(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Liang Wannian talks about epidemic prevention and control: "Lying flat" is definitely not China's choice

  China News Agency, Shanghai, April 10 (Reporter Li Chun) "'Lying flat' is definitely not China's choice." The expert group leader of the National Health Commission of China's New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Response Leading Group, Tsinghua University Vanke Public Health and Liang Wannian, the executive vice president and professor of the School of Health, pointed out in Shanghai on the 10th that the best use of "dynamic clearing" can obtain the maximum benefit of epidemic prevention and control at a very small cost.

  Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the international community has been debating on epidemic prevention and control strategies.

Liang Wannian said that the choice of prevention and control strategies is mainly divided into two categories. One is "containment", that is, to find and control the source of infection and cut off the transmission route.

  The other type is "epidemic mitigation", that is, "retreating a position" and formulating epidemic prevention measures on the target line that medical and health resources will not be run on.

This prevention and control strategy allows epidemics to occur, and when there is a run on medical and health resources caused by the epidemic, further strengthening of prevention and control measures will be considered.

This is also the current epidemic prevention policy adopted by some countries and regions.

  "Different concepts determine different strategies." Liang Wannian pointed out that from a higher level of thinking, the difference in epidemic prevention strategies depends on the difference in prevention and control concepts.

China has always adhered to the anti-epidemic philosophy of "people first, life first", and has taken firm measures to contain the spread of the new crown pneumonia since the beginning of the outbreak.

  Liang Wannian pointed out that under the concept of "people first, life first", China still has time windows and opportunities, and has the ability, foundation and "toolkit" to insist on "dynamic clearing".

  The expert also pointed out that it is not comprehensive and unscientific to regard "dynamic clearing" and affecting economic development, production and life as a causal relationship.

The short-term closure and control is in exchange for a longer-term normal production and life; the strict control measures for a certain place are in exchange for a longer-term normal production and life in the local area and even the whole country.

The gains and losses of the epidemic prevention strategy should be viewed with a broader perspective, a more systematic approach, and a longer-term perspective.

  "'Dynamic clearing' does not pursue 'zero infection', nor does it pursue 'zero tolerance', but pursues timely detection and rapid elimination, so as not to cause continuous community transmission and large-scale epidemic rebound." Liang Wannian emphasized, " "Lying flat" is definitely not China's choice. Using "dynamic clearing" well can obtain the maximum benefit of epidemic prevention and control at a very small cost.

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