November 18, according to US media reports on the 17th, the death rate of Coronavirus in North Dakota in the United States has exceeded all states in the United States, and has even exceeded all countries in the world.
The US “Capitol Hill” quoted the “Huffington Post” as saying that according to the analysis data of the American Association of Scientists, North Dakota currently has 18.2 deaths per 1 million people from Coronavirus, the highest in the world. In the neighboring state of South Dakota, this number has reached 17.4 per 1 million people, ranking third in the world.
However, the measures taken by the two states in response to the pandemic are quite different. North Dakota announced a series of business restrictions and injunctions last week that “change with the pandemic.”
In contrast, the governor of South Dakota and Trump’s close ally, Christie Noam, has publicly opposed the mask injunction and has repeatedly questioned the effectiveness of masks. The Huffington Post pointed out that the use of masks in these two states is the lowest in the United States.
According to the prediction model of the Institute of Health Indicators and Evaluation of the University of Washington, according to the current pandemic, the number of Coronavirus deaths in both states will more than double by March 1 next year, and the total number will exceed 3,000. Some health experts bluntly said that this kind of data should have appeared in countries eroded by war, not in the United States.
“How can we let this happen in the United States? This is totally unacceptable.” University of Washington health professor Ali Merkdade sighed to the US media.