December 7th – Yale University Law School recently released a list of the top ten annual “famous quotes” in the United States in 2020.
Four “famous quotes” related to the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, ranking first is Anthony Fauci, an American infectious disease expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who made a plea for the American public to “wear masks”.
The United States has been the most serious country in the world for many months, with more than 14 million confirmed cases and nearly 300,000 deaths.
The epidemic has been uncontrollable for a long time. Since the Thanksgiving holiday in late November, many epidemic indicators in the United States have set new records again, with new confirmed cases soaring to more than 200,000 in a single day.
The rapid spread of the epidemic has brought unprecedented pressure to the medical system across the United States. Hospital beds, intensive care units and medical staff in many places are operating at full capacity. It does respond to the cover theme of Time magazine recently announced – “Worst Year”.
Under such a bad situation, it is not difficult to understand that epidemic-related news, “famous quotes” and keywords frequently appear in various annual inventory in the United States.
Yale Law School ranked first in the top ten “famous quotes” in the United States.
Fauci called for “wear masks” in an interview with CNN on May 21.
This is June 30, in Washington, D.C., Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attended the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing.
In fact, looking back on the outbreak of the epidemic in the United States, the debates between the government and the private about basic epidemic prevention policies and measures such as wearing masks or not have been endless, and wearing masks has even become a “politicized” topic.
The New England Journal of Medicine mentioned in an editorial in October this year that there are many reasons why the epidemic cannot be controlled, but there is no denying that the United States has been “has been doing poorly” in personal epidemic prevention.
For example, people in most parts of the United States do not wear masks at all, largely because of the leadership of the United States. Call masks a political tool.
Passengers wearing masks stand next to a sign requiring masks at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on November 24.
No. 3 on the list — “One day, like a miracle, it [the virus] will disappear,” said current U.S. President Trump at a White House event on February 27.
No. 4 on the list – Trump said at the White House pandemic press conference on April 23: “I think disinfectants can be eliminated in one minute, just one minute. Is there any way we can inject or clean it?”
These statements were also widely retweeted on social media, causing a lot of controversy, and some American institutions and experts had to come forward to refute the rumors.
Under no circumstances should disinfectant be taken or injected to treat the coronavirus, or fear of death or adverse consequences, said Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
No. 8 on the list — “Science can’t get in the way of this,” White House Press Secretary Kelly McEnany said at a White House press conference in support of the early reopening of schools.
Although McEnany later stressed that his original intention was “science is on our side”, the American media and netizens forwarded this sentence overwhelmingly according to the opposite understanding.
When to resume work and classes has caused serious differences in different parts of the United States, in the final analysis, it is because the epidemic has spread far beyond expectations.
On this annual “famous quotes” list, two are related to the U.S.
election, one about the anti-racial discrimination movement, and one about the change of justices, that is to say, nearly half are closely related to the current situation of increasing political polarization and social tearing and widening in the United States.
After the second place on the list of “wearing masks”, George Freud, a black American man, said on May 25 when he was “kneeling” to the police for law enforcement. “I can’t breathe.”
Freud’s desperate plea before his death in violent law enforcement also became the trigger to ignite the sinking of racial contradictions in the United States again. From summer to autumn, while the epidemic spreads, the wave of demonstrations and protests across the United States has been delayed, which has also triggered various urban riots and violent acts of beating, smashing, looting and abson.
On January 26, outside the Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, the display screen showed Kobe’s death photos.
The tenth place may be one of the few positive and touching “famous sayings” on the list.
The Los Angeles Clippers coach of the NBA said on January 26th, “We are all part of the Lakers today” when mourning the death of Kobe, the city’s old enemy, superstar Kobe.