Omicron has a high proportion of mild symptoms and asymptomatic patients, can he “lie down”? The National Health and Medical Commission responded

Recently, the current round of local epidemic Omicron has spread rapidly. Among the infected, the proportion of mild and asymptomatic patients is relatively high. Can my country’s epidemic prevention policy choose to “lie down”?

On April 29, Liang Wannian, head of the expert group of the National Health Commission’s Epidemic Response and Disposal Leading Group, responded at a press conference of the State Council Information Office. Strategies and measures are first determined based on his prevention and control philosophy. China’s prevention and control philosophy has always been to adhere to the people first and life first, that is to say, the concept of people-centered and health-centered epidemic prevention and control. Under this big concept, we adhere to the general policy of dynamic clearing, and at the same time, as the epidemic situation changes, we are constantly optimizing and improving various prevention and control measures. It can be said that through our efforts, we have effectively protected the people from the harm of diseases caused by natural infection such as so-called herd immunity and natural immunity. The normal production, life and economic development of the vast area.

Internationally, some countries have chosen the so-called “lying flat”, which is the coexistence of two immune conditions. First, through natural immunity, that is, herd immunity, let him be naturally infected, and a relatively large number of people have been infected with the new crown virus. On the other hand, they also get active immunity through active vaccination. Our country mainly increases the resistance and establishes the immune barrier through active vaccine immunization. At present, my country has vaccinated more than 3.3 billion doses of the new crown vaccine, and 90% of the population has been vaccinated, but it is still unbalanced, especially in different regions of different ages, and there is still the problem of unbalanced vaccination rates. If we add more We should do our best, especially to increase the vaccination rate of vulnerable groups such as the elderly and children, and to achieve a controllable active immune barrier. Compared with uncontrollable passive immunity, we believe that active immunity is better.

my country is a country with a large population, with unbalanced regional development, insufficient medical resources, and unbalanced allocation of resources. As I said just now, the overall vaccination rate of “one old and one young” is not high enough. In the face of the repeated impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, if the so-called “lie down” strategy of coexisting with the virus is adopted, medical and health resources will face There is a serious risk of running, and the health of a large number of patients with underlying diseases, the elderly, children, pregnant women and other groups will be threatened. At the same time, it will also have a serious impact on economic and social development. In this case, we must adhere to the general policy of “dynamic clearing” and insist on our strategies and measures. Of course, it is also necessary to continuously optimize and improve prevention and control measures, which is also a time window. If we step up vaccination and speed up the research and development of drugs, vaccines, etc., I think we may be able to seize this opportunity. When we have some relevant conditions, such as a high vaccination coverage rate, especially for the elderly and other vulnerable groups, the vaccination coverage rate is further improved, and medical resources, isolation beds, effective drugs, material supply, emergency mechanisms, etc. have been prepared in various places. At the same time, effective drugs can be widely used, the virus does not show worse and new mutations, but is milder, and the risk of death is within the range we can bear. With these relevant preparations, we will surely be able to defeat the new crown pneumonia epidemic. (Lu Yang)