Jul 13, 2022
In General Discussions
The novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19, also known as Wuhan pneumonia) epidemic in the mainland has emerged since the end of last year. Recently, Ai Fen, director of the emergency department of Wuhan Central Hospital, mentioned in an interview that she passed the news about the pneumonia to the whistleblower Li Wenliang. The doctor's person, Dr. Ai, said that she was severely punished by her superiors for spreading the test report. Li Wenliang, who eventually died of pneumonia, was reprimanded by mainland officials for publishing "false remarks." Ai Fen's interview article was also deleted in the mainland. Netizens continued to spread the article through underground channels using various secret codes. After 17 years of SARS, have we learned a lesson? In that company banner design year, Hong Kong lost nearly 300 lives due to SARS. Not only one expert report has pointed out that when dealing with the outbreak of the epidemic, it is very important for the government to maintain good communication with the media and the public in order to maintain public confidence. , the information must be honest, transparent and open. SARS and new pneumonia also first appeared in the mainland, but because the information was not public, delays caused the spread of the epidemic. Journalists and media scholars who interviewed SARS in those years co-authored a book titled "100 Days of Witnessing, the Front Lines of SARS". Recently, I read old books, reviewed the old and learned new ones, to see how the mainland silenced the media more than ten years ago. lead to the spread of the epidemic. The record in the comprehensive book is as follows. Epidemic news 17 years ago As early as November 2002, SARS had appeared in southern China. At the end of January of the following year, the Zhongshan government even wrote an official report detailing the routes of SARS transmission and drug regimens. After snapping up white vinegar isatis root to protect themselves, the official admitted that there was an epidemic by squeezing toothpaste, but the number was low, emphasizing controllability, and criticizing some rumors. Throughout March, Professor Liu Jianlun of Zhongshan Hospital came to Hong Kong to attend a wedding banquet and stayed at the Jinghua Hotel, spreading the epidemic in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada. Wells Hospital fell, and hundreds of doctors and nurses were infected. History seems to be repeating itself. Doctors and nurses are not allowed to speak, and those who speak accuse you of making rumors. Officials say it is "preventable and controllable." In 17 years, it seems that not much has changed.