Omicron detected for the first time in mainland China, quarantine policy against humanity

According to official statistics, China has accumulated more than 2.6 billion doses of the new coronavirus vaccine, and several virus experts have recently urged the public to get a third booster shot to protect against the mutated strain. However, as of December 12, there were 101 new confirmed cases in China, and many places have launched sniper campaigns and emergency city closures. However, these all-round containment measures have not been able to stop the first case of Omicron. (Editor’s note: The above figures reported by the Chinese Communist Party are not credible, and the figures will be at least ten times smaller if the Communist Party reports bad news.)

The Tianjin Epidemic Prevention and Control Command disclosed on the 13th that a mutated strain of the new coronavirus “Omicron” had been detected among the arrivals, the first time it was detected in mainland China. The infected person has been sent to a designated hospital for isolation and treatment.

Chinese virologist Zhang Wenhong said the day before in the Greater Bay Area Science Forum Life Sciences sub-forum speech, has lost the opportunity to completely remove the virus early, Omicron may have multiple transmission scenarios in the future, “the most serious situation may be the strong transmission of the virus, the stronger virulence, vaccine booster shots are also ineffective. This would then require new strategies for vaccines and tightening of prevention and control strategies.”

Omicron wave hits, experts endorse vaccine in high profile

Zhang Wenhong also compared the outbreak control models of various countries at the conference. For example, the British model implements universal immunization; the Israeli model has reached a full vaccination rate of 80% and the current third booster vaccination is close to the 50% level.

“This model echoes well with China’s dynamic zero model, which does not take an extreme route and is a recent response strategy in line with the actual situation of the respective countries.” Zhang Wenhong said this about the Singapore model of “full vaccination + dynamic openness”.

He believes that the current level of antibodies after two doses of vaccination is not enough to fully achieve the immune barrier. Omicron is very difficult to deal with, with a very large number of mutated sites, and although there is no genetic reassignment, the impact of a very large number of drifting sites may go beyond general antigenic drift, with more serious mutational consequences.

Gao Fu, director of the CDC, said in a video link that China should be the only country in the world that can dynamically clear the vaccine, and that although the vaccine protection rate will gradually diminish over time, it can still provide a fundamental immunization role in preventing infection, morbidity and transmission, especially in reducing the rate of severe illness and mortality, “so I continue to call on everyone to ‘Miao Miao Miao’.”

“Omicron is spreading relatively quickly, but the mortality figures for South Africa are not very high.” For her part, Yang Jinxia, a professor of biology at Manhattanville College in New York State, told the station that the quality and safety of the Chinese vaccine raises concerns, “According to U.S. data, if you get a third shot, there will be one more protection than the second shot antibody-wise. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has very strict control. I don’t even know if there is any public safety data on the mainland. In the short term China may have the epidemic under control, but there can’t be continuity (in clearing), you can’t never get in or out, it’s unsustainable.”

Chinese residents rage against Zhong Nanshan

“Assuming 70% vaccine protection, we need to vaccinate at least 83% of the population.” Zhong Nanshan, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, called at the conference for enhanced vaccination of those over 65 and even over 80 years old, which would restore full normality if the death rate were reduced to 0.1 percent and the transmission coefficient 1:1 or even lower.

“After two doses of inactivated virus vaccine, a third dose of heterologous vaccine such as mRNA, subunit protein, and adenovirus vector may be more effective, but further observation of the protection rate in the real world is needed to confirm it.”

Jiangxi citizen Jim Quanxi said in this regard, he still dare not vaccinate domestic vaccines, if not import the U.S. vaccine, the chances of reopening the country are slim, “China is mainly inactivated vaccine, not not a little bit with, but the effect is very low, the mortality rate can not be reduced to 0.1%, what other subunit protein vaccine no way to compare with the U.S. vaccine. Interest groups are now carrying the goods, and they greatly benefit after the vaccine is sold. Zhong Nanshan from the beginning of the epidemic, talk are not reliable, talk just two weeks to hit the face.”

Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai associated with the epidemic, Zhejiang accumulated more than half a million people in isolation control

The recent epidemic in China has shown more chains of transmission, local distribution and small-scale aggregation characteristics coexist. Three areas in Zhejiang Province have reported a total of 192 confirmed cases since the 5th, and the province has included a total of 540,430 people in isolation control, including 52,824 people in centralized isolation.

Many places in Jiangsu and Zhejiang implement blockade, 17 A-share companies emergency temporary shutdown. Shaoxing Shangyu 11 began to implement a region-wide traffic closure and full nucleic acid testing. Yixing, Jiangsu Province, found only one case of asymptomatic infection and issued 11 emergency anti-epidemic measures and called off all public transportation in the city.

“There is one infection, a district strictly controlled up, nucleic acid testing are three times. (The government) sealed off the people’s hospital, sealed off the school, sealed off the gymnasium. The gymnasium was converted into a room pod hospital, and hundreds of rooms were built, but they didn’t come in handy. I had a friend in his sixties who had a tumor in his brain, a swollen cell, and died the next day because he did not go to the hospital because of the epidemic, which was very painful. The Chinese Communist authorities regard zero as the first priority, and everything serves this purpose, while all the others give in and do not need to be considered. Only China and North Korea have this kind of courage.” In November, Zhan Quanxi’s district of Jiujiang, Jiangxi, experienced a similar closure of the city, which triggered a number of secondary disasters.

China’s isolation policy criticized as “anti-human”

On December 10, Liu Xiaodan, a clinician at Manzhouli People’s Hospital, was investigated by the Public Security Bureau and expelled from the Party after she lied about her address and itinerary to protect her mother and son from isolation.

In addition, Yaqiong Xu, an associate professor at American University, died in China on Oct. 30 after a tragic illness. Some netizens disclosed that Yaqiong Xu, who was suffering from rectal cancer, had to be quarantined for treatment after returning to China, and her condition deteriorated further due to poor conditions during quarantine and failure to seek medical treatment in a timely manner.

Before her death, she taught at Vanderbilt University, where she majored in electrical engineering and physics, especially in the fields of nanoelectronics and nanofabrication, and was the recipient of the NSF Career Award in 2011.

The wall posting and memorial video about Yajiong Xu were quickly removed. Our correspondent contacted Vanderbilt University to confirm the details of Yajiong Xu’s death, but the other side said they were not at liberty to disclose the details.

The new coronavirus pandemic has now killed 5.3 million people worldwide. The book “Virus: The Origin of New Coronavirus”, co-authored by Asian American scientist Alina Chan and British science writer Matt Ridley, was recently released in the United States. At an event at the Hudson Institute on Monday, Alina Chan stressed that the Wuhan laboratory leak theory must be truly investigated, or the next pandemic may not take another century to break out in two years.