According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of noon on the 9th Eastern Time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States exceeded 10 million, accounting for about one-fifth of the cumulative number of confirmed cases of the global Coronavirus; the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 237,000 . It took only 10 days from the cumulative number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States to exceed 9 million on October 30 to over 10 million on November 9, and its growth rate set a record since the outbreak.
In an interview with Xinhua News Agency reporters, authoritative American epidemiologists said that the United States is currently in the “worst” stage of the development of the Pandemic; the surge in cases may last for several weeks; if no large-scale prevention and control measures are introduced, the Pandemic situation will be unsightly in the short term To the turning point.
Recently, Coronavirus in the United States has plunged into a “surge wave” in autumn and winter, the number of newly confirmed cases has soared, and the number of hospitalized cases in many places has continued to set new records. Data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 9th showed that as of the 8th, the average daily increase in the number of confirmed cases in the United States in the past 7 days was 104,417, setting a record for the 7-day average daily increase in cases since the outbreak; 7-day average daily increase in deaths There are 950 cases, a new high since September.
The new data from the US “Atlantic Monthly” project to track the nationwide Pandemic shows that the number of confirmed cases and hospitalized cases of Coronavirus in all regions of the United States is currently increasing sharply. As of the 8th, there are nearly 57,000 hospitalized patients with Coronavirus in the United States, and the cumulative number of hospitalized patients with Coronavirus has increased by more than 10,000 since October 30.
Stanley Perlman, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Iowa in the United States, told Xinhua News Agency reporters that the recent rapid deterioration of Coronavirus pandemic in the United States has caused the increase in the number of people gathering indoor activities as the weather turns cold; many people are concerned about the Coronavirus. The Pandemic has caused a sense of “fatigue”; even if the number of deaths from Coronavirus continues to increase, there are still a large number of people who do not recognize the reality and have no sense of urgency.
Perlman said that with the surge in confirmed cases and hospitalized cases of Coronavirus, many elderly people and other groups with underlying diseases in the United States are at great risk, which may lead to a surge in deaths. This is one of the new features and challenges of the recent development of the U.S. Pandemic. . The United States needs to take “blockade” measures again on nursing homes and other long-term care institutions to protect vulnerable groups.
“The Pandemic has reached such a bad stage. If large-scale prevention and control measures are not taken, it is difficult to see the increase in cases decline.” Perlman believes that more stringent prevention and control measures should include a nationwide “mask order” and strictly maintain Social distancing policies, partial “closures” of high-risk areas, and more effective tracking of close contacts of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an important member of the White House Coronavirus Response Working Group, previously stated that if there is a Coronavirus vaccine that is 75% effective and a certain size of population is vaccinated, the United States will have It may start to return to a certain sense of normality next year.