(Observation of the Two Sessions) Why do you insist, whether to adjust, and how do you view China's "dynamic clearing" strategy?

  China News Agency, Beijing, March 7th, question: Why insist, whether to adjust, how to view China's "dynamic clearing" strategy?

  China News Agency reporter Li Chunwang Shibo

  The new crown pneumonia epidemic is still raging around the world.

At this time, China can effectively control the domestic epidemic, prevent overseas imports, and take the lead in restoring economic growth and production and living order, thanks to "dynamic clearing", the "magic weapon" of epidemic prevention and control.

At a time when many countries are loosening restrictions on epidemic prevention and control, should China's epidemic prevention strategy also need to be adjusted?

  "It's not because of foreign adjustments, we have to make adjustments." Dong Xiaoping, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chief expert in virology of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, pointed out that formulating and adjusting a country's epidemic prevention and control strategy must be based on the prevention and control measures, domestic epidemic situation , Comprehensive research and judgment of international epidemic situation.

"If we are at the peak of the international epidemic when we adjust, the risks after the adjustment will be very large."

Data map: Medical staff conduct nucleic acid tests for citizens.

Photo by Liu Wenhua

  Dong Xiaoping believes that some countries are currently adjusting their epidemic prevention and control strategies for multiple and complex reasons, including cultural understanding, political system, industrial and economic development level, individual and collective values, and the public's trust in their own government.

"We should first observe what happens to the fatality rate and hospitalization rate of critically ill patients after these countries are liberalized."

  Fully assess the affordability of the medical and health system, avoid the run on medical resources caused by large-scale epidemics, and ensure the daily medical needs of the people.

This is not only a necessary premise and an important basis for adjusting the epidemic prevention and control strategy, but also the practical significance of China's implementation of the "dynamic clearing" policy.

  China has a huge population base, and the surge in confirmed cases may have a certain impact on the medical system, material reserves and even social order.

Some observers pointed out that if there is a large-scale infection like Germany and France, China may report as many as 12 million to 15 million people infected with the new coronavirus every week, which will bring unbearable pressure to the medical system.

  On the basis of adhering to the general strategy of "preventing import from outside and preventing rebound from within" and conscientiously summarizing experience and lessons, China has proposed a "dynamic clearing" prevention and control policy, which mainly includes three aspects: timely and proactive detection of the source of infection, rapid public Health and social interventions to cut off transmission routes and effectively treat patients.

  It should be pointed out that "dynamic clearing" is not the pursuit of absolute "zero infection".

At a press conference on March 4, Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the Fifth Session of the 13th National People's Congress, said that the goal of "dynamic clearing" is to achieve maximum results with minimum costs through fast and accurate whole-chain prevention and control measures.

Data map: Medical staff vaccinate students against the new crown.

Photo by Yang Huafeng

  Thanks to comprehensive prevention and control measures such as epidemiological tracking, nucleic acid testing, regional control, and vaccination, China has been able to achieve "one case is found, one case is controlled, and one outbreak occurs and one is extinguished."

Zhang Yesui also pointed out that any prevention and control measures will have some costs, but compared with protecting people's lives and health, these costs are worth it.

  To quickly contain the spread of the epidemic and minimize the occurrence of infection, severe illness and death, "dynamic clearing" is undoubtedly a powerful measure to practice "people first, life first".

Another important significance of this anti-epidemic "magic weapon" is to coordinate epidemic prevention and control and economic development to minimize the impact of the epidemic on social and economic development.

  Whether it is the year-on-year growth of 8.1% in GDP in 2021, or the safe and smooth holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics, it can all show that the "dynamic reset" strategy is in line with China's actual situation, taking into account the epidemic prevention and control work and economic and social development. The effect is outstanding.

From the perspective of epidemic data and economic data, China is one of the countries with the most successful epidemic prevention work in the world.

  From winning the "blocking war" of epidemic prevention and control, to normalizing epidemic prevention and control, to adhering to the "dynamic clearing" policy, China's epidemic prevention strategy has also been carried out in an appropriate, orderly, positive and stable manner in accordance with the objective reality and social conditions and public opinion. Adjustment.

As for how it will change in the future, it depends on many factors such as the global epidemic trend, virus mutation, disease severity, and vaccination coverage.

  "We don't need to give up the current strategy in a hurry, but to see its effect." Wu Hao, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and dean of the School of General Medicine and Continuing Education at Capital Medical University, also believes that the current adjustment of epidemic prevention and control strategies in many countries has It provides an opportunity for the international community to observe.

To adjust the epidemic prevention strategy, we must follow scientific and dynamic research and judgment, maintain a high degree of attention to the trend of the epidemic, and absorb all the experience and technologies that are conducive to fighting the epidemic, and ultimately use it for our own use.