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March 2022 - China Covid Cases

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    China has yet to approve mRNA vaccine from BionTech and is instead pursuing its own mRNA development.
    NYT quote:
    ‘The first mRNA vaccines for the coronavirus were based on research conducted over decades by scientists in different parts of the world. It took the Western pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna just over a year to take those advances and apply them to a new kind of vaccine able to prevent serious illness and death from Covid-19.’
    “This is not trivial technology,” said John P. Moore, a virologist at Weill Cornell Medicine. “So trying to reverse engineer it from scratch is one of those things where you ask, ‘What could possibly go wrong?’”

    www.nytimes.com /2022/02/18/business/china-coronavirus-vaccines.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    Strange, Shanghai yesterday(27th)just 10 new cases.

    截至3月27日24时新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情 最新情况
    That's impossible, @GentleGeorge assured us China's numbers were real!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    That's impossible, @GentleGeorge assured us China's numbers were real!!
    No-one wins them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baklava:
    "9/ Shanghai's healthcare system is already strained. All cases, regardless of symptoms, are hospitalized/isolated. As of Friday, 41 of Shanghai’s hospitals had suspended some outpatient & emergency services over anti-covid measures"

    Never learnt from HK's mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeky Kiwi:
    "9/ Shanghai's healthcare system is already strained. All cases, regardless of symptoms, are hospitalized/isolated. As of Friday, 41 of Shanghai’s hospitals had suspended some outpatient & emergency services over anti-covid measures"

    Never learnt from HK's mistake

    But they learned how to flip flop

    https://twitter.com/lizalinwsj/statu...PHClUNNgg9ymEQ

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    Interestingly cases in China only get counted when people have symptoms. Great way to keep the numbers low!

    Also great to know that China is doing really well not let people die from Covid. Of course even with Covid you can can get lung issues that eventually kill you, but one can never be 100% sure that is was Covid. Lets not count them ;-)

    We should have a similar system. I am sure this way we can get the death rate back to zero by looking at 'errors'.

    Meanwhile, Shanghai had a whopping 96 cases.

    截至3月28日24时新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情 最新情况


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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    Interestingly cases in China only get counted when people have symptoms. Great way to keep the numbers low!

    Also great to know that China is doing really well not let people die from Covid. Of course even with Covid you can can get lung issues that eventually kill you, but one can never be 100% sure that is was Covid. Lets not count them ;-)

    We should have a similar system. I am sure this way we can get the death rate back to zero by looking at 'errors'.

    Meanwhile, Shanghai had a whopping 96 cases.

    截至3月28日24时新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情 最新情况
    Double edged sword though. If after the great cost (both human and economic) of the lockdown and mass testing they come up with just a few hundred cases or even a few thousand cases, then people are going to be justly pissed off. If however they come up with tens of thousands of cases then zero covid is in trouble.

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    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/poli...gtype=homepage

    Jin Dongyan, a virologist with the University of Hong Kong, said unvaccinated elderly people were a major concern on the mainland because authorities wrongly believed that jabbing the young would ensure enough herd immunity to prevent infection among the old.
    The Xinhua editorial stressed that China would expand its vaccination drive for the elderly but offered no specifics.

    Jin said the zero-Covid strategy was still a “guiding principle” in China, and public health professionals could not publicly advocate for living with the virus because of politics.
    https://twitter.com/DrDOwens/status/1507609993209876481

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/415/threa...ml#post3795018

    cf my post almost one year ago in the thread “How to increase vaccination rates in HK” where my very first line was - Are we (as a society) asking the right question…
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