The article actually says this.
Almost 90% of China’s population has been fully vaccinated with Sinopharm and Sinovac jabs, but just 61% of over-80s have been fully vaccinated and only 38% have had a booster. That deficiency has no doubt driven China’s “zero Covid” policy, as authorities have sacrificed the economy in the name of public health through draconian lockdowns.
No clue who or what faction is behind this thinktank... but pretty brave of them.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...o-covid-policyThe Anbound Research Center gave no details of possible changes but said on Monday that Xi Jinping’s government needed to focus on shoring up sinking growth. It noted the US, Europe and Japan were recovering economically after easing anti-disease curbs.
“Preventing the risk of economic stall should be the priority task,” the thinktank said in a report titled: It’s Time for China to Adjust Its Virus Control and Prevention Policies.
Even such mild public disagreement with official policy is almost unknown in a politically sensitive year when Xi, China’s most powerful leader since at least the 1980s, is expected to try to extend his time as president.
The report, dated Sunday, was posted on the Anbound Research Center’s accounts on the popular WeChat messaging platform and the Sina Weibo microblog service, but was deleted from both on Monday afternoon.