June 25-27 is the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. At a press conference held by the State Council Information Office of China on the 7th, a reporter asked experts: Can I take off my mask during the Dragon Boat Festival?
"In general, as China has achieved staged and strategic results in prevention and treatment, there are more and more occasions and suitable people for removing masks." Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Dean Wang Chen replied.
For example, he said that the current response level of public health emergencies in Beijing has been adjusted to level 3. "According to this level, in fact, most people can consider not wearing masks on most occasions."
The reporter noticed that the reporters and staff who attended the meeting generally wore masks. Wang Chen also added that it is necessary to judge whether it is necessary to wear a mask according to different situations, and that there is a scientific way to wear a mask. "You should carry a mask with you regularly for emergency." In addition, people working in hospitals and other confined places, medical staff, community workers and other people who have close contact with people, and high-risk groups such as chronic disease patients and the elderly should also wear masks, and those with respiratory symptoms should take the initiative to wear masks. Facial mask.
When talking about normalized epidemic prevention and control, Wang Chen said frankly that it is necessary to find a balance between effective prevention and control and production and life. Citing the guidance issued by the State Council’s Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism, he focused on five aspects:
The first is to emphasize prevention, which includes specific measures such as "promoting the wearing of masks among the people", "strengthening the protection of vulnerable groups", "promoting the use of public chopsticks in public meals," and "smoking control and cessation";
Second, once cases and epidemics occur, they should respond to them as early as possible in a timely and effective manner, and implement "early detection, early reporting, early isolation, and early treatment";
The third is to highlight the prevention and control of key links, "especially in specific institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, where there are many susceptible and high-risk groups, and additional attention should be given to them." The community is the key unit of prevention and control, and is often the first place for the spread of the epidemic. Work arrangements should be made appropriately and appropriately according to different epidemic situations and different community characteristics;
The fourth is to strengthen support and guarantee. "The most powerful weapon for humans to compete with diseases is science and technology", and "it is essential to learn from the prevention and control experience and scientific and technological progress of other countries";
The fifth is to strengthen organization and leadership. "The government must make judgments on the level of risk and response level, so as to mobilize and organize all parties in the society to prevent and control the epidemic, and at the same time actively arrange production and life."