It seems questionable whether this will also work out at Omikron. After the omicron outbreak in Tianjin, there is now talk of the “first real battle” against the virus variant.
85 percent are vaccinated
“How China gets through the omicron wave depends above all on the effectiveness of the Chinese vaccines,” says Sebastian Ulbert, vaccine expert at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology. In China, the vaccines Coronavac (Sinopec) and BBIBP-CorV (Sinopharm), which contain killed corona viruses, are mainly used. 85 percent of the population are fully vaccinated.
Sebastian Ulbert told DPA: “The currently extremely thin data on the effectiveness of the Chinese vaccines against Omikron allow at most speculation.” It is therefore too early to make a well-founded assessment.
Risk Winter Olympics
The Olympic Games begin on February 4th. Beijing wants to banish the games completely into a “bubble” in which there should be no contact with the rest of the capital. Participants will only be allowed to move in “closed circuits” between accommodation and competition venues or media centers.