During last month, China has experienced a rapid growth in Covid infections and deaths across the country since a zero-Covid policy was removed in December 2022.

It means also a possibility of a big Covid-19 rebound in China over the next months.

Additionally, the mass movement of people during the Lunar New Year holiday in January 2023 will spread the pandemic, boosting infections in many areas.

According to governmental data, nearly 60,000 people with Covid had died in hospitals between 8 December 2022 and 12 January 2023, across the country. This data seems to be highly understated. China has passed the peak of Covid patients in fever clinics, emergency rooms and with critical conditions. The World Health Organization estimates more than 1 million people in the country could die from the disease.

As for a vaccination policy, China says more than 90% of the population has been fully vaccinated. However, around the time its zero-Covid policy was lifted, less than half of people aged 80 and over had received three doses of vaccine. China has refused to use Western vaccines widely. Probably will produce and use its own vaccine, no importing it from somewhere.

The following question remains open: will be the virus from China shortly dangerous also for the population in other countries.

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