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China's program to control COVID-19 coronavirus in autumn and winter 2020 - September 6, 2020

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  • China's program to control COVID-19 coronavirus in autumn and winter 2020 - September 6, 2020

    Will the epidemic rebound in autumn and winter? Experts give important judgments

    020-09-06 08:06:48

     Many people worry that the new crown pneumonia epidemic will rebound in autumn and winter. In this regard, Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, made it clear a few days ago: "After more than half a year of practice, we are confident that the epidemic will be controlled and there will be no more serious scenarios like Wuhan at the beginning of the year."

      Wu Zunyou said that this must be based on two facts. One is that in January and February this year, many people returned to their hometowns when the epidemic broke out in Wuhan, and the cases spread to 30 provinces outside Hubei. However, due to prevention and control in place, no province except Hubei has the number of cases exceeding 2,000.

    Second, in April and May, imported cases occurred in some parts of Northeast China, triggering local transmission and spread; in June, a new outbreak occurred in Beijing; in July, there were outbreaks in Dalian and Urumqi, Xinjiang. . These clusters of epidemics were quickly controlled due to timely detection and effective measures. All this shows that we have the ability to catch the early epidemic in time and put it out in time.

      At present, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still showing an increasing trend. Wu Zunyou said that for my country's epidemic prevention and control, the focus is to prevent the importation of cases, which should be mainly prevented and controlled from two aspects. The first is to prevent infected persons from bringing the virus into the country and causing transmission.

    The second is to prevent the virus from being brought into the country through contaminated frozen food or outer packaging, causing spread and spread. In the absence of widespread use of vaccines, public health measures are still needed, including wearing masks, washing hands, ventilation, isolation, and reducing gatherings for prevention and control.

    In addition, to control the epidemic, we must have a sensitive monitoring system. Once an epidemic occurs, it can be captured and discovered soon. Practice has proved that as long as the epidemic can be detected the first time, the epidemic can be controlled.

      Regarding the prevention of the fall and winter epidemics, Wu Zunyou offered 3 tips. First, everyone must maintain a sense of protection. Second, we must adhere to prevention and control measures, such as frequent hand washing; wear a mask in key places, especially places with poor ventilation; and keep ventilation in places. Third, it is very important that once the public has fever, headaches, etc., they should seek medical treatment promptly without delay. This is not only conducive to timely diagnosis and treatment of individuals, and early recovery, but also conducive to the first time to carry out epidemic prevention and control.

      In response to the increased risks of respiratory infectious diseases in autumn and winter, the National Health Commission has taken a number of measures to prevent and control them. According to Wang Bin, Inspector of the Disease Control Bureau of the National Health Commission, the National Health Commission has recently issued a technical plan for environmental monitoring of the new crown pneumonia in the farmer’s bazaar, technical guidelines for the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the farmer’s bazaar, colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools and trustees. The technical plan for the prevention and control of epidemics in autumn and winter in young institutions; also issued technical guidelines for the monitoring and early warning of infectious disease symptoms in schools, scientifically and normatively guiding the prevention and control of epidemics in key places such as farmers' markets and schools, and further strengthening technical guidance; continue to work with development and reform, finance, etc. The department makes good use of various funding channels to strengthen nucleic acid testing capabilities.

      The National Health Commission will further carry out personnel training to prepare personnel, equipment, beds, materials, etc. to respond to the epidemic in autumn and winter, and improve various capabilities; focus on monitoring and early warning, strictly implement the "four early" measures to ensure timely detection , Rapid disposal, precise control, and timely treatment, and other normalized prevention and control mechanisms are operating effectively, and the building of nucleic acid detection capabilities is accelerated.

    All localities are also strengthening plan drills, material reserves and professional training to improve the level and ability of emergency response, so as to be prepared.

      "We must further extensively carry out social publicity and health education, continue to maintain public vigilance and awareness of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, and advocate hygienic habits and good lifestyles such as one-meter noodles, frequent hand washing, and use of public chopsticks." Wang Bin emphasized.
    Last edited by sharon sanders; September 6, 2020, 10:32 PM.