China novel coronavirus pneumonia has recently been a “disgusting” report. By questioning the new crown pneumonia vaccine announced by Russia, it has demonized our vaccine work in China, not only has it made a big ideological cap for our vaccine research and development, but also claims that our research and development vaccine is designed to “cover up the new crown virus from China”.
as shown in the figure below, at first glance, you may think that this report is just questioning a new coronal vaccine named “satellite-5” released by Russia.
of course, it is not surprising that the Russian vaccine will be questioned. After all, the vaccine was released before the completion of the third phase of clinical trials. Therefore, not only the western media have doubts about its effect, but also many Chinese media and we media numbers in the industry also hold a cautious wait-and-see attitude towards the vaccine.
but the problem is that in addition to questioning Russia’s vaccines, this report of the Peng Bo news agency also used a lot of space to mention our vaccines in China, and described our vaccine research and development work, and even the reasons for our development of vaccines, with the color of “demonizing”.
the routine of this report is to first question Russia’s vaccine and conclude that Russia’s move is political interference in scientific research, and thus throws out a argument that Russia’s move has opened a very bad beginning for vaccine research and development around the world, which will lead other countries to follow suit and sacrifice the safety of vaccines.
at first, it seemed “objective” that politicians in many countries, like Russia, are stepping up research and development and launching vaccines, because in addition to trying to control the epidemic, it can also enhance the image of the government and cover up the problems in the previous epidemic prevention work. It also takes the British Johnson authorities and the US trump authorities as examples, saying that British Prime Minister Johnson is eager to develop vaccines It is to prove that brexit is right, while US President trump is anxious to reverse the disadvantage of the general election.
but China novel coronavirus pneumonia was first reported by Bloomberg, which shared the viral sequence and the earliest control of the epidemic. It also classified the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia. It is also politically motivated that we are eager to develop vaccines, in order to “cover the truth of the virus.”
what’s more disgusting is that after that, a separate page was devoted to attacking us, saying that China and Russia are “using the power of totalitarian politics to forcefully promote vaccine research and development”, and also said that China’s practice of vaccinating the army was not approved by the military.
at the same time, the US President trump also wanted to learn from China and Russia to “encourage the seedlings”, but thanks to the strong institutional regulatory system of the United States, he was stopped.
but this is not the case. First of all, according to the reports of Chinese media and the understanding of our reporters, the cooperation between China’s vaccine research and development institutions and the army is also to promote the clinical trials of vaccines, so it is limited to internal use rather than large-scale vaccination. Moreover, the military people are also voluntary, and it is not “forced to promote by using centralized power” as claimed by Bloomberg.
secondly, when it comes to ethics, the scientific research ethics of the United States in this epidemic is really eye opening for the Chinese people. Reed, the novel coronavirus pneumonia, whose research and development company was previously blown away, was quick to claim that the drug was effective against new crown pneumonia in the absence of the experimental data. The result was found that it only shortened the length of stay in hospital, and did not reduce the mortality rate. Gilead But the drug was still approved by the U.S. official, and was granted the “emergency use right.”.
in May this year, Moderna, a vaccine company in the United States, began to hype the effectiveness of the vaccine even before the data were available. As a result, after the data were published, it was found that the effect was not good, and the number of experimenters who produced antibodies was actually very small. The company’s approach has also drawn criticism from a former professor at Harvard Medical School, saying it is undermining public trust in the scientific community in an epidemic.
in comparison, China’s vaccine research and development work has been relatively low-key. Moreover, according to our understanding, researchers do not even want the media to hype their work too much, so as not to mislead the public. Chinese netizens and the Chinese medical science community have also maintained a calm and rational attitude towards vaccine research and development. They know that in the face of the new coronavirus, which is a brand-new virus, vaccine research and development will not be very smooth, and we need to wait patiently.
among them, infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong pointed out in an interview with CCTV recently that Russia’s practice of issuing registration without completing phase III clinical trials may be because the epidemic situation in these countries has reached an urgent situation, so this kind of “emergency vaccination plan” will be launched, that is, it will not wait for the results of phase III clinical study of vaccine Inoculate.
However, due to the success of epidemic prevention and control in China, Zhang Wenhong believes that Chinese people do not need to be worried about whether there is a vaccine or not, and suggests that we should wait and see and wait for the final research results.
what Zhang Wenhong said also exposed the ignorance of China, especially the current situation of China’s epidemic situation, by the journalists of the Pengbo news agency who demonized China’s vaccine work. Compared with Russia and the United States, which has successfully controlled the epidemic situation, the demand for vaccines in China, which has successfully controlled the epidemic, is not so urgent. Therefore, Chinese researchers are more able to calm down and study vaccines. What is the reason for “centralized force to push” or “pull out the vaccine to promote”? We don’t need to do that at all.
on the contrary, if the United States does not control its own epidemic situation well, it can only rely on a single dose of vaccine to solve all the problems, which will really impact the prospects of the new crown vaccine. Because it will not only affect the safety, but also distort the mentality of the society and public opinion, resulting in the high expectation of the public, which makes it difficult to objectively look at the scientific research work of vaccines. Finally, due to some unavoidable limitations of vaccines, blind negation of vaccines will be triggered. This is the biggest political interference to science.
However, it is not ruled out that the reporters from the news agency are pretending to be confused. They are helping the pharmaceutical companies in the United States to fight a public opinion war. They are trying to discredit China’s vaccine research work in advance, so as to set up memorial archways for relevant enterprises in the United States. After all, the Chinese government has promised that China’s new crown vaccine will be made available to the world as a global public product after its research and development is completed and put into use. This is tantamount to clamoring that “vaccines should be given priority to the United States” and that the United States government and enterprises that make money from the vaccine will take the cake.