There is one big reason Winnie cannot open the lockdown, inefficient Chinese vaccines combined with no natural immunity because being quarantined for three years have left the chinese the most susceptible population in the world, especially to newer variants, combine that with the aged population, if lockdowns are lifted without a better vaccine the hospital system would be crashed bybthe waves of if sick.
Some pundits are throwing numbers upto half a million deaths a day dor a month before here immunity kicks in.
China has stupidly forced itself into a disaster, I suspect it will not open the lockdown and becuse what comes after will surely destabilize it. I am surprised why Chinese scientists were not able to predict this, only sane explanation is they bet on China developing mRNA or stealing it sooner.
I predict the continuation of protests till china manages to smother them.