The cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown worldwide exceeds 410 million
Calculate the four accounts of "dynamic clearing"
According to the latest statistics from the WHO website, as of now, there have been more than 410 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, and the Omicron strain is the main epidemic strain in the world.
Recently, the domestic epidemic has spread in many places, and new cases have appeared in Suzhou, Huludao, Baise and other places.
Since August last year, my country's epidemic prevention and control has shifted to the "dynamic clearing" stage of precise prevention and control of the entire chain.
At the same time, many countries relaxed control and chose to coexist with the new crown virus.
Our country insists on "dynamic clearing", which is a large account and a dynamic account.
Controlling the epidemic at a higher level, at a lower cost, and in a shorter period of time, reducing the impact on economic and social development and people's production and life, and ensuring the sustainable, healthy and stable development of the economy and society with good prevention and control results are the careful considerations behind China's epidemic prevention strategy. .
Economic Account: Under the scientific and effective prevention and control, China took the lead in realizing positive economic growth after the epidemic, and on the road of high-quality development, it is stable and far-reaching
"I know that China's 'zero tolerance' policy has effectively curbed the spread of the epidemic, but it will cause inconvenience to the movement of people and restrict economic development to some extent." On November 6, 2021, the Associated Press reporter at the State Department Questions at the press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism.
The question represented the views of some Western media, who questioned that China's "dynamic clearing" strategy is too costly and the economic cost is too high.
Is this really true?
More than two months later, the National Bureau of Statistics released China's economic data for 2021 and gave an answer.
In 2021, my country's GDP will reach 114.4 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.1%, ranking among the top among the world's major economies and the largest contributor to the recovery and development of the world economy; the total economic volume is expected to account for more than 18% of the global economy; The per capita GDP reached 12,551 US dollars, exceeding the global average per capita GDP and further approaching the threshold of high-income economies.
Under scientific and effective prevention and control, China has not only taken the lead in achieving positive post-pandemic economic growth, but has also made steady progress on the road of high-quality development.
"my country's economic development and epidemic prevention and control have both maintained a leading position in the world. The national economy is generally operating within a reasonable range. The main goals and tasks of annual development have been completed, new steps have been taken to build a new development pattern, and high-quality development has achieved new results." Four or five' has achieved a good start." Ning Jizhe, director of the National Bureau of Statistics, said.
Why can the Chinese economy maintain such a strong growth momentum?
According to an analysis by the German Handelsblatt, this is inseparable from China's efforts in epidemic prevention and control.
The "Wall Street Journal" commented that China's rapid control of the domestic epidemic has not only promoted a relatively rapid rebound in the domestic economy, but also enhanced China's attractiveness. Foreign companies have turned to China to invest more money and regard China as their product production bases and important growth markets.
"When countries around the world are affected by the epidemic, China has taken the lead on the road to economic recovery." The Associated Press reported.
Herman Laurel, founder of the BRICS Policy Research Institute in the Philippines, believes that thanks to the effective prevention and control of the epidemic, China's economy is expected to maintain its growth momentum in 2022.
"For ASEAN countries, China's economy will continue to recover steadily and maintain its vitality, which will effectively drive the regional economic recovery."
Which is more cost-effective, "dynamic clearing" or "lying flat"?
This economic account is not difficult to calculate.
Liang Wannian, head of the expert group of the National Health Commission's Leading Group for Epidemic Response and Disposal, pointed out that if strict control measures are taken in a certain area, it can ensure the normal social and economic operation of other areas and other provinces, which is obviously more efficient.
The prevention and control practice of many countries has also proved that "treatment first" or premature unblocking will not only lead to a rebound of the epidemic, increase in severe cases and deaths, but also cause serious long-term damage to the real industry and economy.
Taking the United States as an example, patients make an appointment for a new crown test according to their symptoms and implement "self-isolation", and the up-front cost is indeed relatively low.
However, this increases the risk of exposure to community transmission, with significant later costs.
Once the prevention and control in the early stage of the epidemic is relaxed, the government will have to devote a lot of resources to the later treatment.
The destructive power brought about by the relaxation of epidemic prevention and control is emerging.
Under the influence of the epidemic, the United States is mired in the "quagmire" of inflation, the economic recovery is difficult, and the people are facing huge pressure on the cost of living.
Data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on February 10 showed that the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) rose 7.5% year-on-year in January, the largest year-on-year increase since February 1982.
Over the past 12 months, U.S. energy prices rose 27%, fuel prices rose 46.5%, electricity prices rose 10.7%, and used car prices rose 40.5%.
"Australia is a negative example." A reporter from Bloomberg in the United States recently wrote that Australia had adopted a similar "zero" policy, but after it ended the blockade measures in January and abolished the mandatory entry quarantine measures, the number of infections and deaths There has been a substantial increase, forcing people to take the initiative to hide and dare not go out.
People's Livelihood Account: China's adherence to strict epidemic prevention and control dwarfs the West in terms of controlling morbidity, mortality, and reducing unemployment
"This is crazy! China has a population of more than 1 billion! The United States has 330 million people, but 1 million people died." When a reporter in China said that there have been few local cases in China for a long time, "The New York Times" "The Daily" column host Terres was shocked.
The New York Times has repeatedly concocted reports attacking China's "dynamic clearing" policy to discredit China's achievements in fighting the epidemic.
According to Worldometer real-time statistics, as of February 16, 2022, Beijing time, the United States had more than 79.63 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, the country with the most cumulative confirmed cases.
"Western countries have such a huge number of epidemics because they have implemented far more laissez-faire anti-epidemic policies than China, which has resulted in hundreds to thousands of times the disease rate and death rate than China's." Greece's "Modern Diplomacy" website recently The author pointed out that China's epidemic prevention performance has disgraced the United States and all its allies, and China's achievements in fighting the epidemic have dwarfed the West.
In addition, the Chinese government has insisted on strict epidemic prevention. Not only has it performed much better than the United States and its allies in controlling morbidity and mortality, but China has also done significantly better in reducing unemployment during the epidemic.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, China's employment situation is generally balanced in 2021, with more than 12.69 million new jobs in urban areas, an increase of 830,000 over the previous year. The national average urban survey unemployment rate for the whole year is 5.1%, a decrease of 0.5 over the previous year. percentage point.
The strategic deployment of promoting common prosperity has been solidly advanced. The income of residents has increased steadily. The per capita disposable income is 35,128 yuan, an actual increase of 8.1%.
The account of strict epidemic prevention is actually not too difficult to calculate.
But some Western countries still do not understand: why is China so determined?
"It now seems that despite the vaccine, the fatality rate in the world is still around 2%." Zhong Nanshan said in an interview, "We cannot tolerate such a high case fatality rate, so we adopt a 'zero transmission' policy."
In one sentence, it shows the reason why China is so resolute - people come first, life comes first, the lives and health of the people are the most important, and China cannot tolerate the raging epidemic.
"The liberal measures adopted by some countries in anti-epidemic and anti-epidemic policies are actually not wise choices made after careful consideration. Often, when the problems have been piling up, they are trying to stop losses as much as possible, or transfer people. The way of sight is even a way of breaking the pot." Su Xiaohui, deputy director of the American Institute of the China Institute of International Studies, pointed out in an interview with the media.
"Our institutional advantages ensure that 'dynamic clearing' can be implemented and effective. The Party Central Committee puts people's lives and health first, which is an important starting point for implementing the dynamic clearing policy." Jiang Qingwu, a professor at the School of Public Health, Fudan University He told reporters that life is paramount, the whole country is of one mind, sacrifice one's life, respect science, and share a common destiny. The anti-epidemic spirit summarizes our attitude and determination to fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
The strong mobilization and organizational capabilities of the Chinese system, the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee, each level of responsibility, and the concerted efforts of all walks of life to prevent and control the epidemic together are difficult for many countries to achieve and imitate.
People's Account: To achieve the maximum prevention and control effect with the minimum social cost, while building the anti-epidemic defense line, it also injects confidence and confidence into the holding of a safe Winter Olympics
How to block the infection path as quickly as possible and minimize the social impact is a difficult problem in the fight against the epidemic.
As a large country with a population of more than 1.4 billion, China has achieved maximum prevention and control results with minimum social costs, avoided the run on medical resources caused by the epidemic, and minimized the impact of the epidemic on social order.
In a study published in the "Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Weekly Report (English)" in November 2021, the Peking University team evaluated the August 2021 outbreak data in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Israel and concluded that if China adopts Similar strategies to these countries, abandoning measures such as entry quarantine, may lead to hundreds of thousands of new diagnoses and more than 10,000 new severe cases every day, which will "have a devastating impact on the medical system and cause a huge disaster in the country."
"Dynamic clearing" is not an isolated policy, but a complex operating system that tests the governance capacity of social modernization.
On the one hand, we have made scientific and precise efforts, adjusted measures to local conditions, classified guidance, and implemented policies in different regions, accurately delineated the scope of the control area to the smallest unit, and updated domestic travel guidelines in a timely manner. To prevent simplification, "one size fits all", and "layers of overweight", and minimize the impact on the production and life of the masses; on the other hand, China's social culture and the high degree of altruism of the Chinese people are also critical.
Whether it is normalized epidemic prevention and control, or prevention and control measures after a local clustered epidemic occurs, the people of all regions are highly cooperative and supportive.
While building a strong line of defense against the epidemic, the "dynamic reset" also injected confidence and confidence into the holding of a safe and secure Winter Olympics.
"If there is only one country (region) that can host the Winter Olympics (in the current situation), it must be China, and we should be glad that the Winter Olympics are held here." Dutch speed skater Kroll said, "Here I feel safe and secure."
Kroll expressed the feelings of many people. "Safety" and "Reassurance" are the most frequently mentioned words by athletes when talking about the epidemic prevention situation of the Winter Olympics.
Christopher Dolby, executive director of the Olympics Department of the International Olympic Committee, which recently entered a closed loop, said that China's implementation of a "dynamic clearing" policy on the new crown virus has created very good conditions for the safe holding of the Winter Olympics.
International Accounts: "Dynamic Clearing" benefits the world and makes positive contributions to stabilizing the global industrial chain and supply chain, ensuring international supply, and stabilizing global inflation
"Not long ago, China provided us with vaccines in a timely manner, saving the precious lives of thousands of people." Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun Erden, who came to China to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, conveyed to the Chinese people the message of Mongolia in an interview. The heartfelt thanks of the people of the country.
Efforts to bridge the world's "immunity gap", "China's vaccine will become a global public good" promises loud and clear.
China has carried out all-round anti-epidemic cooperation with the international community, provided a large number of anti-epidemic materials to other countries, and dispatched medical expert teams.
In order to promote the availability of vaccines in developing countries, China was the first to pledge to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good. So far, it has provided more than 2 billion doses of vaccines to more than 120 countries and international organizations, becoming the country that provides the most vaccines to the outside world.
China's contribution to the global fight against the epidemic is not limited to this.
China took the lead in controlling the epidemic, resuming work and production, exporting products needed for production and living in various countries, effectively filling the global supply and demand gap, and making positive contributions to stabilizing the global industrial chain and supply chain, ensuring international supply, and curbing global inflation.
The US Bloomberg website published an article titled "Why the World Needs China's Zero Policy" on February 9.
The article mentioned: If consumers and businesses want to continue to buy goods made in China without having to endure supply shortages and further price increases, they should hope that China will continue to implement the "dynamic zero" policy.
The longer China sticks to this policy, the greater the benefit to the rest of the world.
The article pointed out that if China had not adopted a "dynamic clearing" policy, the impact on the global supply chain would have been more severe than at any time since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Even if the shock to supply chains is temporary, widespread commodity shortages could push up already-high inflation, dragging down a global economic recovery that looks more fragile than it was before the Omicron strain.
"As proved in the past two years, temporary prevention and control restrictions do not mean that manufacturers and exporters have stopped work, nor does it mean that goods cannot be shipped." There are solid facts behind the view: in 2021, my country's goods trade The total value of exports reached 21.73 trillion yuan, an increase of 21.2%; on the basis of the contrarian growth in 2020, China's actual use of foreign capital in 2021 will increase by 14.9% over the previous year, and the scale of foreign investment has reached a record high; The level remains within a reasonable range, becoming an important "stabilizer" for global prices...
By coordinating epidemic prevention and control with economic and social development, China not only guarantees its own economic development, but also injects more growth momentum into the world economy to get out of the haze of the epidemic and achieve steady recovery.
In response to the dazzling export data, analysts pointed out that on the one hand, the demand side of some developed economies has grown significantly, and on the other hand, some export-oriented countries are suffering from insufficient vaccination rates and cannot fully resume work and production.
In contrast, this reflects the correctness of China's epidemic prevention and control and its effective support for the economy.
Adhere to the general strategy of "foreign defense against imports and internal defense against rebound", and adhere to the epidemic prevention goal of "dynamic clearing" - this is an inevitable choice based on national conditions, and it is also the best solution for the world.
"When evaluating (epidemic prevention strategies), we must make a comprehensive evaluation, and we cannot consider one place, because the virus has always been globalized." Liang Wannian said that the measures the country is taking now are from a broader perspective and overall situation. Look at prevention and control.
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