The epidemic situation in Hong Kong has further declined, and the number of cases in a single day has dropped to 8,000.
Kong Fanyi, a government expert consultant, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases and clinical professor of the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, said today (14th) that the mixed immune barrier in Hong Kong is high, and it is estimated that the number of confirmed cases may further decline in the next few days: "The epidemic may basically have passed, and we can Things will return to normal soon." He also believes that customs clearance will have little impact on the local epidemic situation, but he still needs to be careful of flu attacks, so the "mask order" must continue to be implemented.
The Hong Kong government recently announced that a nucleic acid test with a CT value of 35 or above will be classified as a negative case. Kong Fanyi believes that the government hopes to gradually relax the epidemic prevention policy, with the ultimate goal of canceling the quarantine order.
He also pointed out that Hong Kong has sufficient scientific conditions to cancel the quarantine order, and also has the conditions to reclassify the new crown pneumonia as an endemic disease. I believe the government plans to observe customs clearance and the situation after the Lunar New Year. If the overall situation is stable: "The conditions are better, so you can rest assured to cancel (quarantine order)."
▼Ticket crowd at West Kowloon Station in the afternoon of the high-speed rail resumption on January 12▼
Kong Fanyi said in the commercial program "Politics and Economics Saturday" today that the current epidemic situation in Hong Kong is generally stable, and the number of confirmed cases has dropped rapidly in the past few days. The reason is that Hong Kong has a high mixed immune barrier.
He explained that the vaccination rate in Hong Kong is high, and the actual number of infections may reach more than 5 million. It is estimated that the number of confirmed cases may further decline in the next few days.
As for the increase in flow of people after customs clearance, it is believed that the impact will not be great. Because Hong Kong has a high mixed immune barrier and sufficient antiviral drugs, it is expected that the pressure on the medical system will not be greatly affected.
However, it is still necessary to be cautious of the new crown pneumonia and influenza. Kong Fanyi said that there is still a "mask order" and he thinks it is very effective. There has not been a major influenza outbreak yet, because citizens still have to continue to wear masks for the time being. I believe the "mask order" will be effective. The last anti-epidemic measures were withdrawn.
▼On January 8, citizens from the north and the mainland poured into the Lok Ma Chau Port▼
The Hong Kong government recently announced that a nucleic acid test with a CT value of 35 or above will be classified as a negative case. Kong Fanyi believes that this is because he is gradually moving towards normalcy: "The goal is to eventually cancel the isolation order. When the infection is handled by ordinary upper respiratory tract, there is no need to ask for it because of the infection." isolation".
He believes that the current mixed immunity barrier in Hong Kong is high, and there are sufficient scientific conditions to cancel the isolation order. He believes that the epidemic situation will stabilize after the Lunar New Year, and the government will soon cancel the isolation order.
He also emphasized that a CT value of 35 is equivalent to a very low virus count, and it is quite certain that there is no live virus.
Earlier, Macau changed the list of new coronary pneumonia as an endemic disease. Kong Fanyi believed that Hong Kong already has sufficient conditions, and the conditions are better than Macau, because the mixed immune barrier is higher than Macau.
As for other anti-epidemic measures, I believe that if the situation is stable after the Lunar New Year, they can also be cancelled, including the testing requirements for visitors to hospitals or institutions. In the next step, teachers and students do not need to undergo rapid testing before going to school, emphasizing that even if there is asymptomatic transmission, The overall risk is also very small.
▼On January 9, Lu Chongmao visited the Community Testing Center of To Kwa Wan Sports Center▼
When asked that many of the recent death cases were elderly people who had received three doses of the new crown vaccine, Kong Fanyi explained that most of the relevant cases were over 80 years old, and it had been more than half a year since the third dose, so the overall antibody "dropped so fast"; related The elderly themselves also have long-term illnesses, which can induce pneumonia and heart disease after infection.
He appealed to the public to get the booster dose before the Lunar New Year. If the elderly have received the third dose for more than half a year, they should get the fourth dose as soon as possible.
The neutralizing antibody produced by the bivalent vaccine of Fubitai is more effective against the Omicron variant virus strain. It is recommended that the public can also "split injection" if they receive Sinovac for the first three injections.
▼On January 5, cross-border students resume face-to-face lectures after the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong▼
Zhongda Hospital cancels the designated isolation ward to receive new crown patients, and the hospital closes the new crown outpatient epidemic.
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