Thursday, June 13, 2024

Covid-19: Millions may die by March, says top epidemiologist

As China reports a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, an epidemiologist has said the highly contagious virus will likely affect 60 per cent of China and 10 per cent of Earth’s population over the next 90 days with deaths likely in the millions.

Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist, made the estimate. China and the world is in deep trouble, said Feigl-Ding.

According to some health experts, the Covid cases are doubling in China in “hours” and not in days.

China on December 19 confirmed its first deaths from Covid-19 since easing its containment policy.

Hospitals and crematoriums in China are struggling with a fresh coronavirus outbreak.

Dr Wu Zunyou said the current COVID surge in China is expected to last until mid-January. He also said that the Lunar New Year holiday may trigger a second wave through mid-February.

The third COVID peak in China is expected be witnessed from late February to mid-March, Dr Wu said

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