The COVID-19 epidemic in the United States continues to worsen, with a cumulative number of confirmed cases approaching 15 million and more than 280,000 deaths. And American experts continue to warn that a more severe test is still ahead.
According to U.S. media reports, the number of hospitalizations in the United States was 102,148 on the 7th, exceeding 100,000 for the sixth consecutive day. Last week, the number of deaths in the United States was about 15,000, the highest since April.
By the 6th local time, the number of new cases in the United States reached about 1.4 million in a week, a 19% increase over the previous week. Michael Ryan, head of the WHO Health Emergency Program, expressed “shock” about the outbreak in the United States.
American experts also use this term, pointing out that the adverse effects of a large number of Americans traveling during the traditional holiday in November have not yet fully demonstrated. And the New Year’s holiday is approaching, and more serious challenges lie ahead.
Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: We now know that challenges are still ahead, and December and January are also hopeless months.
Because now, it is no exaggeration to say that the number of infections, the number of hospitalizations, the number of deaths are breaking the record every day, and these numbers are shocking.
In the United States, the economic impact of the severe COVID-19 epidemic is also continuing, and its rescue plan has been in childbirth due to bipartisan disputes in Congress. On the 7th, the two parties continued to blame each other in the Senate.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell, a Republican, accused Democrats of deliberately setting restrictions in the negotiations.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Republican McConnell: Their (Democrats) strategy is to either reach consensus or have nothing.
Senate Minority Leader, Democrat Schumer, said Republicans were unwilling to give in.
Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate Democrat Schumer: There is only one reason why our efforts to pass another emergency relief bill in the Senate have stalled, that is, the Republican leadership refuse to give in.
More than 50 million people, or nearly one in six, face food shortages in 2020, according to data previously released by Feeding America.