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China’s Exit From Covid Zero Seen Stretching Beyond 2023

  • Reopening could see 5.8 million in ICU: Bloomberg Intelligence
  • ‘No way an uncontrolled wave of infections can be managed’
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WATCH: Covid-19 cases are surging in China again and economic output is being impacted. Kailey Leinz reports.Source: Bloomberg

China’s lack of intensive care hospital beds leaves the nation facing a slow exit from Covid Zero, likely stretching beyond 2023.

A full reopening may lead to 5.8 million people being admitted to intensive care, overwhelming a health system that currently has less than four ICU beds per 100,000 people, far less than developed countries, according to Bloomberg Intelligence senior pharmaceutical analyst Sam Fazeli.