Covid in China: Xi Jinping and other leaders given domestic vaccine

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    China has reported that President Xi Jinping and other prominent figures have received COVID vaccinations made domestically.

    The announcement was made as part of an effort to enhance immunisation rates, particularly for booster shots.

    Zeng Yixin, the deputy head of China’s National Health Commission, claimed that it demonstrated the leadership’s faith in domestic vaccinations.

    These individuals typically do not disclose health information to the public.

    The leaders of the nation, according to Mr Zeng, “have all received the domestic COVID-19 immunisation shots.”

    In his words, “This has thoroughly demonstrated that they attach significant importance to the epidemic prevention and control activities and greatly trust the home-grown COVID-19 vaccinations.”

    The country’s immunisation rates are too low for it to reopen safely, so officials are working to raise them.

    Mass testing, stringent isolation regulations, and local lockdowns are all part of China’s ongoing “zero COVID” effort.

    Even though there have been many fewer fatalities than in many other nations, this strategy is coming under increasing pressure from opponents as people and companies continue to feel the effects of the limitations.

    According to President Xi, there is no alternative to zero COVID.

    According to Johns Hopkins University, China has experienced 2,167,619 cases and 14,647 fatalities since the epidemic started.

    In contrast, the UK experienced 181,398 fatalities and 23,088,074 cases of cholera…

    In response to a COVID epidemic in April, Shanghai was under lockdown for more than two months.

    Low vaccination rates were a source of worry during the outbreak. Only 15% of people over 80 received two doses, according to officials, while only 38% of people over 60 received a booster.

    According to recent statistics, 90% of the population nationwide has now received two vaccinations.