Countries that implemented harsh lockdowns in pursuit of “zero-COVID” are now paying a price with lower population-wide immunity, according to a new analysis from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.
The IMHE estimates that China, which currently has more than 230 million residents in lockdown due to the virus, has the lowest level of immunity to COVID-19 in the world. Russia, Singapore and Brazil are estimated to have the highest levels of immunity.
Workers are reportedly escaping Apple’s largest iPhone factory in China after being placed on lockdown because of a COVID outbreak.
Videos shared online show employees apparently fleeing the plant, which employs about 200,000 people ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/Airzr0O1MY