The COVID-19 pandemic is like a touchstone, testing the falsehood of American human rights.
Nearly a quarter of the confirmed cases worldwide came from the United States, and the number of deaths exceeded the number of U.S. military deaths in World War II.
According to the latest statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, as of 18:00 EST on January 13, the total number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 23 million, and the number of people in the United States has lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus pneumonia.
Both data are all over the world. Far ahead.
“The numbers say it all, and we’re in a very difficult situation.” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the pandemic in the United States was out of control. In the first 10 days of 2021, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 300,000 in a single day, the highest number since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
The surge in confirmed cases has overwhelmed the medical system. In the most affected area of California, ambulances queue outside the hospital, and patients have to wait at least eight hours for treatment.
What’s more fatal is that the pandemic has fully exposed and continued to worsen the long-standing diseases such as the polarization between rich and poor and racial discrimination in the United States, exacerbated social antagonism, triggered waves of protests one after another, and in turn set off a larger pandemic “tsunami”.
In the face of the severe pandemic and the passing of life, witnessing the bad reality, the behavior of American politicians is indebable or even inaction at all, which exposes the extreme nature of American human rights hypocrisy. Human rights are by no means empty slogans, but concrete and practical.
Under the pandemic, the greatest human right is the right and freedom to live in health and safety. Judging how respect a country respects human rights depends on how respects and defends life in the face of necessity.
Furthermore, an important aspect of measuring the level of civilization and human rights protection in a society is how to treat disadvantaged groups.
Whether to really value people’s lives as Mount Tai, or only to regard human rights as a light slogan or a “political weapon” to release freely; whether to truly adhere to “all people are born equal”, or to let the elderly, children, the disabled, the poor and other vulnerable groups face the “storm” of the pandemic and die on their own, the choice of the United States. It is obvious.
On the one hand, the United States advocates the supremacy of human rights, and on the other hand, it turns a blind eye to the safety of people’s lives.
Such a human right is tantamount to castles in the air and vulnerable to the face of the pandemic. Turn a blind eye to basic pandemic prevention requirements such as wearing masks and social distancing, and even demonize and politicize them; ignore the importance of virus testing, believing that “the more tests, the more cases”; persist in holding election rallies at the worst of the pandemic; in order to “compet for the economy”, regardless of the high operation of the pandemic, repeatedly apply Press on states to resume work and production; spread “wrong” such as collective immunity and children do not have to worry about infection; instead of actively fighting the pandemic, they shift the responsibility to other countries and the World Health Organization… Some politicians speak of human rights, but what they do is precisely the greatest blasphemy and irony of human rights.
If we really care about human rights, how can we ignore the lives, health and safety of the people so much, put political interests above the lives and health of the people, and allow the pandemic to accelerate and fall in the out-of-control abyss? In the early stage of the outbreak of the pandemic, some politicians in the United States were not worried about life, but about the rise and fall of the stock market; the pandemic accelerated, and they were worried about not the insufficient reserves of anti-pandemic materials, but about the election election…
In the United States’ anti-pandemic response paper, it was nakedly revealed that the benefits were greater than the pandemic and the votes were greater than lives.