Shanghai continues to struggle under curfews, while Beijing begins to slip into a lockdown. The situation is so tense that the Communist Party’s highest asset is at risk: the general acceptance of its policies among the population. So it is baffling that public health policymakers are not grasping at every straw to alleviate the situation. To be specific, not a single mRNA vaccine is being administered in China. And the country’s own conventional vaccines have been injected in large numbers, but they are not particularly good at stopping Omicron (China.Table reported).
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