The global epidemic is severe. Professor Yuan Guoyong of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong emphasized in an online lecture sheet today (25th) that even if the patient is young, it does not mean that he has nothing to do after the epidemic. Just as a 13-year-old foreign girl (ie, the daughter of the Saudi consul) ) After being infected with the disease, the condition is critical, with "pulmonary blossom" and physical failure.
Yuan Guoyong also revealed that the sense of smell of the infected young people has changed. "Some people smell coffee, they will smell like oil." Some young people have lost their sense of smell for several months and have not recovered.
He urged those who can get the vaccine to get "should get all the shots" as soon as possible, hoping that the vaccination rate can reach 99%.
Yuan Guoyong, Chair Professor of the Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong.
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Saudi consul's 13-year-old daughter has pulmonary disease and is physically exhausted
Yuan Guoyong said in the lecture that many young people misunderstand that the symptoms of the disease are mild, but recently there was a 13-year-old girl from a foreign country who was not vaccinated but was infected. She is still in the intensive care unit and is in critical condition. Failure in all aspects of the body" emphasizes that nothing is fine when young.
He also said that there are about 70 young people who have been infected with the disease. They still have to go to Queen Mary Hospital for follow-up treatment. Their sense of smell has completely changed. "Some people smell coffee as if they smell oil." They even have hallucinations in their taste. He still hasn't recovered after a month, which has a great impact on life.
He strongly urged parents and young people to be vaccinated to prevent complications, protect family members and classmates, and avoid group outbreaks.
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The elderly or take booster every one to three years
Yuan believes that even if the vaccination rate in the United Kingdom, the United States and other places reaches 70%, there will still be outbreaks. If there are enough vaccines in Hong Kong, "you can not fight for no reason." He also predicts that the new crown virus will become a common cold and flu in the future. , All Hong Kong people "should fight as much as possible", hoping that the vaccination rate can reach 99%, so that the daily life of the community can return to normal. It also explains that even if the virus continues to evolve, the body's lymphocytes can still produce an immune response.
However, he said that the elderly who have been vaccinated will be much less ill, but because of the poor immune system, they will be given a booster every one to three years, and most young people don't need it.
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