• Bloomberg


Shanghai’s growing COVID-19 outbreak is causing desperation among residents with chronic medical conditions who depend on the increasingly overwhelmed health care system, as even getting to regular appointments becomes nearly impossible.

The Chinese financial hub decision to seal off its 25 million people in two stages this week hasn’t yet slowed the conflagration as local infections jumped more than 30% to a record 5,982 on Wednesday. It’s made daily life a challenge for residents, who struggle to get fresh food and walk their dogs. For those with ongoing health needs, it can add a life-or-death hurdle to the equation.

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