Wang Zhigang, Minister of Science and Technology: China deploys vaccine research and development according to five technical routes.

CCTV News:The State Council Information Office today (June 7) released the white paper "China Action against COVID-19 Epidemic" and held a press conference to introduce the white paper.

Wang Zhigang, Minister of Science and Technology, in response to a question from a reporter in Reuters, pointed out that since the outbreak of the epidemic, all countries have paid close attention to the vaccine problem. The white paper also includes the related contents of scientific and technological support against epidemic, such as how to combine scientific research such as drugs and vaccines with clinical first-line treatment practice, and how to use big data and artificial intelligence to support against epidemic. As far as the vaccine itself is concerned, judging from the understanding of human response to the epidemic in history, the vaccine is still the fundamental strategy for us to defeat COVID-19 virus at present. All countries put the development of vaccines in a very important position in the fight against COVID-19. But at the same time, we should also see that vaccine development is a very rigorous and complicated scientific activity, which is very difficult and has a long cycle. At the same time, because it is a scientific research, it also has great challenges and uncertainties. Some scientists compare the rigor of vaccine development to an accurately rehearsed dance, rather than an impromptu performance that can be displayed after the curtain is lifted. Therefore, safety, effectiveness and accessibility must be placed in a very important position in vaccine development. Vaccine development has played an important role in human history, but some vaccines have also gone through some detours.