April 12th, local time, at the White House coronavirus media briefing, Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a briefing on the latest epidemic situation in the United States.
She said that the average number of new confirmed cases in the United States in the past seven days was about 66,000, an increase of about 3% over last week, and the average number of hospitalizations in a day was about 5,300, up about 6.6% over last week.
According to two new studies published in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, there are huge differences in hospitalization rates between different ethnic groups in the United States during the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States in 2020.
Compared to whites, minority patients have higher hospitalization rates due to COVID-19. In response, Valensky said that the epidemic has exacerbated the inequality between the health and medical standards of different ethnic groups in the United States, highlighting the urgency of public health departments to work together to solve this important problem.
In addition, in response to the recent surge in new confirmed cases in Michigan, Valensky said that the issuance of more vaccines is not the most effective solution to respond to the surge in confirmed cases in time, and the response of vaccine issuance, vaccination and eventual protection to the control of epidemic data has been delayed.
Valensky said that what Michigan really needs to do is to return to the strict public epidemic prevention measures implemented in the early stage of the epidemic, ban all public facilities, including catering and entertainment, reduce personnel contact, and smooth down the development curve of the epidemic.