During 2023.. an American institute warns of a million deaths from “Corona” in China

According to new projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based in the United States, China’s sudden lifting of strict restrictions to fight “Covid-19” could lead to an explosion in the number of cases and the deaths of more than a million people in the course of next year, according to the “Reuters” news agency.

According to forecasts, the number of cases in China will reach its peak on April 1 and deaths will reach 322,000. By then, about a third of China’s population will have been infected, said Christopher Murray, director of the institute.

The National Health Commission of China has not recorded any official ‘Covid’ deaths since restrictions were lifted. The last official deaths were announced on 3 December.

The total number of deaths due to the pandemic has reached 5,235.

China lifted some of the world’s toughest pandemic restrictions in December, after unprecedented public outcry, and is now seeing a surge in infections, with fears the coronavirus could infect 1.4 billion people over the Lunar New Year holiday next month.

“No one thought he would stick to politics zero Covid how they did it,” Murray said yesterday (Friday) when the institute’s forecasts were released online.

He added that the policy “zero Covid” may be effective in controlling the virus, but the high transformability of the “Omicron” mutants makes it impossible to continue applying tale politics.

Other experts predict that around 60 percent of China’s population will eventually be infected with the virus, with infections expected to peak in January and affecting the most vulnerable groups such as the elderly and others.

A document posted Wednesday on the site web Doctor MedRexiv showed disease experts at the University of Hong Kong predict that the simultaneous lifting of restrictions and the reopening of provinces in December 2022 and January 2023 will result in 684 deaths per million people during that time frame. .

Based on China’s population of 1.41 billion and without measures such as mass vaccination, the number could reach 964,400 deaths.