After entering December, the spread of the epidemic in the United States has not slowed down at all. More than 200,000 new confirmed cases in a single day have been added for many consecutive days, and the number of hospitalizations and deaths have also surged.
According to CNN, it took about 100 days for the United States to reach the first 1 million confirmed cases in the early stage of the epidemic, but after entering December, the United States added more than 1 million confirmed cases in just five days. From the 2nd to the 5th of this month, the number of single-day hospitalizations in the United States exceeded 100,000 for four consecutive days. Meanwhile, the average single-day death toll in the United States in the past seven days has reached an all-time high.
The U.S. government has become a center of many cluster epidemics.
CNN’s chief medical reporter Sanjay Gupta commented on the 6th that the United States always does not listen to the advice of experts in preventing and controlling the epidemic, which has led to the rapid spread of the epidemic in various states. To this day, wearing masks is still a manifestation of a political position. Gupta commented that against the backdrop of the still severe epidemic in the United States, the outgoing Trump administration began the holiday party season this week, planning to hold more than a dozen group gatherings, ignoring not only the restrictions on the size of the gatherings imposed by the CDC, but also the restrictions on indoor gatherings in Washington, D.C. It is understood that the U.S. government itself has become the center of at least three cluster epidemics. Jerome Adams, the director of the U.S. Public Health Bureau, also pleaded in the media recently: “I hope all leaders in the United States will lead by example in the coming weeks.”
U.S. health officials worry that the epidemic will intensify due to holidays.
On the 6th, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Aza said in an interview with ABC that they were paying attention to the impact of the November public holiday, and they were also very worried that the upcoming holiday at the end of this month would lead to an intensification and spread of the epidemic.
American experts: The epidemic is the worst event the United States will face.
On the 6th local time, Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Response Working Group, said in an interview with NBC that the continued spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States, which is not only the worst public health event facing the United States, but also the “worst event” that the whole country is about to face. .”
Birx said that the COVID-19 epidemic continues to worsen in the United States, but it is disappointing that many local officials and community personnel still repeat the saying that “wearing masks do not work”, “should work to achieve herd immunity” and “gathering does not lead to super-spreading events” as usual. These are nonsense, and many factual bases have proven to be false, but many states still fail to take effective epidemic measures to stop the worsening of the epidemic.
Deborah Birx, Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force: This is not only the worst public health event, but also the worst event the country is about to face. However, we know what behavior can cause the spread of the virus, and we also know how to change the behavior to stop the spread of the virus.
Birx also stressed that the coronavirus vaccine cannot be expected to save himself. Only by strictly observing the epidemic prevention guidelines, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing can the epidemic be truly under control.
Deborah Birx, Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force: The coronavirus vaccine is crucial, but it can’t save us from a worsening epidemic. Only we can save ourselves, and we know what to do. So, if you have loved ones you want to protect, you must now follow these epidemic prevention guidelines.