Report: Zero-Covid Policies Lower Population-Wide Immunity

  • An analysis from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine found that harsh lockdowns in pursuit of “zero-COVID” have led to lower population-wide immunity.
  • China currently has more than 230 million residents in lockdown and is estimated by researchers to have the lowest level of immunity to COVID-19 in the world.
  • While just 17.2 percent of the Chinese population has immunity to COVID-19, Russia, Singapore, and Brazil have the highest immunity rates at 74.5 percent, 69.9 percent, and 68 percent, respectively.
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