December 16th, local time, according to the analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, 3,019 people died of COVID-19 in the United States on the 15th, and one death was reported about every 30 seconds.
Experts have generally expressed concern about the spreading epidemic and the upcoming Christmas holiday.
However, there are still a large number of people and even officials across the United States who ignore the risks and continue to celebrate.
Recently, a festival held in Georgia put dozens of children at risk of infection.
According to CNN local time on December 15, Ludovisi, Georgia, recently held an annual Christmas celebration. One of the important links is that local children queued up to hug and take photos with two “Santa Claus”.
However, just two days after the end of the event, the two “Santa Claus” actors were tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This means that at least 50 children who have taken pictures with them before are at risk of infection.
After the news came out, instead of immediately organizing tests for children, local officials claimed at a press conference that there was no need to panic about it, insisting that holding a celebration was the right decision.
Local officials have since reportedly received a large number of letters from all over the United States, harshly criticizing their practices of holding large-scale gatherings despite the epidemic and affecting children.