Uk After the pandemic December 19 The epidemic has hit, and the leaders of some countries have not been spared. This makes the people realize the seriousness of the epidemic, promotes the change of public opinion, promotes countries to shift to the anti-epidemic mode, adjusts response strategies, and promotes vaccination and other prevention and control measures.
Pain is fixed and painful.
On the evening of April 6, 10 days after contracting the novel coronavirus, 56-year-old British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was transferred to the intensive care unit for three nights due to his deteriorating condition. He later admitted that the condition “may have changed in two directions” at that time.
On March 5, the United Kingdom reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 death. The British government’s prevention and control measures in the early stage of the outbreak seemed relaxed, and even regarded as advocating “herd immunity”. The string of epidemic prevention consciousness in the whole country is not tight.
Johnson’s deterioration became a turning point in Britain’s fight against the epidemic. The public saw that even the Prime Minister had not escaped the virus and began to cooperate more actively with social distancing and other measures.
On April 27, Johnson, who broke through the “ghost gate”, returned to 10 Downing Street. He said that the epidemic is “the biggest challenge facing Britain since the end of World War II”.
He will not relax prevention and control too soon, otherwise he will “at the expense of the British people”. On the 12th of the same month, Britain announced that it would donate 200 million pounds to the World Health Organization and other United Nations agencies to help poor countries curb the epidemic.
In the past few months, Britain has been “locked down” and lifted several times, and Johnson has been urging people to strictly prevent epidemics. The government has invested heavily in vaccine research and development, drug screening, and the procurement of anti-epidemic supplies such as protective equipment and testing tools to try its best to mend the sheep.
On December 8, the United Kingdom launched mass vaccination. Johnson said that the vaccine “will gradually make a huge difference. But I emphasize ‘gradually’, because we haven’t reached that point yet. We have not yet defeated the virus.”
In South America, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro held a press conference on July 7 and announced that he had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
Bosonaro, 65, once praised himself as an athlete, the coronavirus was “just a small cold”, rarely wore masks in public, and asked local governments to restart the economy as soon as possible.
He has also quarreled with several governors about the “lockdown” measures. Within two months, two ministers of health resigned one after another.
In Brazil’s history, the political careers of many leaders have been hit by various epidemics. In 1919, President-designate Francisco de la Rodriguez Alves died of the epidemic.
In 1992, cholera spread, and then-President Fernando Coroll de Mello resigned at the end of the year under impeachment pressure. In 2016, Dirma Rousseff was impeached, and the Zika epidemic added fuel to the political crisis she faced.
The worsening epidemic in Brazil has affected the local political situation. In the November local elections, which are regarded as mapping before the 2022 presidential election, many candidates supported by Bossonaro were defeated.
Only two of the 13 mayoral candidates won the election. According to the analysis of many media, the more moderate traditional center-right parties have become big winners, indicating that the people attach more importance to the epidemic and economic difficulties.
In the face of the worsening epidemic, on December 12, the Brazilian government issued a four-phase vaccination plan for high-risk groups such as medical staff, the elderly and indigenous people, seeking to vaccinate more than 70% of the country’s population.
In addition to Johnson and Bolsonaro, leaders such as US President Donald Trump, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Prince Albert II, Head of State of the Principality of Monaco, President Alejandro Jammaty of Guatemala, and Bolivia’s then interim President Jenina Agnez and other leaders have also contracted the novel coronavirus. Fortunately, he recovered.
Former Indian President Pranabh Mukherjee and other former leaders died of the epidemic.
Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on August 23 and was seriously ill. The next night, she received treatment on a ventilator. With the help of the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine, the medical team of Timoshenke contacted Chinese traditional Chinese medicine experts.