As China abandons three years of harsh zero-Covid restrictions aimed at stamping out the coronavirus, as many as 1½ million people could die from Covid-19 over the next six months, according to a new study. However, the study, which was posted on preprint service medRxiv by researchers from the University of Macau and Harvard Medical School on December 22, said the number of deaths could be cut to less than 200,000 if Chinese authorities implemented public health measures to help slow the spread of Covid-19, increase vaccination rates and ensure adequate supplies of medicines. View More