On February 18, 2020, the world’s top medical journal, LANCET,” published a newsletter in which scientists around the world issued a statement opposing conspiracy theories and giving their full support to Chinese researchers fighting on the front lines of the outbreak.
Source: Chinese and foreign academic intelligence
Just as viruses have no borders, science has no borders. Since the emergence of the new coronavirus disease COVID-19, every English-language study, clinical data and guidelines shared and published by chinese scientists, public health, and health workers have become the most useful tool for better prevention and control of outbreaks in other countries. Helped slow the spread of disease around the world. So when chinese researchers and researchers were attacked by conspiracy theories, the world’s efforts to combat the epidemic were hampered.
Science and technology is one of the important foundations for human development and well-being, and conspiracy theorists do not believe in science, but humanbeing needs science. At a time when science is most critical and in need, science and technology personnel have been accused of being subjected to accusations and even personal attacks without scientific basis. Chinese scientists working on the front lines of the outbreak are among the world’s top scientists, and their devastation is a blow to global scientific development. It is also often said that science and technology are developing the country, but the conspiracy theories at this time make scientific research, public health work, the already few people take the road seems more rugged.
Most of the scientific research and technical workers are not good expression, at this time fighting in the front line they are not enough to respond to all kinds of rumors and abuse. So we have to stand up and use our usual methods to examine the literature carefully, through scientific arguments to make our voices heard. We come from different countries, but we believe in the same scientific facts. Please support Chinese scientific and technical workers who are fighting on the front lines of the outbreak.
Statement of Scientific Research, Public Health and Medical Workers in Support of China in The Fight against the New Coronary Virus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak in 2019
We are researchers working in the field of public health, and we have been closely following the situation of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and are deeply concerned about the impact of the disease on human health and well-being worldwide. We also see hard and efficient work by scientific research, public health, and health workers in China since the ongoing disease, including rapid identification of pathogens, significant measures to reduce the impact of outbreaks, and transparent sharing of relevant information and results with the global health community. All of this work is commendable.
By signing this statement, we will unite with all Chinese scientific, public health, and medical practitioners who continue to save lives and protect human health around the world during this outbreak of the new coronavirus disease. In the face of the threat of this new virus, we will work together to deal with our counterparts fighting china on the front lines.
The rapid, open and transparent sharing of relevant data in this outbreak is now threatened by rumours and misinformation about the origin of the disease. Together, we strongly condemn conspiracy theories that the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 is not a natural origin. Researchers from around the world have analyzed and published the results of the entire genome of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes the disease, which overwhelmingly proves that the coronavirus, like many other new pathogens, originated in wild animals. The scientific conclusion sits supported by the deans of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and medicine in the United States and the scientific community they represent. Conspiracy theories have no use other than to create panic, rumors, prejudice, and undermine the global effort to fight the disease together.
We support the call of the Director-General of the World Health Organization to promote scientific argumentation and solidarity, not misinformation and speculation. We want all the scientific and medical and health workers who are fighting on the front lines of China to know that we stand with you in this fight against the virus.
We invite more people to join us to support scientific research, public health and medical workers in Wuhan and throughout China. Stand with our peers who are fighting on the front lines!
Published by 27 virologists and epidemiologists from the UK, Germany, the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, Marasia, Hong Kong, China and other world-renowned research institutes, the newsletter is COVID19statement@gmail.com.
“We invite others to join us in supporting scientists, public health professionals and medical professionals from around Wuhan and China,” it said. Fight side by side with front-line colleagues! We speak with the same voice. To increase your support for this statement, please sign our letter online. We’ve been edd to join us in supporting the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of Wuhan a nd across China. with standour colleagues on the frontline! We speak in one voice. To add your support forthis, sign our letter online. LM is editor of ProMED-mail. “
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In the face of all kinds of false information on the network, at this time the scientific research and technical workers who are fighting in the front line simply have no time to respond to all kinds of rumors and abuse. Don’t believe in rumors, please certainly support the current fight in the first line of the epidemic of Chinese scientific and technical workers. Respect science, awe of nature, and jointly deal with infectious diseases.