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Olympic struggle: Can China beat Omicron?

China is completing preparations for the upcoming Winter Olympics. But can Bejing deliver on its vision of a zero-COVID bubble around the games? Guests: Sou-Jie van Brunnersum (DW), Tobias Kurth (Charité), Kai Kupferschmidt (freelance journalist)

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Sou Jie van Brunnersum, DW: "A 'zero COVID' policy might have benefitted China the past two years, but omicron and the Olympics could be a game changer.




Tobias Kurth, Charité: „The omicron wave cannot be stopped in any region, even by massive measures, but only slowed down.




 Kai Kupferschmidt is a science journalist: “With much of the country vaccinated, the question of what an exit from ‘zero COVID’ in China could and should look like looms large.”