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    One reason why China has zero covid policy

    China could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians, Reuters reports.

    In the report by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the mathematicians said China could not afford to lift travel restrictions without more efficient vaccinations or specific treatments.

    Using data for August from the United States, Britain, Spain, France and Israel, the mathematicians assessed the potential results if China adopted the same pandemic control tactics as those countries.

    China’s daily new cases would reach at least 637,155 if it adopted the United States’ pandemic strategy, the report said.

    And daily cases would hit 275,793 if China took the same approach as Britain and 454,198 if it imitated France, it said.

    “The estimates revealed the real possibility of a colossal outbreak which would almost certainly induce an unaffordable burden on the medical system,” the report said.

    “Our findings have raised a clear warning that, for the time being, we are not ready to embrace ‘open-up’ strategies resting solely on the hypothesis of herd immunity induced by vaccination advocated by certain western countries.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...s-all-visitors
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaurs88:
    OMG 18 months on why are we arguing about masks.

    It's obvious mask work to help reduce transmission but those in Europe want 'freedom".

    Ask yourself this, why is Hong Kong, the highest density place in the world, not having mass covid out break but Europe where they have so much space is having huge outbreaks wave after wave ?

    Even poo smells sweeter with a mask on .
    I have just come back from 2 months in France and Spain and mask wearing there is up with Hong Kong. (Other than outside but notably a lot of Spanish wear masks outside too and it is mandated in France in crowded places out doors) Compliance is excellent. 1 a.m. Saturday night on the Madrid metro and 100% were wearing masks - all young people and many drunk.

    In other news Boris is going to ask Brits to wear masks in shops and public transport next week. Don't see that being particularly successful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    I have just come back from 2 months in France and Spain and mask wearing there is up with Hong Kong. (Other than outside but notably a lot of Spanish wear masks outside too and it is mandated in France in crowded places out doors) Compliance is excellent. 1 a.m. Saturday night on the Madrid metro and 100% were wearing masks - all young people and many drunk.

    In other news Boris is going to ask Brits to wear masks in shops and public transport next week. Don't see that being particularly successful.
    Is Boris asking? Thought it was going to be mandatory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Is Boris asking? Thought it was going to be mandatory?
    mandatory or not the take up won’t be 100 percent

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    In the report by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the mathematicians said China could not afford to lift travel restrictions without more efficient vaccinations or specific treatments.

    Good luck to them with the Sino vaccines!


    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    One reason why China has zero covid policy



    https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...s-all-visitors

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Is Boris asking? Thought it was going to be mandatory?
    My interpretation! TBH mandatory doesn't mean anything in a country where no one has the guts/willingness to enforce anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    mandatory or not the take up won’t be above 60 percent
    Improved for you
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    Oh well it was a nice idea

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    https://mothership.sg/2021/11/ong-ye...X5IwZvvueku8ak

    One exempted visitor to hk.. but I haven't seen alot of noise so i guess its warranted for practical exchanges.. the numbers quoted by Ong on Singapore's Covid experience might be interesting to all...
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    Its easier to ban then it is doing risk based scientific investigations, less work

    The WHO has warned against countries hastily imposing travel restrictions, saying they should look to a "risk-based and scientific approach"
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59453842

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