U.S. official: “China’s ‘Zero Corona’ strategy doesn’t seem to work”

Medical staff in protective suits collect samples from residents at a COVID-19 testing station installed in Beijing, China, on the 7th. [이미지출처=연합뉴스]

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[아시아경제 뉴욕=조슬기나 특파원] An official overseeing the U.S. response to the coronavirus has pointed out that China’s massive containment strategy is unlikely to work. Instead, he emphasized the importance of vaccination and booster shots.

Assisi Zha, the White House’s COVID-19 response coordinator, said in an interview with Fox News Sunday on the 17th (local time), “China’s ‘Zero Corona’ strategy to prevent Corona 19 is unlikely to work.” said it shouldn’t be.

“I think it’s very difficult to reduce lice (spread) through containment at this point in time when there is a highly contagious mutation,” he said. China implemented a high-strength lockdown policy, such as restricting citizens from going out, in the wake of the spread of Corona 19 in Shanghai last month, and has been easing since last week.

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Coordinator Zah emphasized that the administration of Joe Biden is focused on vaccinations, boosters and available COVID-19 treatments. He also replied that, regarding the recent resurgence of mandatory indoor mask wear in Philadelphia and other countries, “some may choose this path and others will not,” and that the decision should be made at the local level.

Regarding the recent spread of new mutations, It is expected that the full moon in the future will be an important time to judge the trend of COVID-19.

“People say 15 more days will give us a better understanding of whether this situation will lead to serious illness, hospitalization or death,” he said. “15 days is a pretty reasonable time to gather more information and make more sustainable decisions. “He said.

He also emphasized that the vaccine currently used for inoculation is also effective against BA.2. Coordinator Ja appeared on ABC and said, “Our vaccine is holding up well. Especially if you get a booster shot, you’ll be fine.”


New York = Correspondent Jo Seul-gi-na [email protected]


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