People spend time at a riverside park in Shanghai on Wednesday after the city’s long Covid-19 lockdown was lifted. Photo: Reuters
People spend time at a riverside park in Shanghai on Wednesday after the city’s long Covid-19 lockdown was lifted. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: China and Western Australia hailed as pandemic refuges despite lacking geographic advantage

  • Study published in Risk Analysis journal finds two very different jurisdictions kept mass outbreaks at bay for two years of pandemic
  • But maintaining and winding down a successful refuge has challenges, and the cost to human health and well-being must be considered, Australian researcher says

People spend time at a riverside park in Shanghai on Wednesday after the city’s long Covid-19 lockdown was lifted. Photo: Reuters
People spend time at a riverside park in Shanghai on Wednesday after the city’s long Covid-19 lockdown was lifted. Photo: Reuters
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