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How deadly might China's covid surge get? Answers to that and more

By Joel Achenbach

31 Dec 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

China is engulfed in a coronavirus surge, after the removal of the zero-Covid policy. The Washington Post explains what the next few months will entail from a scientific perspective.

China's zero-covid policy initially saved lives, kept hospitals from being overwhelmed and gave the country time to disseminate vaccines. But it essentially pushed much of the pandemic's impact into the future.

Now, that future has arrived.

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