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Models predict massive wave of illness and death if China lifts ‘zero COVID’ policy

Surprised and stung by protests against draconian “zero-COVID” policies, Chinese authorities are moving cautiously to ease the burden of constant lockdowns, quarantines and testing. But 3 years into the pandemic, China shows no signs of planning a major course change. Mathematical models suggest why: the country is still ill-prepared to live with SARS-CoV-2. Easing restrictions …

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China needs at least a year to end zero-COVID policy, experts say

China needs at least a year to end zero-COVID policy, experts say

A new push by China to vaccinate the elderly has raised hopes of ending the country’s strict zero-COVID policy, but the world’s second-largest economy faces challenges and at least a year of hard work before the policy cannot end, the Associated Press reported. A vaccination campaign will take months, and China also needs to boost …

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Without a 'zero Covid' policy exit strategy, China could face a tsunami in some cases, experts fear

Without a ‘zero Covid’ policy exit strategy, China could face a tsunami in some cases, experts fear

AAs the world watches the rare spectacle of protesters challenging China’s authoritarian leadership over its increasingly confusing “zero Covid” policy, people who study the disease see threats to China — and beyond. The zero Covid policy, which has kept China’s cases and deaths negligible throughout the pandemic, appears doomed in the face of the highly …

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China links COVID outbreak to man jogging in park;  Skeptical scientists

China links COVID outbreak to man jogging in park; Skeptical scientists

Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. Early in the morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man from Chongqing Municipality in west central China got up and went jogging along a lake in a local outdoor park – some something that should have been pleasant, if not banal. , exit. But what really happened during that …

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Residents line up for COVID-19 tests in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Xinjiang eases some restrictions after lockdown protests

Residents line up for COVID-19 tests in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) By Han Guan PA Taipei, Taiwan Authorities in China’s western Xinjiang region opened some neighborhoods in the capital Urumqi on Saturday after residents staged extraordinary late-night protests against the city’s draconian “zero-COVID” lockdown that had lasted more than three …

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Former WeWork China tech manager showcases on-demand work modules for mental health

Former WeWork China tech manager showcases on-demand work modules for mental health

At a time when China’s zero COVID policy continues to disrupt offline work and face-to-face interactions, Dominic Penaloza, the former head of innovation and technology at WeWork China, presents a bold idea: on-demand work booths placed in public locations – and was able to quickly raise capital for the company. Penaloza named his new company …

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Berlin warms to French 'Buy European' plans as global trade rules erode

Berlin warms to French ‘Buy European’ plans as global trade rules erode

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — Threatened by a new package of U.S. subsidies that could hammer European industry, Germany is backtracking on its longstanding objections to programs such as France’s “Buy European Act” that would lay down provisions on buying goods locally. Berlin’s growing sympathy for the …

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