In the face of the increasingly severe COVID-19 epidemic, many states in the United States have recently urged residents to abide by the guidelines of epidemic prevention recommendations.
According to statistics on the website of the state government of Maryland, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state exceeds 183,000, the cumulative number of deaths is 4,293, and the number of new confirmed cases exceeds 1,000 for more than 10 consecutive days. On the 23rd local time, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference to strongly urge people to wear masks and abide by epidemic prevention guidelines.
At the press conference that day, Hogan reported on the outbreak in Maryland. Hogan said that in the past 24 hours, 1,650 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Maryland, which is also the 19th consecutive day that the state has more than 1,000 new confirmed cases. Hogan said that some people and merchants have relaxed their vigilance against the prevention and control of the epidemic, did not wear masks and participated in gathering activities. Hogan called on the people to abide by the epidemic prevention guidelines.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan: Compliance with public health guidelines is the only way we can stop the spread of the virus, keep Maryland business normal, and avoid overcrowding in hospitals, which is why we say that following these guidelines is crucial.
In response to people who refuse to follow public health department’s advice to wear masks, Hogan said that people have no right not to wear masks during the epidemic.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan: We are talking about the deaths of 250,000 people, more than the Korean War, the Gulf War and the Vietnam War combined. What else do you don’t understand? 1918 (Great Flu) We can do it, I don’t know why it can’t be done now.
At a time when the cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in the United States exceeded 200,000 in late September this year, CNN reported that Americans who died due to the novel coronavirus were the deaths of the five major overseas wars in the United States after World War II, namely, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Afghan War and the Iraq War. More than twice the number.