On a video conference organized by the U.S. Brookings Institution, director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) George Fu Gao, head of Chinese National Health Commission’s expert group Zhong Nanshan, chief epidemiologist of Chinese CDC Wu Zunyou, and director of infectious disease department of Shanghai Huashan Hospital Zhang Wenhong, joined with several American medical experts to talk about the current CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.
Recognizing the uncertainty of the vaccines’ effectiveness, side effects, and people’s unwillingness to be vaccinated, most of the experts still suggested everyone be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Thomas Frieden, former director of the U.S. CDC asked: “How long will [vaccine-induced] immunity last? How rare are serious adverse effects [of COVID-19 vaccines]? … Will people trust the vaccine?” These questions have no answer so far.
Zhong, who believes the CCP virus will keep on mutating and exist in the world like influenza, urged the pharmaceutical businesses and medical world: “Modified vaccines and cocktail antibodies are emergent.” He said they are the most effective COVID-19 treatments so far.
Gao, Zhong, and Wu are the three top COVID-19 experts in China. Their opinions have been promoted by Chinese state-run media since the first CCP virus outbreak in Wuhan city, central China’s Hubei Province, back to January 2020.
Gao said in his speech that there are too many unknowns about the CCP virus, and the Chinese CDC has to deal with the pandemic based on common sense and knowledge, such as the best prevention methods should be 3Ws: wearing a mask, watching distance, and washing hands.
Gao hoped the vaccine can end the outbreak in the coming summer or next year.
However, Zhong and Wu disagreed with him. Wu questioned the efficiency of the vaccine and Zhong worried about the newly appeared variants.
“It’s almost impossible to eliminate the pandemic in a short time,” Wu said.
Zhong said, “The mutated COVID-19 viruses decreased the effectiveness of vaccination, and also decreased the effectiveness of antibody treatment.”
Zhong even believes that a mutated CCP virus will cause a new pandemic wave around the world.
The Chinese experts at the conference said they trust the emergency use approved vaccines no matter where the vaccines are from. They said they believe these vaccines can prevent the outbreak of the current pandemic.
In fact, the Chinese regime asked Chinese people to be vaccinated as far back as last summer.
An internal document that was issued on June 15, 2020, that The Epoch Times obtained shows that Chinese state-run TravelSky Technology mandated some of its employees take the COVID-19 vaccines during the initial trials.
However, only a few Chinese have been vaccinated after eight months. Zhong presented a set of numbers at Monday’s conference revealing the current status.
For the raw number of vaccines that each country has received for its citizens, the United States leads the world, with 72.81 million doses on Feb. 27.
For the number of COVID-19 vaccination doses available per 100 people, Israel had 92.46 percent and was the leader as of last Saturday.
“China only has 3.56 [COVID-19 vaccination doses available per 100 people on Feb. 28],” Zhong said. “The United States had 22 [on Feb. 27].”
Since last summer, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the regime’s diplomats used COVID-19 vaccines as a tool to strengthen relations with developing countries, in an effort that has been called “vaccine diplomacy.” The Chinese regime has exported its vaccines around the world.
However, people in China don’t trust Chinese-made vaccines, according to internal documents that The Epoch Times obtained. Hundreds of Chinese workers overseas were even diagnosed with COVID-19 after receiving the Chinese-made vaccines.
In December 2020, Chinese Shanghai Fosun Pharma ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by German drug company BioNTech, the partner of U.S. Pfizer, and the vaccines are expected to be delivered this year.
On Feb. 14, a 33-year-old healthy Indonesian nurse died 17 days after being vaccinated with a first dose of the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine, bringing more questions about the safety of the vaccines from China.