According to the news from the “website of the Ministry of foreign affairs”, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 31, a reporter from the people’s daily asked: Recently, more than 10 international experts of the China who joint expert group jointly published an article in the journal Nature, suggesting that the priorities for traceability research in the next stage include finding early cases in all areas with the earliest evidence of virus transmission inside and outside China Antibody investigation of unreported cases in China and abroad.
What is the foreign ministry’s comment on this? Wang Wenbin: we agree with the views of the international experts you mentioned.
China has always advocated taking scientific evidence as the guide, earnestly carrying out international cooperation in scientific traceability, and jointly carrying out the next stage of traceability research in many countries and places around the world.
In March this year, China and who experts released the COVID-19 joint research report also clearly pointed out that the source of work should be based on a global perspective, and the future tracing work will not be confined to a certain area and need to be carried out in many countries.
With the continuous research of scientists from various countries on COVID-19, many experimental studies show that the emergence of COVID-19 in many parts of the world is earlier than the previous known time.
Public information showed that COVID-19 nucleic acid was found in urine samples collected from measles patients in Italy in September 12, 2019, and the sequencing results were uploaded to public databases.
In November 2019, a Italy female skin biopsy found multiple in situ hybridization reactions in COVID-19.
The genetic material of COVID-19 was detected in the wastewater samples collected from the city of Brazil in November 27, 2019.
From December 13, 2019 to January 17, 2020, 106 of the 9 newly tested official samples of blood donation in the United States were positive.
The prevalence of neutralizing antibodies in France increased in mid December 2019; In December 2019, a throat swab sample of a hemoptysis patient in France was found to be positive for COVID-19 RNA.
In January 2020, samples of COVID-19 samples collected from Barcelona, Spain were tested for positive nucleic acid.
Novel coronavirus antibodies were detected in 9 of 24079 blood samples from 50 states in the United States from January 2 to March 18, 2020; From 2019 to March 2021, 624 white tailed deer blood samples collected from a number of states in the northeastern United States had 1 in 2019, 3 in 2020, 152 in COVID-19 in 2021, and none of the infected white tailed deer showed signs of illness.
There are many such examples, which fully shows that COVID-19 is more and more traceable.
It is necessary to attach importance to the follow-up work.
China has been continuously carrying out domestic traceability research in accordance with the recommendations of the joint research report.
China hopes that countries that have found earlier evidence can act as quickly as possible, and invite China experts to conduct scientific research in the field like China, and work together to unravel the mystery of COVID-19.
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