“The current United States is like a big ship sailing in a storm, and our captain decided to play golf.” Recently, Lawrence Gostin, a health expert at Georgetown University in the United States, was saddened by the failure of duty in the White House for epidemic prevention and control. He warned that the United States will face the worst moment since the epidemic in the next three months.
It’s hard to imagine what the “worst moment” will look like? Because the current epidemic situation in the United States is on the verge of getting out of control. Over the past week, the number of new confirmed cases in the United States averaged more than 160,000 per day, up 77% from the average two weeks ago. As of the 18th local time, the cumulative number of deaths of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States exceeded 250,000, which CNN described as reaching another “horrifying milestone”.
Particularly saddening is that as of last week, nearly 1.04 million children and adolescents in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19. In response, American Academy of Pediatrics president Sally Goza said in a statement: “Since we have been vaccinated against measles and polio, we have not seen a virus ravaging communities to this extent.” U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroval admitted that the United States is in a “very dangerous situation”.
However, the warnings still failed to touch the American authorities, who seemed to have only political entanglement in their eyes. Recently, U.S. leaders once again falsely called the coronavirus “Chinese plague” on social media in an attempt to blame the same thing as “blaming the pot”. This kind of “ostriches” mentality that ignores the steep rise of public health risks and the indifference to the safety of people’s lives are rolling the “snowball” of this man-made disaster in the United States.
Let’s give the decision-making level of the United States to popularize science: China is the first country to notify the epidemic, but it does not mean that the epidemic originated in China. More and more information and surveys show that the whereabouts of the virus have been found in many countries around the world, and many of them are earlier than China.
For example, a peer review paper recently published by Italian researchers in the Journal of Oncology showed that there were people who were positive for specific antibodies to SARS-CoV2 receptor binding regions in Italy last September. Researchers have based on this presumption that the novel coronavirus had spread in Italy in September 2019. Earlier, Francis Collins, president of the National Institutes of Health, also analyzed that the virus may have spread quietly in human society for a long time based on its current adaptability to human cells.
The origin of the virus is a scientific problem that needs to be concluded by scientists and medical experts through scientific research. No one has the right to politicize traceability, let alone label the virus. However, under the anti-intellectual manipulation of the U.S. ruling authorities, some people in the United States shamelessly “go funerals”.
Bloomberg recently published an article written by Taylor Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University in the United States, entitled “The epidemic has increased the advantage of the United States over China”. The article said that although the United States messed up on the coronavirus response, it showed that “the United States as a country can actually withstand the large number of deaths”.
As soon as this statement came out, public opinion was in an uproar. University professors are the elite of American society, but the crude and narrow views of Corvin are really amazing. How ridiculous it is that he stole beams and changed pillars, deliberately misinterpreting the tragic pain that American society is experiencing as the American people’s “no fear” of death! What’s more, the author draws an inconceivable conclusion that “the American people are not weak”, saying that it will make China “have to be cautious in formulating military strategies against the United States”. It’s no wonder that there are memes that American Internet people smoke psychoopium to describe the paranoia revealed in this article.
“U.S. hospitals are flooded with COVID-19 patients”, the headline of the Associated Press website on the 19th is shocking. But in contrast, the negative attitude and shameless political manipulation left by the U.S. ruling authorities are even more frightening. WHO Director General Tedros Tedros warned that “the countries that allow the epidemic to spread are playing with fire”. Cold-blooded American policymakers are not lost yet. When will they stay?
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