(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Zhong Nanshan: China is expected to achieve herd immunity target vaccination rate by the end of this year

  China News Service, Guangzhou, December 11 (Reporter Wang Jian) ​​The Life Sciences Sub-forum of the Greater Bay Area Science Forum was held in Guangzhou on the 11th.

Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said at the forum that he was confident that China's vaccination rate could reach 83% by the end of 2021, and called on the public to be vaccinated.

  "Technology defeats everything!" Zhong Nanshan said that the prevention and control of the epidemic requires the joint efforts of interdisciplinary, basic, vaccine, clinical, and epidemic prevention work together to control the spread of the epidemic as soon as possible.

On December 11, the Life Sciences Sub-forum of the Greater Bay Area Science Forum was held in Guangzhou.

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  Zhong Nanshan believes that adequate injection of vaccines into a certain proportion of the population can achieve the purpose of herd immunity. According to evaluation, China must meet the theoretical requirements for herd immunity and 83% of the population must complete the vaccination.

At present, the population of China who has completed the entire vaccination process has reached 1.15 billion, accounting for 81.9% of the national population.

Zhong Nanshan said that by the end of 2021, he is confident that China's vaccine injection rate will reach 83%, laying a solid foundation for herd immunity.

  Zhong Nanshan pointed out that the booster vaccine made in China is real and effective.

He also said that he is strengthening research on how to improve the efficiency of vaccination.

  In response to the emergence of Omi Keron, Zhong Nanshan mentioned that Omi Keron has brought many new problems. At present, we don’t understand the law of transmission, pathogenic mechanism, early case development, etc., and we don’t know much about medical treatment and medicine. Therefore, The cross-disciplines that carry out research in this area must work together in all countries, and it is currently necessary to strive for zero dynamic transmission.

  "Traceability requires cooperation, and vaccines also require cooperation. Many aspects require joint domestic and international efforts." Zhong Nanshan said that science and technology must rely on the efforts of various countries to overcome the epidemic, and one country alone cannot do it.

  "Every corner is uneasy, and the whole world is at stake." Zhong Nanshan called on the world to strengthen cooperation.

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