December 16 Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the United States has become the hardest hit area in the world. According to the data released by Johns Hopkins University on the 15th, the cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has exceeded 300,000, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases has exceeded 16.6 million.
In the face of the “epidemic test”, the answer of the U.S. government can be said to be “chicken feathers on the ground”. In the face of the rising death toll of the population, the myth of so-called “liberal democracy” and the so-called “human rights defenders” are constantly collapsing.
At the beginning of the outbreak, U.S. government decision-makers worried about the stock market crash and deliberately downplayed the severity of the epidemic. Some congressmen even sold stocks while hiding the epidemic.
At a time when the epidemic is getting worsening, some American politicians hold political self-interest. In order to pass on contradictions, they ignore the facts, create lies, blame, and constantly incite international and domestic ideological antagonism.
Various behaviors not only led to the failure of social governance in the United States, but also interfered with the international community’s anti-epidemic cooperation.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the federal government and local governments in the United States have hindered each other, and conflicts have been continuous, exposing serious problems in the governance system.
Leslie Sachsen, a professor at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, believes that American society is deeply poisoned by “highly politicized chaotic coping”.
Under the epidemic, the veil of the so-called “ethnic melting pot” has also been lifted. Statistics released by the New York City Department of Health show that the mortality rate of low-income communities, mainly African-American and Latino, is generally much higher than that of relatively rich communities, mainly white people. The Freud incident during the epidemic ignited anger in many parts of the United States, exposing the deep-rooted racial discrimination in American society.
Under the epidemic situation, the so-called “ecucuism” words are self-defeating. When the epidemic continues to rage around the world, the United States is not only not enthusiastic about anti-epidemic cooperation, but also becomes a “stumbling block” to undermine global cooperation in the fight against the epidemic.
At the critical moment when the international community fought against the “epidemic”, the United States, which was addicted to “retreating from the group”, announced its withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the internationally renowned medical journal The Lancet, called the move “atrocities against people all over the world”.
The failure to fight against the epidemic is only the result, and the root cause comes from the shortcomings and contradictions accumulated at the political, economic and social levels for a long time. In the face of the epidemic, the crisis of institutional failure, economic imbalance and social disintegration in the United States has emerged.
If the U.S. politicians still fail to face up to reality and truly care about the lives and well-being of their own people, I’m afraid that the death of the coronavirus will continue, and the injury of the United States will not end.