China may risk 1.55m deaths without 'dynamic zero-COVID' policy: study

A new study led by China's Fudan University with scientists from China and the U.S. estimated that an Omicron wave would result in 112 million symptomatic infections, 2.7 million intensive care admissions (15.6 times the existing capacity) and almost 1.55 million fatalities between May and July in China without the country's dynamic zero-COVID policy. The related paper was published on the website of the international journal Nature Medicine Tuesday. 

Li Bin, vice minister of the National Health Commission, said at a news briefing that China has stuck to the "dynamic zero" policy with targeted measures over the past two years. Successful experiences have proved that the policy is the best choice for China to maintain social and economic development. 

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