China News Service, Guangzhou, January 6 (Reporter Wang Jian) Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, attended the theme sharing session of the first Zhong Nanshan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award in Guangzhou on January 6.
After the meeting, Zhong Nanshan said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency that the inflection point of this round of the epidemic in Xi'an should have appeared.
In response to this round of Xi’an epidemic, Zhong Nanshan analyzed that Xi’an has adopted extremely strict prevention and control measures, which are effective now, because the inflection point of this round of epidemic should have appeared. From this, the number of confirmed cases in the previous day was more than 170, which dropped to 1. There were 63 confirmed cases on the 5th.
Zhong Nanshan believes that adequate injection of vaccines into a certain proportion of the population can achieve the purpose of herd immunity. Based on the current China's new crown vaccine injection rate has exceeded 83%, according to evaluation, China has theoretically achieved a certain degree of herd immunity; and appealed to the public Vaccination booster shot.
As for the newly-emerged new coronavirus mutant strain IHU, Zhong Nanshan said that it has more mutation sites than Omi Keron. In theory, its immune escape ability against vaccines and resistance to some antibodies may be stronger, but There is no need to over-interpret it at this time.
At the sharing meeting, Zhong Nanshan said in his speech that at present, China has the lowest mortality rate of new coronary pneumonia in the world, with a prevalence rate of 9.4 per 100,000 and a mortality rate of 0.4 per 100,000.
Zhong Nanshan introduced that as of January 6, the population in China who had completed the full vaccination of the new crown pneumonia vaccine reached 1.213 billion people, and the vaccine injection rate reached 86%; 331 million people had completed the booster vaccination vaccine, and the booster injection rate reached 23.5%.