On March 24, the State Council’s joint prevention and control mechanism held a press conference to introduce the situation of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control and medical diagnosis and treatment. At the meeting, Wang Guiqiang, chief physician of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the First Hospital of Peking University, said that at present, understanding of the new crown virus still needs to accumulate experience. Through various research, clinical observation, large amount of data observation and research work, gradually understand its overall characteristics.
“Viral diseases have common characteristics, and COVID-19 virus infection is also a viral infection.” Wang Guiqiang said that at present, there is no specific medicine for viral diseases. Most viral diseases require symptomatic treatment, and only a few antiviral drugs are used for viral diseases. For example, hepatitis B virus needs to stabilize the disease through antiviral and inhibit virus replication, and AIDS needs to control disease progression through long-term antiviral treatment.
Wang Guiqiang said that COVID-19 virus is more contagious than influenza, and its pathogenicity is between influenza and SARS. At present, there is a cognitive blind spot for new viral diseases, and it is necessary to gradually accumulate experience. Through various research, clinical observation, large amount of data observation and research work, to understand the overall characteristics of the new crown virus, including viremia, dynamic changes of the virus, etc. .

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