November 16 According to foreign media reports, statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that there have been more than 11 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States, and about 1 million new cases have been newly confirmed in the past week. The US “Foreign Policy” magazine website pointed out on the 13th that the US pandemic has reached the level of a “huge disaster”.
On the 15th local time, Jerome Adams, Director of the U.S. Department of Public Health, stated on social networking sites that an unacceptable truth is that among the 50 states in the United States, 49 states are experiencing an increase in confirmed cases of Coronavirus, including some Thirty-four states are in the “orange zone” or “red zone” of the pandemic (that is, a significant increase in confirmed cases of Coronavirus).
Adams pointed out: “The record (newly confirmed) cases in the past week will soon become a record hospitalization (cases).” He said, “At this growth rate, our/your communities and hospitals simply cannot maintain a high level of care.”
“We are fighting the virus.” Adams said, and urged people to restrict activities outside the home and wear masks. “Now we need a short-term sacrifice to protect the vulnerable.”
According to the US “Capitol Hill” report on the 15th, health officials across the United States are busy responding to the new wave of pandemic. The number of newly confirmed cases in many states has exceeded the number of cases at the peak of the first wave. The spread of the pandemic has caused many places to suspend plans to relax restrictions on gatherings and public life, and some places have taken stricter measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
In view of the recent spread of the pandemic, Chicago city officials announced a 30-day stay-at-home order on the 12th; on the 15th, Washington and Michigan imposed new restrictions on gyms, restaurants, theaters and indoor gatherings.
Prior to the 13th, the US “Foreign Policy” magazine website pointed out that the US pandemic has reached the level of “huge disaster”, but the US government has not paid enough attention to pandemic prevention and control. The article pointed out that the Kaiser Family Foundation of the United States has been drawing a map of the US pandemic, and they have marked areas with severe pandemic in red. According to the latest map, 49 of the 50 states in the United States have been marked in red.