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China must prepare to move on from its zero-Covid policy after Hong Kong’s terrible lesson

For two years, China has forged its own path in its absolute commitment to a zero-Covid policy. This reflects Beijing’s ability to eliminate Covid-19 from within its borders and prevent millions of deaths when most countries, unable to do anything similar, decided to abandon such attempts.The arrival of the highly contagious but less lethal Omicron variant, combined with the increased availability of effective therapeutics and vaccines, should prompt a reassessment of the cost-to-benefit ratio…

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