Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s World AIDS Day is of special significance. The medical professor Becker wrote that since the HIV pandemic in the 1990s, no country has faced such a serious double threat to health. In the past 40 years, approximately 32.7 million people have died of AIDS-related diseases. In addition, so far, COVID-19 has claimed 1.4 million lives.
This year's AIDS in the world keeps us in the midst of a pandemic similar to the new crown epidemic, but the impact of the more infectious new crown epidemic has made us overlook another equally serious health threat. Therefore, this also explains why UNAIDS chose the theme "Global Unity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.
In the past 40 years, about 32.7 million people have died of AIDS-related diseases, but the coronavirus has killed 1.4 million people in just one year. These diseases require the cooperation, tracking, understanding, treatment and prevention of all sectors of society to resist the invasion of the virus.
In China, although the overall epidemic is still at a low prevalence level, the prevention and treatment of AIDS still has a long way to go. The National Health and Welfare Commission released the National Statutory Infectious Disease Epidemic in 2019 in April this year, showing that nearly 21,000 people died of AIDS in the country in 2019, accounting for 83% of the total number of deaths from infectious diseases in Category A, B, and C, which is the reported death The number one disease.
With the deployment of the coronavirus vaccine, the end of COVID-19 will soon come. But for HIV, the vaccine development process is indeed disappointing. However, these are not the only pandemics that the world will face. In fact, according to scientists’ predictions, due to climate change, the massive extinction of wild animals and plants, and the risk of the birth of unknown organisms, new pandemics will gradually increase in the future.
It is best for human beings not to ignore the losses that these epidemics have caused to our relatives, freedom and economy. We must now be prepared to face unknown risks, learn from the new crown epidemic COVID-19 and learn again. For any infectious disease, it does not distinguish between countries and political boundaries. We need to be united on a global scale. Because no one can be safe until everyone is safe.
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