At 22:13 on January 1, 2021, Zhang Wenhong, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, released a Weibo to talk about the first case of mutant virus infection found in Shanghai. The following is the full text:
Everyone is paying attention to the introduction of the new coronavirus variant virus strain into China, triggering a new epidemic.
China CDC has systematic surveillance of all virus strains. Shanghai CDC detected the first VOC strain, immediately declared it to China CDC, and released it globally in China CDC Weekly, the official magazine of China CDC.
This is a routine action and proves that China currently has very strong monitoring capabilities for mutant virus strains. It also includes the cultivation of these virus strains, their neutralization with the current antiviral serum, and the binding ability of vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies. These are all under monitoring.
This case is actually nothing special, and it is no different from any other patient infected with the new coronavirus pneumonia. In order to dispel everyone’s doubts. I went to look through the patient’s medical record, because there was nothing special, so I didn’t pay attention at all. The symptoms of this case are very mild, so mild that I don’t need my attention. The patient has now turned negative in nucleic acid and has left the isolation ward.
Therefore, there will not be any clinical specificity for the mutant virus. Regarding the transmission power may increase slightly, but the current isolation measures and quarantine methods are very effective. The evasion effect of the vaccine has not been discovered so far, and there is a high probability that it will not.
After the vaccine is launched, it is hoped that the epidemic can be controlled as soon as possible to reduce the chance of the virus evading vaccine protection through mutation during the epidemic.
UI. China can achieve fast and accurate stability.
I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Festival. Remind again, family affection cannot be lacked, and protective actions are indispensable.