Under the political turmoil, the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States continues to worsen.
Currently, one in ten members of the U.S. Congress has tested positive. At least 60 current members of Congress have contracted the novel coronavirus, 44 are Republicans and 16 are Democrats.
Single-day deaths in the United States reach a new high
The worst day in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, a total of 4,327 people died of COVID-19 in the United States on Tuesday (12th), the highest number of days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States. At present, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States also exceeds 23 million.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a total of 76 more contagionable coronavirus variants, but this is only test data, and the current test data in the United States is limited.
Two new variants of the novel coronavirus were first discovered in the United States.
Scientists from the Ohio State University School of Medicine released a preview report on January 13 local time, confirming that they may have found two variants of the novel coronavirus, and the newly discovered variant virus may have originated in the United States.
One of these viruses quickly became the main strain of COVID-19 in Columbus, Ohio, over the three weeks in late December and early January.
One of the newly discovered strains is reported to have a similar structure to the more infectious coronavirus variant virus emerging in the UK.
Another variant of COVID-19 may have originated from a separate evolutionary strain in the United States.
The prevalence of the two new strains is not clear, but the cellular changes of the new variant are similar to that of the British variety, indicating that the new strain is more infectious than the original strain.
Limited vaccine distribution and vaccination capacity across the United States
Vaccination continues in the United States, with New York opening multiple vaccination sites, including Yankees Stadium and Javits Center.
Mayor De Blasio of New York City said that when these addresses are opened, they can accommodate tens of thousands of people a day to vaccinate, but what they are most worried about is the transportation of vaccines, as well as supply problems and appointment system problems.
In terms of supply, although the vaccine has been distributed to various states, it is still in a difficult state to find.
The second distribution problem is that many places are in a state of full personnel, including online appointments, telephone appointments, and how to distribute vaccines is also in a very problematic stage.
For example, New York City, where the reporter is located, has recently been told that the vaccination time may change from January 11th to March to April this year, so everything is changing now, and there are various uncertainties.