Zhang Guocheng, a pioneer in China’s rare earth industry, was among the leading scientists to die recently. Photo: Baidu
Zhang Guocheng, a pioneer in China’s rare earth industry, was among the leading scientists to die recently. Photo: Baidu

Top engineers and scientists dying at an unprecedented rate in China after lifting of Covid controls

  • The Chinese Academy of Engineering reported that 20 members have died in less than a month, compared with an average annual death rate of 16
  • One doctor in Beijing said academy members usually have privileged access to healthcare, but now there are no beds available to treat them

Zhang Guocheng, a pioneer in China’s rare earth industry, was among the leading scientists to die recently. Photo: Baidu
Zhang Guocheng, a pioneer in China’s rare earth industry, was among the leading scientists to die recently. Photo: Baidu
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