Top China Expert Warns Of Potential Second Coronavirus Wave

China faces a potential second wave of coronavirus infections due to a lack of immunity among its population, its government’s senior medical advisor has warned.??

Top China Expert Warns Of Potential Second Coronavirus Wave

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After months of lockdowns and curbs on travel, China has largely brought the virus under control, but fears of a second wave have risen as clusters have emerged in northeast provinces and in the central city of Wuhan.??
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“The majority of… Chinese at the moment are still susceptible to the Covid-19 infection, because (of) a lack of immunity,” Zhong Nanshan, the public face of government’s response to the pandemic, told CNN.??
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“We are facing (a) big challenge,” Zhong added. “It’s not better than the foreign countries I think at the moment.”??
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Zhong, who helped expose the scale of the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), also said authorities in ground-zero Wuhan had under-reported cases during the early days of the pandemic.??
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“The local authorities, they didn’t like to tell the truth at that time,” said Zhong, who was part of a team of experts sent to Wuhan to investigate the outbreak.??
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“I didn’t believe that result (the number of cases reported) so I (kept) asking and then, you have to give me the real number,” he said.??
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But he added he believed data published after Wuhan was locked down in late January, and when the central government took control of the response, “will be correct”.???
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