(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Zhong Nanshan talks about the Hong Kong epidemic: the policy adopted is still to strive for dynamic clearing

  China News Agency, Guangzhou, February 22 (Reporter Cai Minjie) The team of Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, released a video specially recorded by Academician Zhong Nanshan giving a speech to Hong Kong citizens through his official account "Nanshan Breath" on the 22nd.

  Zhong Nanshan recounted his experience in fighting SARS with medical experts in Hong Kong many times 18 years ago.

  Zhong Nanshan recalled that since the beginning of 2020, the anti-epidemic actions and measures led by the Hong Kong SAR government have been very effective, and the morbidity and mortality rates have been at the lowest level in the world, effectively ensuring the stability of Hong Kong society.

  Zhong Nanshan introduced that compared with other virus strains, Omicron has mild symptoms and a low mortality rate, which is close to seasonal influenza, so the public should not worry too much.

However, it is far more harmful than seasonal flu. First, it is highly contagious. Second, people over 60 years old are infected, and the mortality rate will increase significantly.

  Zhong Nanshan said that in the fight against the virus, the highest human right is human life and healthy life.

"We will not tolerate a large number of elderly deaths due to natural infection, so our policy is still to strive for dynamic clearing."

  Zhong Nanshan put forward three suggestions for Hong Kong. First, preventing transmission is the key, second, strengthening vaccination, and third, stocking drug treatment.

  Zhong Nanshan called for strengthening unity and cooperation.

He said: "Under the current severe situation, we must strengthen solidarity and cooperation. All government departments, the business community, public and private hospitals, and the general public must unite and cooperate in the fight against the new crown. I fully believe that the central government, the mainland's Support, including nucleic acid testing, rapid antigen detection reagents, collaborative establishment of makeshift hospitals, medical staff support, etc. The most important thing is the efforts of the SAR government. This time, we will definitely overcome the difficulties together and win the fifth wave of anti-epidemic. "(over)