Covid response of worth it, given the dangers, says a top health official. Photo: EPA-EFE

Disaster or zero-Covid? China has no choice for now, top health official says

  • Head of coronavirus expert panel says low vaccination among the elderly and a lack of medical care means the country can’t take a risk against Omicron
  • The price of vaccines and mass screenings is worth it but must be balanced with people’s lives, he says

The costs of China’s dynamic zero-Covid response of worth it, given the dangers, says a top health official. Photo: EPA-EFE
The costs of China’s dynamic zero-Covid response of worth it, given the dangers, says a top health official. Photo: EPA-EFE
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