At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon (December 2), a reporter asked: Recently, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the medical system in some parts of the United States is on the verge of collapse, and the number of deaths in the United States may exceed “amazing” 300,000 by the end of this year.
Some media said that in the coming period, the global epidemic, including the United States, will face the most dangerous and darkest “cold winter”. How do you comment on this?
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said that he was very sad to see these news, especially these shocking figures. We share our sympathy and sympathy to the American people in the current predicament.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Chinese government has implemented the concept of putting the people first and life first, mobilizing all resources, scientifically preventing and controlling, and implementing accurate policies, and taking the lead in effectively curbing the epidemic.
At the same time, we have actively promoted international anti-epidemic cooperation, carried out the largest global humanitarian action in the history of New China, provided anti-epidemic assistance to more than 150 countries and international organizations, and effectively guaranteed the production and supply of global anti-epidemic materials.
Hua Chunyu pointed out that according to statistics, as of November 22, China has exported about 39.43 billion masks, about 800 million pairs of surgical gloves, about 650 million sets of protective clothing, and about 46.762 million pairs of goggles to the United States.
Only one mask is equivalent to about 120 Chinese masks per American. Including academician Zhong Nanshan, Professor Zhang Wenhong and other top Chinese experts, as well as medical workers and non-governmental organizations, held a number of experience-sharing video conferences, webinars, infection prevention and control experts and clinician video links with their American counterparts and other forms of exchange activities to share prevention and control, diagnosis and treatment experience with the United States.
Many provinces, cities, enterprises and groups in China have also actively contributed medical supplies to the United States. Pharmaceutical companies and the scientific and technological community on both sides also maintain communication and cooperation in vaccine and drug research and development.
Hua Chunyu stressed that the COVID-19 epidemic has warned the world in a special form that mankind is a community of shared destiny. No country can be alone in the face of major crises. Only solidarity and cooperation can overcome difficulties together.
Only when every country is safe can the earth be safe; only when the last country comes out of the epidemic can the global fight against the epidemic be regarded as the final victory.
China is willing to continue to cooperate with other countries in the world, including the United States, to carry out epidemic prevention and control, and provide support and assistance within its capabilities. Strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination, help resume work and production, and promote the world economic recovery. At the same time, actively support the key leadership role of the World Health Organization in promoting improved global public health governance to better respond to similar crises that may occur in the future.
Hua Chunyu said, “You just mentioned that the global epidemic will usher in a “cold winter”. What I want to say is that winter is coming, can spring be far behind? As President Xi Jinping pointed out at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, the courage, determination and care shown by mankind in the face of major disasters will illuminate the darkest moment, and the epidemic will eventually be defeated by mankind.
As long as all countries really join hands, unite and write together, and move forward side by side, it will certainly usher in the final victory in the fight against the epidemic. China is willing to strengthen cooperation with other countries in the world, including the United States.