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Vaccination targets point to mid-2023 reopening goal

The recent easing of virus restrictions in many cities reflects efforts to streamline the zero-COVID policy rather than abandon it in the near-term. By setting concrete targets for elderly vaccination, the authorities do appear to be laying the groundwork for an eventual exit from zero-COVID around the middle of next year. But it remains to be seen how quickly officials can convince vaccine holdouts to get jabbed.

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