湖北新增无症状感染者51例 新增病亡4例系武汉病例


布兰斯塔德大使Moving Forward TogetherLast week, President Trump and President Xi had a very good, productive phone conversation regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic.  And, over the weekend, I spoke with Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang about our countries’ joint efforts to combat COVID-19.  I underscored that now is the time to look forward, and relayed my appreciation for Chinese efforts to assist our government in the export of needed medical supplies to the United States.The U.S. Embassy has already been hard at work bringing U.S. and Chinese companies together to meet the growing immediate needs for critical personal protective equipment in the United States.  And we are working closely with Chinese government officials to facilitate the shipment of those supplies out of China.  No one country can fight this battle alone, and I am confident that our two countries will continue to find ways to jointly cooperate to combat this common enemy that threatens the lives of all of us.As the entire U.S. Mission to China continues our support and concern for our Chinese colleagues who work for Embassy Beijing and our five Consulates, we now look homeward with concern for the health and safety of our own families, friends, and loved ones back in the United States.  The work we are all doing is crucial, and I encourage everyone to continue your valiant efforts to fight this pandemic.Moving forward together, I know that we will get through these difficult times.Ambassador Branstad

4月2日,《自然》杂志发表的一项德国研究称,在对德国9例新冠肺炎成年患者进行分析后发现,新冠病毒在感染初期,上呼吸道有大量病毒复制和脱落,也就是说,患者上呼吸道复制活跃,病毒可能在症状出现后的第一周内 “排毒” 水平较高。其中2名早期肺炎症状患者在症状出现10天后,其痰液中仍持续有大量病毒脱落。症状消失后,痰液中仍能检测到病毒核酸。这也印证了此前学者发现的 “轻症患者具有传染性” 的结论。

BBC报道,伦敦卫生与热带医学院流行病学教授大卫 · 海曼(David Heymann)表示,他们关注到了来自麻省理工学院的一项研究,该研究显示,人们的咳嗽可以将病毒传播6米,而打喷嚏可传播长达8米。

此论文发表后,有媒体认为,这或许暗示,应该佩戴口罩来防止轻症患者传染。然而也有观点认为,日常生活中保持社交距离有积极意义,而戴口罩不能代替保持社交距离。

我强调了现在就是向前看的时候,并对中国就出口需要的医疗用品到美国,对我国政府给予帮助,传达了我的感谢。

BBC报道称,这个研究或许意味着,社交疏离的安全距离可能需要调整。然而要保持6米或8米的社交距离显然不切实际。

世界卫生组织当前的建议是,与任何咳嗽或打喷嚏的人保持至少1米的社交距离,以避免感染的危险,而英国、美国建议应保持至少2米的社交距离。

(图:美国驻华大使布兰斯塔德)

美国大使馆已经辛勤工作,为美国和中国公司牵线,以满足美国对关键个人防护用品不断增加的即刻需求。我们正与中国政府官员紧密合作,加快来自中国的货物运输。没有一个国家可以独自打这场战役。我有信心,我们两国将继续找出共同合作的方法,抗击这个威胁所有人生命的共同敌人。美国驻华使团全体继续支持并关心在北京使馆及五个领馆工作的中国同事,我们现在也牵挂着在美国的家人、朋友和我们所爱的人的健康安全。我们正在做的工作至关重要,我鼓励各位继续坚定抗疫。

美国驻华大使馆网站截图向前同行上周, 特朗普总统与习主席就COVID-19全球大流行进行了非常好、富有成效的电话会谈。另外,周末时,我与郑泽光副部长谈了关于我们两国打击COVID-19的共同努力。