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China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of Beijing Olympics


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the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
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Yu Xuan
Wang Dacheng
Dali Yang
Kenji Shibuya
Vineeta Bal
Kei Saito
Xi Jinping
Chen Si
Aniruddha Ghosal


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Authorities have reported a total of 104,379 cases, 3,460 of them currently active, and 4,636 deaths, a figure that hasn’t changed in months.Beijing’s Olympic bubble is even stricter than Tokyo’s, which was mostly effective in stopping transmission, despite some leakages, said Kenji Shibuya, research director at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and a public health expert.Beijing faces a potentially bigger risk because the more contagious omicron variant has shown itself adept at evading vaccines.Moreover, the lack of widespread outbreaks means the Chinese population is protected only by vaccines and not from antibodies produced by previous infections, said Dr. Vineeta Bal, a top Indian immunologist.“The Olympics would be the first trial,” said Bal. Omicron “can easily travel in China.”Unlike the Tokyo Olympics bubble, there will be no contact between those inside and the outside world.Officials, athletes, staff and journalists will travel between hotels and competition venues on specially designated vehicles in what is described as a closed-loop system.

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