The title of my speech is: cooperation is the only option to defeat the epidemic.Currently, the covid-19 epidemic is raging around the world, causing serious harm to the safety and health of people around the world. More than 200 countries are engaged in this war without the smoke of war.The development of the epidemic has touched everyone’s heartstrings. Like everyone else, I have experienced many ups and downs.
The severity of the covid-19 outbreak is unprecedented
The novel coronavirus that caused this outbreak is the most crafty virus I have ever seen.Ebola has a very high fatality rate but very low transmission;Influenza viruses are highly transmissible but have a low fatality rate.The covid-19 virus is far more infectious than influenza. It is more likely to spread in a crowded environment, and its fatality rate is 10 times higher than that of 2009 H1N1 flu. The characteristics of the virus itself, such as long incubation period and asymptomatic infection, make it difficult for conventional prevention and control strategies to be effective.At present, people’s understanding of the mechanism of novel coronavirus is not thorough enough, and the research and development of drugs and vaccines is still going on. It will take some time to overcome the epidemic with scientific and technological means.Any lucky wait-and-see mentality, any downplay of the epidemic and negative response, will face irreversible catastrophic consequences.
Of course, we should also see that the epidemic has exposed shortcomings and deficiencies in China’s public health disease control system and emergency management system.For example, the research on emerging infectious diseases needs to be strengthened, the early warning mechanism of major outbreaks needs to be improved, and the intervention of social and psychological problems needs to be strengthened in the face of major disasters.
China’s experience in fighting the epidemic is invaluable
We have all witnessed the tremendous efforts made by the Chinese government and people to combat the epidemic.Especially xi general secretary in the middle of the day chaired a meeting of the politburo standing committee meeting to study the deployment, emphasize the people’s life safety and body health in the first place, and across the country implemented the most comprehensive, the most stringent, the most radical prevention and control measures, be stipulated, free treatment, don’t abandon don’t give up each patient.The decisive measures taken by China have stopped the spread of covid-19 and saved the lives of tens of thousands of people. They have won the support of the Chinese people and the endorsement of the world health organization and the international community.It also showed me the vivid practice of the CPC’s thought of people-centered development, and helped me understand why the Chinese government has such unparalleled social mobilization power.
History and reality show that when a major global public health crisis hits, even the most advanced health care systems can be overwhelmed.China’s successful practices have added confidence and wisdom to the global fight against covid-19. We believe that China will also provide the world with valuable experience in improving the public health and epidemic prevention system after the epidemic.
Third, cooperation is the only way to overcome the epidemic
The covid-19 outbreak has given us a deeper understanding of the vision of a community with a Shared future for mankind.Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the who has kept the epidemic informed and issued early warnings in a timely manner to promote international cooperation.China is highly responsible for global public health security. Adhering to the principle of openness and transparency, China has released timely epidemic information and actively Shared research results such as the genetic sequence of the virus.At this critical juncture when the Chinese people are making all-out efforts to combat the epidemic, the international community has rendered valuable support and more than 70 countries and international organizations have provided assistance in various forms.When the epidemic spread around the world, China provided timely assistance to the affected countries.So far, more than 20 medical teams have been dispatched to provide urgently needed supplies to more than 150 countries and international organizations, share epidemic prevention and control and diagnosis and treatment plans with 180 countries and more than 10 international and regional organizations, and share experience in fighting the epidemic with the rest of the world without reservation.The cooperation between countries around the world shows that the vision of a community with a Shared future for mankind has strong vitality.
Viruses are enemies of mankind.Turn over the history of human civilization, we will find that the virus and human beings are closely associated.In the 21st century alone, humans have suffered from SARS in 2003, H1N1 in 2009, MERS in 2012, ebola in 2014 and zika in 2016.It is a reminder time and again that the destiny of mankind is Shared and that we must reject discrimination and prejudice and unite unconditionally.The global epidemic is not over yet. The international community should continue to uphold the vision of a community with a Shared future for mankind and, under the guidance and coordination of the who, strengthen cooperation to jointly overcome the current crisis and build a community for human health.