Most deaths in Shanghai were among the elderly and unvaccinated. Photo: Bloomberg
Most deaths in Shanghai were among the elderly and unvaccinated. Photo: Bloomberg

Removing China’s Covid controls could result in 1.5 million deaths, study warns

  • A projection says that an unchecked wave of Omicron could lead to a ‘tsunami’ of cases that infects more than 112 million people
  • This number would overwhelm the country’s health system and the researchers say vaccine uptake among the elderly needs to be improved

Most deaths in Shanghai were among the elderly and unvaccinated. Photo: Bloomberg