At present, Wuhan is testing the new coronavirus for the whole people, and comprehensively screening asymptomatic infections. On May 15, 113609 nucleic acids were detected in the city.
Academician Zhong Nanshan said he was shocked by the number of infections and deaths in the United States and said Western governments did not take the epidemic seriously. Its a mistake for some countries to compare the new coronavirus to the influenza virus. He said.
In early February, China CDC and relevant departments investigated shizhengli Laboratory of Wuhan Virus Research Institute for two weeks. They found nothing, Zhong said.
Zhong Nanshan is not optimistic about the new crown vaccines that are being developed all over the world. At present, there are several vaccines in clinical trials in China, but it may take several years to find a perfect solution, he said.
We test different vaccines over and over again, but its too early to come to a conclusion. We dont know which vaccine to use against the new coronavirus So I think it will take longer for the vaccine to be finally approved, said Zhong
At present, two enterprises in China and the United States, conchino and Moderna, lead the global vaccine research and development. Last week, Chinese biopharmaceutical company kangxinuo announced to cooperate with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct clinical research and future production of vaccines in Canada.
At a White House news conference on Friday, President trump said he was positive when asked if the United States would use a new cap vaccine if it was available in China. The U.S. health secretary also said the U.S. government plans to store hundreds of millions of vaccines under development to deal with the outbreak.
There are now 100 vaccine candidates and our goal is to have one or more vaccines in stock by the end of the year, said Alex Azar, the US Secretary of health and human services The White House aims to get 300 million doses of vaccine by the end of this year. But none of these vaccines has yet proved effective.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases, thinks it will take a long time for the vaccine to really be used by most people. In testimony to Congress last week, Mr. Fauci said vaccines, even if available next fall, are far away.
Academician Zhong Nanshan said that the vaccine is far from being timely and that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an effective way to enhance immunity. He said that he still actively participates in sports and avoids eating too much.