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Lockdowns can’t end until Covid-19 vaccine found, study says

China’s restrictions have brought the first wave to an end but the danger of a second is very real.

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong published a study on the Lancet, First-wave COVID-19 transmissibility and severity in China outside Hubei after control measures, and second-wave scenario planning: a modelling impact assessment.

Prof. Joseph T Wu from the University of Hong Kong, who co-led the research, said in the Guardian’s report, “while these control measures appear to have reduced the number of infections to very low levels, without herd immunity against Covid-19, cases could easily resurge as businesses, factory operations, and schools gradually resume and increase social mixing, particularly given the increasing risk of imported cases from overseas as Covid-19 continues to spread globally.”

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