Public Health: China’s COVID-19 Outbreak - Will 2023 Be 2020 All Over Again?
Azrul Mohd Khalib , CEO, Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy | Professor Tikki Pangestu, Visiting Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
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In December 2022, China abruptly dropped its zero COVID policy - a policy that they’ve held fast to amidst several COVID-19 waves and the impact that it has had on its citizens in the past three years. But now, with relaxed restrictions, a narrower criteria for counting COVID-19 deaths, and the lack of reporting on asymptomatic cases, has led to rising concerns that the COVID-19 situation in China is much worse that what the data says. So will 2023 be 2020 all over again? Prof Tikki Pangestu, Visiting Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore joins us to share his thoughts.
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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann
Presented by: Lim Sue Ann
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Categories: government, health policy, politics, managing disease
Tags: variants of concern, subvariant, border restrictions, covid-19, sars-cov-2, boosters, genomic surveillance, china, south africa,