Original title: Reference Quick Review | New crown pneumonia is raging around the world, does the Chinese owe the world an apology?
Reference News Network reported on March 6 (text / Chen Xiangyang) New crown pneumonia has spread to all continents except Antarctica, and the momentum continues.
The World Health Organization announced that as of 17:00 Beijing time on the 5th, the number of new coronary pneumonia cases outside China reached 14,768, an increase of 2098 cases compared with the previous day.
Since February 26, the daily number of new cases of new coronary pneumonia outside China has always exceeded that in China.
Against this background, some overseas media and individuals have continued to “spatter dirty water” on China in regionally stigmatized languages, and even made so-called “China apologizes to the world”.
The host of Fox News in the United States said in a recent broadcast that the Chinese should “formally apologize” for the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
The author believes that the above argument is unreasonable:
First, it is inconclusive whether the new crown pneumonia epidemic originated in China. In the beginning, experts generally believed that the outbreak originated in Wuhan South China Seafood Wholesale Market. However, with the deepening of research, some experts began to put forward different conclusions that the new crown virus of the South China Seafood Wholesale Market was also introduced from other places.
Academician Zhong Nanshan also made it clear recently that the epidemic first appeared in China, but not necessarily in China.
Since the truth is far from clear, we should pay more attention to how to deal with the containment of the virus, rather than rushing to make China backfire.
Second, China is the biggest victim of new coronary pneumonia. Illness is the common enemy of mankind, not the fault of which person or country. In recent years, many highly contagious diseases have appeared, including SARS, Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, H1N1, etc. Should all the countries concerned come out and apologize?
As Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian said: “The H1N1 flu that broke out in the United States in 2009 spread to 214 countries and regions, which killed at least 18,449 people that year. Who asked the United States to apologize?”
Since China is the biggest victim Even individual foreigners have no more reason to ask China to betray them.
Third, the Chinese people have made tremendous sacrifices and contributions to stop the epidemic from spreading globally. The Chinese government has adopted the most comprehensive and rigorous prevention and control measures in a highly responsible manner towards the people’s health. Many measures have far exceeded the requirements of the International Health Regulations, and the epidemic situation has been quickly and effectively controlled.
WHO Director-General Tan Desai said that because China’s active efforts to control the epidemic from the source, it has the opportunity to prevent a wider global crisis and has gained time for the global response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
Tan Desai also said: “The speed and scale of China’s actions are large and rare in the world … This is the advantage of the Chinese system and the relevant experience is worth learning from other countries.”
China’s contribution to the global epidemic prevention and control is obvious to all.
On the issue of new crown pneumonia, China does not dump the pot, but it does not carry it.
“China’s Apology” can rest!