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To What Extent Was China’s Existing Health System Well Prepared for COVID-19?

Yang Li

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

*Corresponding author: Yang Li

Published: October 31,2023


In early January 2021, the United Kingdom initiated a nationwide lockdown in response to the rapid spread of a novel COVID-19 variant, underscoring the global challenges posed by the highly transmissible virus. While COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan in December 2019, has continued to afflict nations worldwide, China, where the outbreak initially emerged, managed to control and eliminate the virus within two months. This disparity in pandemic response highlights the crucial role played by China's healthcare system. This essay critically examines the level of preparedness of China's healthcare system in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. It explores the system's notable achievements and inherent weaknesses and their impact on pandemic preparedness. In the context of this analysis, the essay discusses China's healthcare infrastructure, epidemic prevention measures, and the system's inherent vulnerabilities. Ultimately, this investigation concludes that while China's medical system exhibited commendable aspects, it was not fully equipped to address the challenges posed by COVID-19.


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