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China's 'fire extinguisher' fight against deadly new COVID wave

Universal testing seen by some experts as best approach; others disapprove

People in face masks attend a flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square on National Day in Beijing on Oct. 1.    © Reuters

Eleven months after the first case of COVID-19 appeared in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the world outside China continues racking up infections in an alarming rate. The approaching flu season is adding to the pressure on already strained medical systems.

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