Nearly 2 million excess deaths followed China’s sudden end of COVID curbs study


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[1/2] An epidemic-prevention worker in a protective suit stands guard at the gate of a residential compound as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks continue in Beijing, China November 28, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/file photo Acquire Licensing Rights BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) - China's abrupt move to dismantle its strict COVID-19 regime, which unleashed the virus onto its 1.4 billion residents, could have led to nearly 2 million excess deaths in the following two months, a new U.S. study shows. The study by the federally funded Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle was taken from a sample of mortality data published by some...