(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) How do you view the "dynamic clearing" strategy, which is China's "magic weapon" for fighting the epidemic?

  China News Agency, Beijing, February 17th: What do you think of the "dynamic clearing" strategy, the "magic weapon" of China's anti-epidemic?

  China News Agency reporter Li Chun

  Up to now, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still at a high level in the world, with more than 410 million confirmed cases and more than 5.8 million deaths.

People are also generally concerned about the situation of epidemic prevention and control in mainland China. Although there are local clusters of epidemics, the overall situation is stable and controllable.

  At the time of the global spread of the epidemic, China can effectively control the development momentum of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, restore normal production and living order, and achieve economic and social recovery and sustainable development. One of the key "magic weapons" is the "dynamic clearing" strategy.

  What is "dynamic clearing"?

This strategy is committed to reducing the occurrence of epidemics as much as possible under the premise of following the general prevention and control strategy of "preventing imports from abroad and preventing rebounds from within". Cut off the chain of transmission of the epidemic, so that each epidemic can be terminated in time, and the "zero" of infected people can be achieved.

  At the previous press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, Liang Wannian, the expert group leader of the National Health Commission's New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Response Leading Group, pointed out that "dynamic clearing" is a kind of prevention and control that achieves the greatest results at the least cost. Target.

"It is a summary of China's experience in prevention and control, and it is also the best choice for current epidemic prevention and control."

  Taking the recent local epidemic in Baise City, Guangxi as an example, from February 5 to 8, the current round of the epidemic in Baise was in a stage of rapid increase.

After the 9th, the epidemic situation fluctuated and declined.

Since the 13th, the daily new local cases have been in single digits.

  In less than 14 days, the community transmission chain of the epidemic in Baise City was basically blocked, the social aspect was basically cleared, and the epidemic prevention and control entered the stage of tackling and clearing.

The epidemic was brought under control in a short period of time, reflecting the effectiveness of the "dynamic clearing" strategy.

Behind this is that comprehensive epidemic prevention and control measures such as global nucleic acid testing and regional and hierarchical management and control have been strictly implemented in a timely manner.

  The practical significance of China's adherence to this strategy is first and foremost due to the consideration of the supremacy of the people and the supremacy of life.

The goal of "dynamic clearing" is not to blindly pursue "zero infection", but to cut off the chain of epidemic transmission as soon as possible to minimize the occurrence of infection, severe illness and death.

This is undoubtedly a powerful move to safeguard people's lives and health.

  The second level of significance is to avoid the run on medical resources caused by the large-scale epidemic and better meet the daily medical needs of the people.

  China has a huge population base, and the surge of confirmed cases in a short period of time will lead to a series of problems such as lack of medical resources, shortage of epidemic prevention materials, and high workload of medical personnel for a certain period of time.

According to foreign media reports, some foreign experts pointed out that if China also has a large population infection like Germany and France, then China may have 12 million to 15 million people infected with the new crown virus every week, which is a huge amount that the medical system cannot bear. pressure.

  The third level of significance is to minimize the area affected by the epidemic and reduce the impact of the epidemic on social and economic development.

China took the lead in becoming the world's major economy to achieve positive economic growth, with a year-on-year GDP growth of 8.1% in 2021, which shows the important role played by the "dynamic zero" strategy in taking into account both epidemic prevention and control and social and economic development.

  Liang Wannian also said that the new crown pneumonia epidemic will have a certain impact on the economic and social development of various countries.

When analyzing economic impacts or prevention and control costs, we should first distinguish which impacts are caused by the epidemic, which are changes in economic development itself, and which are caused by epidemic prevention and control strategies.

The three aspects should be treated separately, and the impact on economic development cannot be blamed on epidemic prevention strategies and measures.

  On the other hand, it is worth noting that even under strict precautions, there will still be local epidemics caused by overseas imports in some areas.

For more than two years after "fighting" with the new crown pneumonia epidemic, human beings have realized the cunning of the new crown virus's hidden spread, and the constantly emerging mutant strains such as Omikron are also challenging people's war and epidemic defense line again and again.

  In this context, many European countries have recently announced the liberalization or lifting of epidemic control measures, which has heated up the debate between "coexisting with the epidemic" and "dynamic clearing".

In fact, previous epidemic prevention and control practices in many countries have proved that premature "unblocking" will lead to a rebound of the epidemic, increase severe cases and deaths, and lose the hard-won results of epidemic prevention in the early stage.

  At present, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still in a global pandemic situation. China adheres to the epidemic prevention strategies and specific measures such as "dynamic clearing", "external defense import, internal defense rebound", and "human, material and environmental protection", which have been proved to be effective. lift.

  As for whether China will always adhere to the current prevention and control strategy, Liang Wannian believes that it depends on various factors such as the global epidemic trend, virus mutation, changes in disease severity, and vaccination coverage.

The COVID-19 epidemic is a dynamic development process, and prevention and control strategies and measures are also constantly evolving.

China will also pay close attention to the global epidemic trend, study and judge the risks of the epidemic, and adjust prevention and control strategies and measures in a timely manner.