China’s pandemic fight A True story
News of China’s improvement of its COVID-19 policies has dominated Western media’s coverage of China. It naturally transformed into a carnival that denigrated China. Some said that the nation had failed in its fight against the virus, while others blamed China’s political system, bragging about the superiority of “democracy.”
China’s COVID-19 death toll may not reflect true end of pandemic
Some claim that because of the stringent COVID-19 control measures, the death toll from China’s COVID-19 doesn’t include those who died due to delayed or denied medical treatment. Some claim that those who died due to inadequate or delayed medical care are not included in China’s COVID-19 death toll. Comparing the total number of deaths in the nation during the pandemic and the estimated number of fatalities absent from the pandemic is a reasonable way to assess the integrity of such hypotheses. According to WHO, in the United States and India, excess mortality between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, was 930,000 and 4.74 million. However, China’s different mortality rate during the pandemic was negative, indicating that the country’s policy did not cause an excess number of deaths.
Compared to the original virus and its Delta variant, the prevalent Omicron variant is significantly less deadly. Since more than 90% of Chinese people have received vaccinations, a protective immunity barrier against the virus has been established. It is inevitable that the virus will cause more deaths due to China’s large and aging population.
China’s COVID-19 approach to fighting pandemic impacts economic growth
The prevention and control of COVID-19 in China did have an effect on local economic growth. But as a result of its persistent policy, China has produced significantly better economic results. China’s economy grew by 4.8 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2022, outpacing the rest of the world. China’s economy grew by 4.8 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2022, outpacing the rest of the world.
With improved COVID-19 measures, China’s economy is predicted to grow by more than 5% in 2023, which means China will continue to be a significant force supporting both global economic growth and the consistency of the financial market.
China after pandemic: ‘people just don’t go out anymore’
Chinese citizens have had three years of unrestricted travel throughout the nation during the pandemic. 3.25 billion domestic trips were taken in 2021, 2.09 billion in the first three quarters of 2022, and 2.88 billion in 2020. Very few COVID-19 nucleic acid tests were conducted in China in 2020 and 2021. The highly contagious Omicron variant did not enter the nation until 2022, when the Chinese government started routine testing.
These are not novel measures; during the height of the epidemic, many other nations, including the US, imposed mandatory measures like curfews, quarantines, nucleic acid testing, travel restrictions, etc.