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Recently, the spread of Coronavirus in the United States has accelerated and the number of cases has surged again, setting new highs one after another.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, in the week starting on the 20th of this month, nearly 500,000 new cases of Coronavirus were newly diagnosed in the United States, reaching 489,769, which is an average of 69,967 new cases per day. The highest level since the outbreak in the United States.
Curfew in Texas Severely pandemic Area, Local Hospitals Operating at Full Capacity
Due to the recent rapid development of Coronavirus pandemic, El Paso, located in Texas, recently announced a curfew.
In the past three weeks, the number of people hospitalized with Coronavirus in El Paso hit a record high. Almost all local hospitals have been operating at full capacity, and the situation is very serious.
Data show that in the past three weeks, the number of people admitted to hospital for Coronavirus in El Paso has almost tripled, setting a record for the highest single-day admission almost every day, and on the 26th local time, El Paso was in hospital.
The number of patients rose to 853, a record high since the outbreak.
The head of the local hospital, Aloqi, said that he and his colleagues had noticed signs of accelerating the spread of the pandemic before, but they did not expect the situation to deteriorate so quickly.
Now the hospital’s intensive care unit and outpatient department are all full, and everyone is exhausted. This is true of all hospitals in the El Paso area.
In order to control the further spread of the pandemic, El Paso has announced a curfew on the 25th local time, hoping to relieve the pressure on the medical system.
For ordinary people, the pandemic has not only brought about an increase in the number of cold cases, but also because of their relatives and friends who fell ill one after another, or even fell.
Andrea, a resident of El Paso, encountered such a situation. Starting in September, 15 members of the family, including Andrea himself, were diagnosed with Coronavirus within a month.
The grandfather died unfortunately due to a serious illness.
Local resident Andrea: From an emotional point of view, this is really a difficult thing to accept. When you hear the number of confirmed cases, you just hope that there is no family in it.
A large number of unemployed New York soaring demand for free food
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, a large number of low-income people in the United States have been unable to solve even basic food problems, and the demand for free food from “food banks” has skyrocketed.
On the 27th local time, there was a long line in front of the “Food Bank” in the Bronx, New York City.
The person in charge of the “Food Bank” in the Bronx said that after the outbreak, the number of people who came here to receive free food has tripled.
(New York) Guillermo Lugo, the head of the “Food Bank” in the Bronx: We usually supply 200 to 250 households here. After the outbreak, the number of people who come here to receive food has increased to 650 families, and there are no The slowing trend.
The person in charge also said that not only are many elderly people facing difficulties because of the cuts in welfare policies, more and more young people now have to come to receive free food because of unemployment.
At the same time, the children were suspended from school and could not eat the meals provided by the school, adding to the pressure on the family.
Guillermo Lugo, head of the “Food Bank” in the Bronx: These families are like living on a time bomb. If this continues, they will not even be able to pay the rent.
U.S. Expert: Inaction of the U.S. Federal Government Causes Chaos in Anti-pandemic Actions
According to statistics from charities that provide free food, more than 2.5 million people in New York City alone do not have enough income to pay for food, shelter, transportation, and raising children. In the United States, more than 54 million people are struggling to eat during the pandemic.
The Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Giruval said in an interview with the media on the 27th local time that the recent surge in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus reported in the United States is by no means purely due to the “increased testing volume”, but the actual It’s really growing . “
Giruval said that in March and April this year, the United States’ new coronavirus detection capabilities were far from meeting demand. “Maybe only one-tenth, or even one-fifteenth of the cases were diagnosed.” Now the number of tests in the United States has increased. , But the number of cases is indeed increasing sharply, and the number of hospitalized patients is also soaring. The medical system in many parts of the country is under tremendous pressure.
Former head of the US Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb local time on the 26th to accept the US NBC interview program, said the current US outbreak is very serious, but the “worst is yet to come” in In parts of the United States, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus will increase exponentially.
Gottlieb said that if the United States can immediately take strict prevention and control measures at the national level, then it may still be possible to contain the pandemic-but now it seems that the US government simply cannot do this.
Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota, said that the pandemic in the United States has not yet ended. Many Americans are increasingly “feeling tired” of various restrictions.
The United States may still be in the “stretched first wave of pandemic” “.
There are more and more cases of going out without masks. Coupled with the increasingly cold autumn and winter, people’s gathering activities have shifted from outdoor open spaces to indoor narrow spaces, which increases the risk of infection.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also pointed out that the recent surge in cases in the United States does not mean the arrival of the second or third wave of pandemic.
In addition, according to South African media reports on the 27th, Fauci said in a video seminar with South African scholars on the 26th local time that many countries around the world can achieve a unified game of chess in the fight against the pandemic, but the United States is due to the federal government.
The inaction of the United States and the emergence of “50 states fighting each other” have caused the United States to never get out of the pandemic.