• ​​​​The Upcoming Lunar New Year Holiday Threatens a Grim COVID Toll in China

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    Harry Li is conflicted. Ideally, the law student wants to spend the Lunar New Year holiday in his home village in northern China's Hebei province, but he is afraid of spending more than 12 hours on crowded trains and buses lest he brings COVID-19 to his elderly parents, who have not been vaccinated. “It's been three years since I've been home ,” says Li, 20, who studies some 700 miles from home in Shanghai. “I was vaccinated nine months ago but everyone around me is still getting sick.”
    This week, millions of Chinese face a similar conundrum. Before the pandemic, China's Lunar New Year...
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