September 13, 2021 by archyde
Life Center/Reported by Jiang Jirong
Academician Lai Mingzhao of the Academia Sinica returned to Taiwan from the United States to fight the epidemic in 2003 during the SARS period. He has made a lot of contributions to Taiwan and made him known as the “Father of Coronavirus.” Faced with the recent Delta epidemic in Taiwan, Lai Mingzhao said that the epidemic is difficult to control until there are no cases at all. Taiwan should learn to coexist with the virus after the epidemic slows down.
▲ Lai Mingzhao is known as the “Father of Coronavirus.” (Picture/data photo)
“United Daily News” reported that Lai Mingzhao and his wife recently returned to Taiwan from the United States and are currently living in an epidemic prevention hotel. The isolation period gave him a lot of time to think. Lai Mingzhao said that although the current new coronary pneumonia virus continues to mutate, its toxicity will be weakened in about 1 to 2 years according to the direction of natural evolution. In addition, new drugs and vaccines are still being developed. Lai Mingzhao predicts that it will be effective in about 1 year. Control the epidemic and return to normal life.
However, Lai Mingzhao also admitted that it is very difficult to achieve no cases at all. Although the epidemic has slowed down, masks may still become part of Taiwanese lives in the future. “It is difficult to go back to the days when masks were not used in the past.” , Thinking in a good direction, wearing masks allows people to develop good hygiene habits, and also reduces the infection rate of influenza, enterovirus and other infectious diseases. In fact, it is a good epidemic prevention measure.
▲ Lai Mingzhao speculates that masks will become part of Taiwanese lives in the future. (Schematic/Data Photo)
Lai Mingzhao said that Taiwan can consider how to “peacefully coexist” with the epidemic. In Denmark, for example, if the coverage rate of two vaccines reaches 80%, it will announce that there will be no more epidemic prevention policies. In addition, it is impossible for Taiwan to block the border forever. “Many people die every year because of the flu epidemic, but countries are not blocked by the flu.”
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