For the first time, the total number of infections has fallen, but its not time to celebrate
Michael Ryan, whos head of health emergency plan, said at a briefing on the new coronavirus in Geneva on the 6th that although a slight drop in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus overnight is a welcome thing, there is nothing to celebrate..
Screenshot of the report on the United Nations website
Although todays figure is the first day China has reported a decline in the total number of confirmed cases, we are still in a fierce outbreak, so we need to be very careful to make any predictions, Ryan said.
According to statistics on the official website of the national health and Health Commission of China, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps reported 3143 newly confirmed cases (2447 cases in Hubei) from 0 to 24:00 on February 6. From 0:00 to 24:00 on February 5, 3694 newly confirmed cases (2987 in Hubei) were reported from 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps. From 0:00 to 24:00 on February 4, 3887 newly confirmed cases (3156 cases in Hubei Province) were reported by 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps.
Little is known about viruses
Tam Desai, director general of the World Health Organization, said at a press conference held on the 6th that in addition to the fact that the virus poses the greatest risk to the elderly and people with health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, there is relatively little understanding of the new virus.
Information chart: Tan Desai, director general of the World Health Organization
He said people should continue to take basic hygiene measures, especially washing their hands frequently and covering their elbows when sneezing or coughing.
We dont know the source of the epidemic, we dont know what its natural host is, and we dont have a proper understanding of its infectivity or severity, Mr. tandesay said. We need to find answers to all these questions.
So far, no vaccine, no antidote
Tan Desai also said that although the gene sequence of the virus has been mapped, there is no vaccine to prevent infection and no proper treatment.
To be frank, we are playing Taiji now. We need to make a thorough understanding of the virus so that we can attack it correctly, he said
On the other hand, who said Saturday that it would hold a global research and innovation forum to mobilize the international community to take action against the new coronavirus.
The forum will be held in Geneva from 11 to 12 February, and participants will discuss several research areas, such as the identification of virus sources and the sharing of biological samples and gene sequences. Experts from all over the world, including China, will participate in the discussion through video access and personal attendance.
Hot wire! The clinical trial of remdesivir, an antiviral drug in the whirlpool of public opinion, was launched in Wuhan. The first batch of severe pneumonia patients infected with the new coronavirus will be treated on February 6.
In the absence of a specific drug, readcivir, who conducted clinical trials in the United States, came into the public eye. Because of the time of patent application and the main body of the drug, it caused a lot of public opinion disputes. At present, some experts are optimistic about this medicine. Wang Chen, vice president of the Chinese Academy of engineering and President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, also disclosed in news 1 + 1 that: according to the early results, we have great hope for radcivir. Other drugs, including traditional Chinese medicine, we need further clinical observation to determine its therapeutic effect.