Some 1,091 healthcare workers returned to Hubei province on 31 May, 2022 Tuesday afternoon after spending 59 days in Shanghai as medical help. Photo: Weibo
Some 1,091 healthcare workers returned to Hubei province on 31 May, 2022 Tuesday afternoon after spending 59 days in Shanghai as medical help. Photo: Weibo

Coronavirus: how the Shanghai outbreak exposed the Chinese health system’s fragility

  • The city is a lesson in how a wave of infections can drain health resources under strict zero Covid
  • Zero Covid is a self-fulfilling process and self-defeating and ‘could bring collateral damage to the economy and society’, says global health analyst

Some 1,091 healthcare workers returned to Hubei province on 31 May, 2022 Tuesday afternoon after spending 59 days in Shanghai as medical help. Photo: Weibo
Some 1,091 healthcare workers returned to Hubei province on 31 May, 2022 Tuesday afternoon after spending 59 days in Shanghai as medical help. Photo: Weibo
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