Chinese officials announced that as of June 19, 31 provinces and municipalities directly under the central government, the cumulative number of vaccinations against the new crown vaccine exceeded 1 billion doses, “achieving herd immunity against the new crown virus,” but the epidemic was rampant in Shenzhen and Dongguan, Guangdong, with road closures everywhere as well as closed communities and tens of thousands of people being asked to take nucleic acid tests.
China’s National Health Commission informed that as of June 19, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) reported 101,048,900 doses of vaccination against the new coronavirus. CCTV news said that means China is getting closer to building effective herd immunity. And as the pace of vaccination continues to accelerate and more people complete the vaccination, this immune barrier will become stronger and stronger.
The CCTV news did not explain the reasons for the recent resurgence of the epidemic in Guangzhou and Shenzhen and the need to lock down communities. The report said, “The situation of prevention and control remains severe, and the construction of a stronger immunization barrier becomes more necessary and urgent.”
Zhang Hai, a resident of Nanshan District in Shenzhen, where the epidemic is so serious that the surrounding areas are refusing entry to people from Shenzhen, told Radio Free Asia this Monday (21).
“Because I live in Nanshan District, I went to Dapeng Peninsula for a walk on the beach this morning, but I was stopped by people when I got over here. I said from Nanshan District, he rushed to persuade me to go back, he told me that no place can go. Because Shenzhen Baoan, Nanshan District has also found a mutant virus.”
The new case was confirmed on June 18 by two people carrying a Delta mutant strain of the virus, and on June 19, a new round of nucleic acid testing was carried out on the entire territory of Shenzhen. Luohu, Futian, Pinghu, Guanlan and other places appear to be closed buildings and neighborhoods, everywhere at the same time to start a full-scale nucleic acid testing.
Tens of thousands of residents have mandatory nucleic acid testing
Several videos uploaded by netizens show tens of thousands of residents lining up overnight in stadiums for nucleic acid testing. On the highway into Huizhou, officials set up barriers to prohibit vehicles from Shenzhen and Dongguan from entering Huizhou:.
“Comrades, you can rest at home. Look at the cars from Dongguan, the crossings to Huizhou are blocked off and not allowed to pass.”
At 2:40 a.m. Monday, in a community in Dongguan, government officials used a loudspeaker to yell at residents to “come down and do nucleic acid testing”: “Neighbors in these districts, come down and do nucleic acid testing. Now come down to do nucleic acid testing.”
Zhang Hai, a resident, said, “This shows that Shenzhen is very nervous about the mutated virus and has been doing nucleic acid tests everywhere for some time. My neighborhood is also doing (nucleic acid testing). Now the vaccine is useless, there are still people infected with the virus ah.”
Shenzhen airport terminal stores closed
The Shenzhen airport closed all stores in the terminal on Friday, and a large number of flights were cancelled. The highway into Shenzhen strictly check the people in the car; Dongguan closed management of 13 communities, the whole staff to receive nucleic acid testing.
According to the official notification, this Sunday, China has 17 new confirmed cases of novel pneumonia, 16 cases are imported from abroad and one is a local case in Guangdong, the patient is a 19-year-old student in Dongguan’s Ma Chung town. Among them, Shenzhen added 2 confirmed cases imported from abroad and 5 cases of asymptomatic infections imported from abroad.
Left: Guangdong Huizhou highway design card, prohibiting Dongguan vehicles from entering. (Video screenshot); Right: CCTV reports that more than 1 billion doses of China’s new crown vaccine have been administered. (Official poster)
Mr. Chen, an insider in Guangdong’s health and epidemic prevention circles, told the station that the Indian mutant strain is spreading locally at a rapid rate:.
“It should have spread locally already, there is a possibility of falsification of vaccination figures, which could have reached 1 billion doses, only a small number of my friends around me have received the domestic vaccine. The countries with the highest number of new confirmed patients per million people now have 9 of the top 10 vaccines made in China. Those countries have high rates of acquisition and mortality.”
Infection and death figures remain high in several countries using Chinese vaccines
The current outbreak in Brazil is reportedly so severe that the death toll has exceeded half a million. The Chinese Kexing vaccine accounts for 85 percent of the vaccine imported by the government of that country.
A study by the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong tracked antibodies in 1,000 vaccine recipients. The comparative study found that antibody responses were higher in those who received the Fubertide vaccine than in those who received the Coxin vaccine. The Fupirtide vaccine had about 95% protection compared to 50.7% for the Coxin. The study recommends that Kexing vaccinees should get a third dose.
Mr. Wu, a Guangzhou-based scholar, told the station that according to the recently announced potency of the domestic vaccine, it was about 50 percent.
“But China’s medicine, often make false data, in this epidemic, many interest groups take advantage of the government’s good and big, take the vaccine without much effectiveness to deceive people, and say the vaccine can sell money, in the market, the vaccine concept shares speculation is very strong. So the development of the epidemic in Guangdong this time has proved that vaccines don’t have much effect.”
Guangdong, the most economically developed coastal region in China, is currently experiencing an increasingly serious outbreak. Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Dongguan have imposed outbound traffic control. Even within Guangdong Province, the cities surrounding the aforementioned areas do not allow vehicles from the infected areas to enter or leave. In recent days, a large number of departing flights have been cancelled at Shenzhen airport, making it difficult to find air tickets, with a ticket from Shenzhen to Beijing costing up to nearly RMB 10,000.