According to an internal memorandum by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surged again after the traditional holiday in late November, according to an internal memorandum by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Some American medical experts pointed out that in the next two months, every American should be prepared to fall into disaster.
According to the internal memorandum of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from the 1st to the 7th of this month, 13,41,309 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States, an increase of 18.8% over the previous seven days. During the same period, 15,202 new COVID-19-related deaths were added, a surge of 50.6% over the previous week.
When the average increasing number of deaths in these seven days is close to 2,200, the average number of new deaths per hour is 90, which means that three Americans die of COVID-19 every two minutes.
The memo also shows that in about 29% of hospitals in the United States, the use of intensive care beds has exceeded 80%.
U.S. experts: The United States should be prepared for “disaster” in the next two months
According to the U.S. Consumer News and Business Channel, according to the data of the “Coronavirus Tracking Project”, as of the 7th local time, a total of 102,148 COVID-19 patients in the United States were hospitalized. Among them, on average, 43.8 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in New Mexico, with a full rate of 103.3% of intensive care beds. Existing beds are no longer accommodated, to the point that “medical rationing” may have to be started.
Wayne Gupta, a professor at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation of the University of Washington, said in an interview on the 7th that in fact, “medical rationing” will be extended to the rest of the United States, and every American should be prepared for “falling into disaster” in the next two months.
Wayne Gupta, Professor of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington: In the next two months, every American should be prepared for disaster. This is an indisputable fact and one of the reasons why we predict that a total of about 500,000 Americans will lose their lives by the end of February next year, because we have to do medical rationing, and we can’t let people get the level of treatment they need. Just look at what the epidemic is out of control now.
Gupta also cited a number of epidemic prevention measures he called “common sense”, including urging people not to travel by bus or plane, minimizing parties, not eating in restaurants and canteens, etc.
Wayne Gupta, Professor of the Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment at the University of Washington: I think these are the rules we must abide by. Are these measures strict? I think these are common sense. If we can stick to these, we can slow down the spread of the epidemic until the vaccine is deployed in the near future.