China: 80% of the population has already contracted the coronavirus

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The chance of a major resurgence of Covid-19 in China in the next two to three months is low, with 80% of the population already infected, a top scientist working with the Beijing government said today.

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Mass movements of people during the current Chinese New Year holiday season may spread the pandemic, increasing infections in some areas, but a second wave of the pandemic is unlikely in the short term, Wu Zunyu, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 60,000 people with coronavirus have died in hospitals since Jan. 12, about a month after China suddenly scrapped its zero-Covid policy, according to government figures.

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However, experts argue that this number does not fully reflect reality because it does not include those who die at home and because many doctors have said they are discouraged from citing Covid as a cause of death.

Source: News Beast

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