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What reduced COVID restrictions in China mean for public health

This week officials from the National Health Commission announced a pivot away from many COVID zero policies in China. The nation is ending mandatory PCR tests and reducing lockdowns, among other changes.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong looks at what the shift means for virus risk and the Chinese professor Devi Sridhar, chair of global public health at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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