After the outbreak in Wuhan, who has held several meetings to discuss the situation in China. On the evening of January 30 local time, the World Health Organization announced that it would list the new coronavirus as a public health emergency of international concern.
Before that, who's "every move" has affected the hearts of many Chinese people. At the same time, there are many rumors that have made the big guys panic. For example, vanguard, a Nigerian pioneer newspaper that "who doesn't think the new coronavirus is a public health emergency", and a large-scale self-Media company studying abroad in China, took the lead in spreading "who doesn't think the new coronavirus is a public health emergency"
From rumours to the end of the day! The epidemic was listed as the "public health emergency of international concern" (pheic), the highest level in the World Health Organization's emergency response mechanism for infectious diseases.
Who stressed that this is not because who has no confidence in China, but because it is worried that the virus may spread to countries with weak medical facilities. At the same time, who stressed that it is not recommended to implement travel and trade restrictions. Although there will be some economic losses, China has taken unconventional and powerful measures, and China has provided an example in many aspects to deal with the epidemic, Tan said.
Tan Desai, director general of the World Health Organization, announced that the new coronavirus epidemic will be listed as a public health emergency of international concern, mainly based on the fact that the number of infected people in China has increased and outbreaks have occurred in many countries. At the same time, he announced seven suggestions:
1. It is not recommended to impose travel and trade restrictions on China, and any measures should be based on evidence;
2. Support and protect countries with relatively fragile medical systems;
3. Accelerate scientific research and vaccine related research;
4. Fight against rumors and false information together;
5. Countries are actively looking for plans to prevent, treat and prevent further transmission;
6. Countries actively share information with who;
7. All countries work together to fight against the virus.
"Who regrets the mistake in this week's outbreak report of assessing the global new coronavirus as" medium ", which is a human error in the preparation of the report," tandesay said. "I have repeatedly stressed that the risk level should be high risk." At present, who is monitoring the situation of new coronavirus every moment. From the high evaluation of several who officials on China's response to the epidemic, we can see that they have given great affirmation to China's ability and attitude in dealing with the epidemic. But the increase in the number of infected people in China and the emergence of epidemics in many countries make decision-making very difficult. A few days ago, the overwhelming news pushed the qualitative judgment to be made by who and China's economic relations to the forefront of the storm, and the word "epidemic area country" became more and more widely spread. Let's understand what it means for China to be designated as "epidemic area country" by who?
More and more people start to worry about China's economy from the spread of the epidemic. What is the impact of who decisions? How did "epidemic area country" come from?
The rumors of "pheic" and "epidemic area country" can be ended!
Rumor 1: netizens said that at 2:30 a.m. today, the World Health Organization announced the results of the meeting, and China would be listed as an "epidemic area country". Once it becomes an "epidemic area country", it may lead to the interruption of tourism and trade with the international community, and its deterrent force is no less than an international economic sanction.
First of all, the term "epidemic area country" does not exist. Who has never classified the whole country as "epidemic area". Moreover, "public health emergency" (pheic) is not equal to "epidemic area". There are only two concepts of "international public health emergency" and "affected area". It is listed as pheic, which is equivalent to that the world health organization sends an emergency notification to countries around the world based on the severity of the epidemic to remind them of the risks. Not the countries concerned become the so-called "epidemic area countries". It is very objective to say that the announcement of pheic by who will inevitably impact China's trade and other exchanges with other countries around the world. At the moment when China's economy has just been "weak and stable", the external impact will undoubtedly pose no small challenge to the economic fundamentals. But it's not as exaggerated as some people said above.
What is pheic? If it is announced, what authority does who have?
Pheic's full Chinese name is "public health emergencies of international concern". It is an unusual event determined in accordance with IHR (2005). The international spread of the disease constitutes a public health risk to other countries, which are bound by the IHR, and may require a coordinated international response.
If after the announcement of pheic, the authority of who coordinating the international community to respond to the epidemic has been expanded. For example, who can issue recommendations on whether affected countries should restrict travel or trade with China. Note that who only issues recommendations, not mandatory travel bans or trade bans. Countries can decide how to deal with the situation of pheic at their own discretion.
Let's take a look at some provisions of the IHR (2005):
According to the above regulations, that is to say, even if it is listed as pheic, the suggestions given by who are gradient, not all people are treated equally.
For example, the Zika virus in South America was listed as pheic in 2015-2016, including Brazil. However, 20