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Some China areas extend their lockdowns and testing amid COVID-19 omicron variant spread

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The Chinese government reported approximately 390 daily infections over the span of 7 days ending on Sunday, according to Reuters calculations using official data on Monday. These new numbers showed a jump in the num...

Sen Tom Cotton: Parents ‘have not forgotten’ what school lockdowns did to their children

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SEN. TOM COTTON: In the spring of 2020, we were saying we had to get our schools open again. And that’s exactly what we did in states like Arkansas in the fall of 2020, we had kids in classes five days a week. A lot ...

‘We are the last generation’: China’s harsh lockdowns could exacerbate population crisis

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong For ...

Warren Buffett-backed electric carmaker shrugs off China’s lockdowns

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)BYD, the Warren Buffett-backed Chinese electric vehicle maker, had a bumper month in the world's largest car market, despite strict Covid lockdowns that have disrupted production and sales for...

Covid lockdowns batter Chinese stock markets and the yuan

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese stocks slumped deeper into a bear market Tuesday and the yuan traded near a 17-month low as investors grow increasingly pessimistic about the impact of Covid-19 lockdowns on the world'...

Shanghai reports only 3 deaths during strict lockdowns, most cases asymptomatic

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The city said that it recorded 19,831 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Sunday, according to reporting from Reuters. The asymptomatic cases were down from the 21,582 recorded on Saturday, while the deat...

Chinese officials are ‘painfully aware’ of economic fallout from lockdowns: European Chamber President

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese officials are grappling with the economic distress caused by their Covid-19 restrictions, as several cities remain in lockdown, according to the head of a European trade group. Jörg Wu...

Dr. Redfield: China’s failed ‘zero-COVID’ policy proves lockdowns don’t work

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FAUCI'S SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD DECIDE ‘INDIVIDUAL RISK’ FOR COVID, REVERTING BACK TO MASKS POSSIBLE DR. ROBERT REDFIELD: I think we know that lockdowns just don't work. And hopefully that we've learned that lesson for ou...

There’s no end in sight for China’s Covid lockdowns. Here’s what you need to know

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Hong Kong Millions of people across China's locked-down financial hub of Shanghai have been desperately seeking medical care and basic supplies like food. Parents have been forcibly separated from young children infe...

COVID-19 lockdowns: What’s up with nostalgia for the ‘outbreak era’?

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But some young people have expressed nostalgic, even optimistic feelings about the outbreak era. Two years after the initial lockdown, some members of the Gen Z population (those ages 10-25) have been vocal on social...

Government-mandated COVID lockdowns sparked severe health crisis among teens as teachers’ unions pushed policy

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"These data echo a cry for help," CDC acting Principal Deputy Director Debra Houry, said in a press release of the CDC’s findings.  "The COVID-19 pandemic has created traumatic stressors that have the potential to fu...

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, patients with other diseases are struggling to survive

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. On a cold Mar...

Children scoring worse in math and reading compared to before lockdowns, data shows: ‘Multiyear recovery’

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Students fared worse academically during the second year of the pandemic compared to the first year, when students earned lower scores than they did prior to the pandemic. The trend suggests the impact of COVID-19 cl...

Fauci warns Americans could face more lockdowns amid spread of new COVID-19 variant

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Fauci, who also serves as an adviser to President Biden, said the BA.2 subvariant could soon increase the rate of infections in America. He suggested that Americans should "be able to pivot" back and forth between a ...

CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo completely avoid Johns Hopkins study finding COVID lockdowns ineffective

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According to a Johns Hopkins University meta-analysis of several studies, lockdowns during the first COVID wave in the spring of 2020 only reduced COVID mortality by .2% in the U.S. and Europe.  "While this meta-anal...

Lockdowns only reduced COVID-19 mortality by .2%, study finds: ‘Lockdowns should be rejected out of hand’

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"While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted," the researchers wrote. "In consequen...

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