Commentary | ShenZhongRuShi pays special attention to the epidemic prevention and control

A citizen receives nucleic acid samples at a test site in Shibei district of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong Province, March 13, 2019.Affected by the epidemic, Shanghai residents travel less, the demand to buy fresh supplies through online channels increased, local fresh food retailers are fully engaged in the guarantee of citizens’ food basket.(Photo: People’s Vision) Recently, China has witnessed frequent outbreaks of COVID-19, and the prevention and control situation is complex and severe, drawing wide attention from all sectors of society.In particular, the speed and trend of the spread of this round of local clusters cannot be neglected.Under the pressure of epidemic prevention, some regions in Jilin, Shanghai, Shandong and other provinces have stepped up measures to reduce the flow of people and speed up nucleic acid testing for all staff to get a clear picture of the epidemic as soon as possible.A recent teleconference of the Joint Prevention and control mechanism of The State Council made it clear that all epidemic prevention and control measures should be strictly implemented and the bottom line of preventing a large-scale rebound of the epidemic should be firmly held.A review of the epidemic prevention experience in many places in China shows that despite the increased infectivity of the novel coronavirus, the general strategy of “preventing the importation of the virus from abroad and preventing its rebound at home” and the general policy of “dynamic elimination of zero” have not wavered or relaxed.The effective ways to detect and block the spread of the epidemic are to implement measures such as simultaneous prevention, comprehensive surveillance, “four early detection, early reporting, early isolation and early treatment” and cutting off the chain.In the face of the new round of COVID-19, it is imperative to adhere to the concept of “putting people and life first”, make epidemic prevention and control a major political task, and resolutely overcome paralysis and war-weariness.For those cases where there is no epidemic, it is necessary to strictly implement all prevention and control measures and thoroughly check for leaks and fill gaps.The response to the outbreak should be “fast”, and the key “window period” should be grasped at the early stage of the response to the cluster of cases. We should adopt a firm attitude and take decisive measures to quickly cut off the transmission route and chain, and implement all epidemic prevention measures with precision.Epidemic prevention and control practices show that the more scientific and technological means and methods there are, the richer and more targeted epidemic prevention and control plans will be.In view of the transmission characteristics of The Omicron strain, the Comprehensive Team of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of The State Council issued the Novel Coronavirus Antigen Test Application Protocol (Trial) to promote the “antigen screening and nucleic acid diagnosis” monitoring mode, and the public can purchase tests by themselves.This has changed the “single channel” of nucleic acid testing and further optimized the novel Coronavirus detection strategy, which is conducive to early detection and enhanced the sensitivity of monitoring and warning, and further contributes to China’s fight against COVID-19.In the fight against Omicron, the valuable experience gained from China’s successful suppression of sporadic outbreaks has stood the test and is still applicable.Monitoring and early warning should be carried out among key groups, places and units, and every sporadic or clustered epidemic should be promptly dealt with, so as to prevent and control the epidemic with caution.Source: China Discipline inspection and Supervision report production: Zhongshan District Discipline inspection commission District Supervision Committee Propaganda classroom tel: 0858-8693120 Final: Yan Yan editor: Yu Shaokang editor: Zou Rongqiao

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