Strategies for reopening in the forthcoming COVID-19 era in China

Auteurs : Wei-jie Guan, Nan-shan Zhong

Production : National Science Review, an open access, peer-reviewed journal aimed at reporting cutting-edge developments across science and technology in China and around the world. The journal covers all areas of the natural sciences, including physics and mathematics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences, materials science, and information sciences.

Diffusion : Oxford Academic Journal (https://academic.oup.com/journals)

Date : 6 avril 2022

The transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the culprit pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has resulted in more than 0.43 billion cases and 6 million deaths globally. Compared with other existing variants of concern, the Omicron variant is characterized by significantly greater infectivity (Ro ≈ 6), greater tropism of the upper respiratory tract and lower severity of human infections. These characteristics of the Omicron variant are the basis upon which several developed countries are considering reopening.

Source : Wei-jie Guan, Nan-shan Zhong , “Strategies for reopening in the forthcoming COVID-19 era in China”, National Science Review, Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2022, nwac054, 06/04/2022. DOI : https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwac054 (consulté le 19/04/2022).

Photo “à la une” : Zhong Nanshan. © Lu Hanxin/XINHUA via AFP


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