Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that as of 5:24 pm Eastern Time on October 24, which is 5:24 am Beijing time this morning, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new Coronavirus in the United States has exceeded 8.56 million, reaching 8563540. The number of deaths was 224720.
Compared with about 24 hours ago, more than 94,000 new cases have been confirmed, setting a new record for the number of new cases in a single day since the outbreak in the United States just set on the 23rd.
According to real-time statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of new confirmed cases of Coronavirusin the United States reached 83,757 in a single day on the 23rd. Previously, the highest number of new cases in a single day in the United States was 77,362 reported on July 16.
Fauci revealed that the White House Epidemic Working Group meets once a week
The epidemic in the United States is getting worse. However, the frequency of meetings of the White House Coronavirus Response Working Group, which is composed of heads of multiple US federal government departments, has been declining. At present, it only holds one meeting a week, which has been criticized by the US media as “virtual”.
Recently, Anthony Fauci, a key member of the working group and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, expressed concern about this situation in an interview with the media.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: In the early spring, the northeastern region of the United States began to suffer severe epidemics. We can hold five or six meetings a week, sometimes seven times. But within a few months, the U.S. government shifted its focus to restarting the economy. Now, we only have one meeting a week on average.
Fauci also revealed that U.S. President Trump has not attended the White House coronavirus response working group meeting for several months; compared to the more professional working group members, the White House epidemic consultant who has no experience in infectious diseases or epidemiology Scott Atlas is more trusted. After taking office in mid-August, Scott Atlas publicly questioned the efficacy of masks and asked the school to resume classes quickly.
Fauci: Wearing masks and avoiding crowds are very important
Fauci said that the United States is now in a very dangerous moment. In order to contain the epidemic, wearing masks and avoiding crowds are very important measures.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: The United States is now at a very dangerous time. We should focus more on following basic public health measures, such as wearing masks generally, maintaining social distance, and avoiding gatherings. Especially indoors, these measures seem simple, but they really work.