(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Chinese official response to WHO's second phase of the new crown traceability plan: it neither respects common sense nor violates science

  China News Service, Beijing, July 22 (Reporter Li Chun) The World Health Organization recently proposed the second phase of the new crown virus traceability plan. Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission of China, responded in Beijing on the 22nd, saying that the so-called new crown announced by the WHO The second phase of the virus traceability plan does not respect common sense in some respects and violates science. It is impossible for China to accept this traceability plan.

  On the same day, the State Council Information Office of China held a press conference in Beijing to introduce the traceability of the new crown virus.

  "To be honest, when I first saw the WHO's second phase traceability plan, I was very surprised." Zeng Yixin said at the meeting that this plan would make the hypothesis that "China violates laboratory procedures and causes virus leakage." As one of the focus of research, from this we can feel the disrespect for common sense and the arrogant attitude towards science revealed by the plan.

  Zeng Yixin said that first of all, some rumors about the Wuhan Institute of Virology, such as three employees contracting the disease, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s functional enhancement experiments on the new crown virus, have been clarified long ago and are pure rumors.

Secondly, the closest sequence of the coronavirus and the new coronavirus in the bat specimens collected by Wuhan virus is RaTG-13, which has only 96.2% homology.

Once again, some people have considered whether the new coronavirus is a man-made virus.

Later, more experts conducted in-depth analysis and believed that the new crown virus had no traces of artificial modification.

Scientists doing genetic engineering know that there will be traces of artificial modification of viruses. The new coronavirus does not have such traces, which fundamentally denies the possibility of artificial viruses.

  "So far, none of the staff and graduate students of Wuhan Institute of Virology has been infected with the new coronavirus. Wuhan Institute of Virology has not carried out research on the benefits of coronavirus, and there is no so-called artificial virus. So where did the virus leak caused by violation of laboratory procedures? What? This formulation violates both common sense and scientific laws." Zeng Yixin said that the WHO expert team personally went to the Wuhan Virus Institute to conduct on-site inspections and concluded that it is extremely unlikely that the virus leaked from the laboratory.

The experts are all authoritative and experienced in various fields, and they are all experts carefully selected by the World Health Organization. China respects their conclusions.

This time the World Health Organization announced the so-called second phase of the traceability plan of the new crown virus. In some respects, it neither respects common sense nor violates science. "It is impossible for us to accept such a traceability plan."

  Zeng Yixin emphasized that the traceability of the new coronavirus is a scientific issue. The Chinese government has always supported scientific traceability of the virus and opposed the politicization of traceability. China believes that the second phase of virus traceability should be extended on the basis of the first phase of virus traceability. It should be guided by Resolution WHA73.1 and carried out after full discussion and consultation by member states. The first phase of the virus traceability has already been carried out, especially if there is a clear conclusion, it should not be repeated; instead, on the basis of full and extensive consultations among member states, we should promote the development of early cases in multiple countries and regions around the world. Traceability work in search, molecular epidemiology, animal (intermediate) host, etc. (Finish)